Water and climate change

Climate dynamics affect the sources and distribution of rain and snow worldwide. This can change river flows and the rates of replenishment of aquifers. Since the 1960s, the IAEA has been a world leader in generating and exchanging isotope hydrology scientific information through its global isotope observation networks. It has also continued to help Member States use nuclear science and technology to monitor, mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change on water resources. 

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