Generating More Hydropower with Less Dams and Better Ecosystem Outcomes: Is it Possible?
[08-Jan-20] An aspect of the eco-system that is significantly altered by continued hydropower dam construction, particularly in the developing world where construction is picking up pace, is river cooling. One method to offset these negative thermal (ecosystem) changes in the face of dam development is to design reservoir operations that explicitly include environmental goals such as maintaining thermal regimes. The latest research suggests that it is possible to operate fewer dams at higher levels of efficiency using weather forecasts to generate more power with better ecosystem outcomes.
Lee-Lueng Fu Elected Fellow of the AAAS
[26-Nov-19] Lee-Lueng Fu has been elected Fellow of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in the Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Science.
The Early Adopter Program for the Surface Water Ocean Topography Satellite Mission: Lessons Learned in Building User Engagement during the Pre-launch Era
[04-Nov-19] A workshop was organized on the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission that is planned for launch in 2021. Eleven early adopters representing a wide range of stakeholders of the SWOT mission presented projects for evaluation of SWOT's application potential and helped identify pathways to achieving successful application of data from the SWOT mission.


SWOT is being jointly developed by NASA and Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and United Kingdom Space Agency.