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Hydrolink is the primary magazine of the IAHR community and one of the highest-rated member benefits. It brings you the latest developments in the field of hydro-environment engineering and research through articles on projects, research, and new methods and tools of interest to the community. It also provides a platform for reporting on IAHR Conferences and news from our members, and offers a forum for exchanging information and spreading the word on topics and projects relevant to the community.
The online version of Hydrolink is open to non-members since 2021 as part of the efforts of the association to disseminate and share knowledge. In addition to the online version, IAHR members will continue to receive their full colour printed copy at their desks periodically as a membership benefit.
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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The United Nations defines “net zero” as the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible, with any remaining emissions re-absorbed from the atmosphere, by the oceans and forests.Achieving net zero by the year 2050 is considered essential for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, a goal adopted in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
An indication that the climate change – water nexus is drawing the attention of the high-level political leadership around the world is the recent announcement from the Presidency of the upcoming 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that it “will elevate water on the climate agenda and seek to drive forward progress and raise ambition”.
Readers will find in this issue some articles on the role of water in climate change mitigation, embedding low-carbon solutions into a water asset lifecycle, assessing GHG emissions for water bodies, innovation and action in the water sector in the United States, and the role of hydropower in the effort achieve carbon neutrality goals in China.
IAHR through its conferences, congresses, and the work of its technical committees is focusing on specific aspects of the nexus between water and climate change mitigation. IAHR also is aiming at stimulating a broader dialogue on this issue by organizing periodically webinars, such that on “Hydro-Environment Pathways to Carbon Neutrality” in May 2002, and that on “Net Zero and Water: National Approaches and Solutions” in November 2022. IAHR also contributes expert perspectives via its various technical committees to major international processes such as the “UN-Water Technical Workshop on Water and Climate Change Mitigation Inter-Dependencies” during the 2023 Bonn Climate Change Conference.
In depth > Net Zero and Water
Water-dependency of the Paris Agreement by Anthony Slatyer
Net-Zero and Water Highlighting U.S. Innovation and action on Mitigation, Adaptation and Resiliency by Ben Grumbles, Katie May Laumann and Peter Goodwin
How the Water Sector is contributing to global Net-Zero efforts by Maria Ubierna and Cristina Diez Santos
Embedding low-carbon solutions into a water asset lifecycle by Neil Krystopowicz, Ian Moore, James Assem, Nicola Knight, Phil Cohen and Jordane Sauvaire
The changing role of hydropower to achieve carbon peak and neutrality goals in China by Xin Sui, Zhongxin Luo, Wu Sainan and Jindong Cai
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Issue 4, 2023: Interbasins water transfers
Issue 1, 2024: Drop Structures in Hydraulic Engineering
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The online version of Hydrolink is open to non-members in 2021 as part of the efforts of the association to disseminate and share knowledge. In addition to the online version, IAHR members will continue to receive their full colour printed copy at their desks periodically as a membership benefit.
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Most articles published in every issue focus on a specific theme developed by the Editor with the support of the Hydrolink Advisory Board and the IAHR Executive Committee. If you would like to propose a theme for a future issue, or contribute an article on one of the planned themes, please contact either the editorial assistant, Estibaliz Serrano, or the editor, Angelos N. Findikakis.
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Estíbaliz Serrano, IAHR Secretariat Madrid Office, Spain, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Mulligan, VorTech Water Solutions and National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Ireland
Yasuo Nihei, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Jing Peng, Vice President, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China
José N. De Piérola, Senior Advisor in Water Resources Management, Peru
Peter Goodwin, Past President of IAHR, President of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, United States of America