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Under an Inland Sea

Back in 2010, Dr. Norm Jones of the BYU Hydroinformatics Lab was contacted by a Nevadan litigation attorney to analyze the effects of proposed groundwater pumping to the Las Vegas area. Dr. Jones was recently interviewed about his work on that project.

Predicting Disasters Using Global Water Intelligence

Accurate knowledge of the water cycle is essential for predicting disasters such as floods and droughts. The Group on Earth Observations Global Water Sustainability initiative (GEOGloWS) provides hydrologic forecasts through an accessible web service to assist local water users. Partnering with water scientists worldwide, Professor Jim Nelson of Brigham Young University worked with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts to develop a global streamflow service.