Collaborative management of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam increases economic benefits and resilience

Mohammed Basheer, Victor Nechifor, Alvaro Calzadilla, Khalid Siddig, Mikiyas Etichia, Dale Whittington, David Hulme & Julien J. Harou  DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25877-w Abstract: The landscape of water infrastructure in the Nile Basin is changing with the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Although this dam could improve electricity supply in Ethiopia…

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A review of systems modelling for local sustainability

Enayat A Moallemi, Edoardo Bertone, Sibel Eker, Lei Gao, Katrina Szetey, Nick Taylor and Brett Anthony Bryan DOI: /10.1088/1748-9326/ac2f62 Abstract: The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a holistic and ambitious agenda for transforming the world towards societal well-being, economic prosperity, and environmental protection. Achieving the SDGs is, however, challenged…

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Extreme sea levels at different global warming levels

Claudia Tebaldi, Roshanka Ranasinghe, Michalis Vousdoukas, D. J. Rasmussen, Ben Vega-Westhoff, Ebru Kirezci, Robert E. Kopp, Ryan Sriver & Lorenzo Mentaschi DOI: 10.1038/s41558-021-01127-1 Abstract: The Paris agreement focused global climate mitigation policy on limiting global warming to 1.5 or 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. Consequently, projections of hazards and risk are…

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Water storage and release policies for all large reservoirs of conterminous United States

Sean W.D.Turner, Jennie Clarice Steyaert, Laura Condon and Nathalie Voisin DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126843 Abstract: Large-scale hydrological and water resource models (LHMs) require water storage and release schemes to represent flow regulation by reservoirs. Owing to a lack of observed reservoir operations, state-of-the-art LHMs deploy a generic reservoir scheme that may fail…

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Multiscale effects masked the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity demand in the United States

Casey D. Burleyson, Aowabin Rahman, Jennie S. Rice, Amanda D.Smith and Nathalie Voisin DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117711 Abstract: Shelter-in-place orders and business closures related to COVID-19 changed the hourly profile of electricity demand and created an unprecedented source of uncertainty for the grid. The potential for continued shifts in electricity profiles has…

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Characterizing the Non-linear Interactions Between Tide, Storm Surge, and River Flow in the Delaware Bay Estuary, United States

Ziyu Xiao, Zhaoqing Yang, Taiping Wang, Ning Sun, Mark Wigmosta and David Judi DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.715557 Abstract: Low-lying coastal areas in the mid-Atlantic region are prone to compound flooding resulting from the co-occurrence of river floods and coastal storm surges. To better understand the contribution of non-linear tide-surge-river interactions to compound…

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The FLOod Probability Interpolation Tool (FLOPIT): A Simple Tool to Improve Spatial Flood Probability Quantification and Communication

Mahkameh Zarekarizi, K. Joel Roop-Eckart, Sanjib Sharma, Klaus Keller DOI: 10.3390/w13050666 Abstract: Understanding flood probabilities is essential to making sound decisions about flood-risk management. Many people rely on flood probability maps to inform decisions about purchasing flood insurance, buying or selling real-estate, flood-proofing a house, or managing floodplain development. Current…

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Market expectations of a warming climate

Wolfram Schlenker and Charles A.Taylor DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2020.08.019 Abstract: We compare prices of financial derivatives whose payouts are based on future weather outcomes to CMIP5 climate model predictions as well as observed weather station data across eight cities in the US from 2001 through 2020. Derivative prices respond both to short-term…

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