Rapid diagnostic tests

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    This project develops state-of-the-art daily precipitation data sets with high-resolution grids for Asia, including the Himalayas, South and South-East Asia and mountainous areas in the Middle East. The data sets are created primarily with data obtained from a rain-gauge-observation network. The data contribute to studies such as the diagnosis of climate changes, evaluation of Asian water resources, statistical downscaling, forecast improvements and verification of numerical model simulation and satellite precipitation estimates.

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    France
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    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Forestry
    Marine and Fisheries
    Water

    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues.

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    Understanding the existing situation is the first step to improving efficiency and reducing carbon emissions on boiler facility.
    Analysis is performed at companies with boilers by organizing and analyzing the data from boiler management diaries or by measuring the actual operation situation and boiler efficiency by installing sensors such as flowmeters on the boilers when they are in operation.

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    The Climate Resilience Framework is a conceptual framework for simplifying and analyzing complex relationships between people, systems, institutions and climate change. The framework helps clarify factors that need to be included in the diagnosis of climate vulnerability, structures the systematic analysis of vulnerability in ways that clearly identify the entry points for responding, and supports strategic planning to build resilience to climate change.

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    This paper, part of the Both ENDS Working Paper Series, synthesises and summarises the main findings of the collaborative project Effective gender mainstreaming in water management for sustainable livelihoods: From guidelines to practice (2005). This project sought to examine a widely perceived gap between the words and actions of water management policies on the issue of gender.

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    These training materials include a conceptual framework for simplifying and analysing complex relationships between people, systems, institutions and climate change. The framework helps clarify factors that need to be included in the diagnosis of climate vulnerability, structures the systematic analysis of vulnerability in ways that clearly identify the entry points for responding and supports strategic planning to build resilience to climate change.

  • Rapid detection and identification of gases and other volatile compounds is needed in diverse areas that include environmental monitoring medical diagnosis quality control and defense applications. Current methods that rely on chromatographic analyses are expensive time consuming and require skilled operators. As a result new methods that enable the simple direct identification of these volatile species are needed. Researchers at Rice University have developed a new material that can be used in the identification of unknown solvent vapors.

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    Who benefits from disasters and the claims of dangerous, man-made (but still avoidable) global warming? Not that disasters never happen, but do we have the right diagnosis in this case?I
    would like to add a note of optimism to the report by the New Economics
    Foundation (NEF) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) called
    'The end of development'. Both warn of the reversal of human progress, unless of
    course humanity responds as these 'experts' advise.
    Such claims call for political analysis.
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