Regions likely to encounter significant water anomalies in the coming months include: California, the US Central and Southern Plains, Canada's Central Plains, Southern Mexico, Central America, northern Brazil, Argentina, Southern Africa, Tanzania, the Arabian Peninsula, Borneo, and New Guinea.This Watch List is based on ISciences' Water Security Indicator Model (WSIM) Global Water Monitor and Forecast issued 9 September 2015.
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Though water deficits may moderate in Southern Africa through December, exceptional deficits are possible January through March.
The forecast for Southern Africa through January 2016, though not as dire as previously forecast, still calls for exceptional deficits in South Africa, extreme deficits in Angola, and now calls for extreme to exceptional deficits in Southern Mozambique.
Severe to exceptional water deficits in southern and central Angola are forecast to continue through January 2016. The deficits spread to Namibia in June, decreasing in intensity in Northern Namibia in October but remaining exceptional in Southern Namibia through January 2016.