11 January 2019

Thank you for your continued interest in ISciences' monthly Global Water Monitor & Forecast Watch List. This update is to inform you that the forthcoming edition, originally scheduled for release on January 15, 2019, will be delayed due to the partial US government shutdown.

The Water Watch List presents a selection of regions likely to encounter significant water anomalies in the next few months and is one analytical product in a suite derived from the ISciences Water Security Indicator Model (WSIM). WSIM makes use of several input datasets, including observed monthly mean temperature and total precipitation for the most recent month. These data are produced by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA has not yet produced these two datasets, likely due to the partial government shutdown.

We apologize for the delay and will keep you informed regarding the publication date of Global Water Monitor & Forecast Watch List - January 2019.

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Many analyses reported in ISciences-authored blog posts are based on data generated by the ISciences Water Security Indicator Model (WSIM). Other sources, if used, are referenced in footnotes accompanying individual posts. WSIM is a validated capability that produces monthly reports on current and forecast global freshwater surpluses and deficits with lead times of 1-9 months at 0.5°x0.5° resolution. This capability has been in continuous operation since April 2011 and has proven to provide reliable forecasts of emerging water security concerns in that time-frame. WSIM has the ability to assess the impacts of water anomalies on people, agriculture, and electricity generation. Detailed data, customized visualizations, and reports are available for purchase.

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