Applications of nuclear technology in the fight against drought

A global rainwater data project harnesses 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 analyzing rainwater and river water to see which rivers end up in which precipitation. In this way, drought is combated, especially in view of climate change. On our website you will find more information about the IAEA Water Resources Programme, an effective tool for assessing water resources and managing water sustainably.

Nuclear scientists in IAEA laboratories and around the world are using information gleaned from the study of life at the atomic level to develop these innovative instruments, which will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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