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Targeting Drought with Nuclear Techniques

Video: Katy Laffan, Martin Klingenboeck

A global project to read the fingerprints of raindrops is harnessing the power of big data to monitor water supplies for our thirsty planet. Using isotope hydrology, scientists in Austria, Costa Rica, and around the world are analysing rain and river water to see which raindrops end up in which rivers. This helps avoid drought, especially in the light of climate change. Learn more about the IAEA’s Water Resources Programme as effective tool for water resources assessment and sustainable water management on our website

Nuclear scientists, at the IAEA labs and around the world, are using insights gained from studying life at the atomic level, to develop these innovative tools that will drive progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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