Noticias

WEBINAR: Transboundary Aquifers between Mexico and the U.S: The Complete Picture

The combined results of Sanchez et al. (2016), Sanchez et al. (2018), and Sanchez & Rodriguez (2021), are used in this presentation as a compilation of findings to offer a sole reference of transboundary aquifers to the overall border between Mexico and the U.S.

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BR-2219 Rio Grande Finance & Communities Engagement Strategy Graduate Intern

WWF recently published a paid internship opportunity for graduate students to support WWF on its work in the Rio Grande, you can find the job description and instructions to apply here.

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White Paper - Water Management on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Achieving Water Sustainability and Resilience Through Cross-Border Cooperation

This white paper outlines a set of proposals intended to strengthen the ability of the United States International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) to respond to the challenges of U.S.-Mexico border water management in the 21st century.

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Iran, Iraq exchange accusations over water flow

Iraq is planning to file a lawsuit against Iran for water cuts, according to Iraq's Minister of Water Resources Mahdi Rashid Al Hamdani. 

Iraq has received only one-tenth of what it was receiving in the past from Iran, while water from Turkey also fell by almost two-thirds.

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Groundwater Talks webinars

The Groundwater Around the World initiative is a series of content that, every two months, highlights a country and its groundwater. Learn about hydrogeology all around the world with these webinars!

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Transboundary water cooperation is becoming more urgent as water scarcity and water stress are growing: Learning from water-stressed basins in West Africa

Effective and collaborative management of water resources across borders can enable peace, food security and resilience. As water scarcity and water stress are growing worldwide, most river basin organizations seem to acknowledge the need for transboundary water cooperation. Yet the agreements reached therein suffer from persistent under-implementation.

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Comarca Lagunera- Necesario, atender problema de arsénico en el agua de La Laguna (El Siglo de Torreón)

La dependencia federal informó que, durante la quinta de seis mesas de diálogo sobre el proyecto federal de Agua Saludable para La Laguna, los organismos manifestaron su total compromiso para contribuir con el proyecto para atender la demanda histórica de más de 1 millón 600 mil habitantes de nueve municipios de La Laguna.

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Perth 'sleepwalking into browner, hotter' future as superficial aquifer supply dwindles

In 2007, Perth all but secured its drinking water supply for the future thanks to early investments in technologies like seawater desalination. But trickling away in the background is a serious water problem the city is yet to solve. Perth's number one water source — groundwater — is drying up.

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Climate and Conflict in the Middle East

Of all the regions of the world that will face severe devastation as a result of global warming, perhaps none seems poised to suffer as much as the Middle East, already the planet’s hottest and driest. Between 1961 and 1990, temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa rose by 0.2 degrees Celsius, and they could increase by up to seven degrees Celsius by the end of this century. 

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MEDRC Transboundary Bulletin

UNECE to support Uganda in the preparation of a road map to guide its accession to the Water Convention
Uganda confirmed its intention to accelerate its accession process to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) at a workshop organized by the Ministry of Water and Environment and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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Transboundary river basins connect and require effective cooperation

Transboundary water cooperation between Finland and Russia functions nowadays fluently, with several unique features. Reaching this stage has been a long process with fascinating political developments. Water played an important role also in the peace agreements between the countries after the World War II.

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Infrastructure Deal is Big News for WRRC and Water Sector

Did you know that the WRRC was part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill? The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law this week, contains historic investment in water resources and, of particular importance to the WRRC, it reauthorized the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA). As our readers may know, the WRRC is the water resources research institute for AZ, federally authorized under the WRRA.

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Visualizing the aquifers that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border

Last year, amid widespread drought, a violent protest over water erupted in Chihuahua, Mexico, a state in the northwestern part of the country. Local farmers armed themselves with sticks, rocks and Molotov cocktails and took over the Boquilla Dam, which was holding the water they desperately needed to irrigate their crops. Two people died in confrontations with Mexican soldiers. 

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International Hydro-diplomacy: Building and Strengthening Regional Institutions for Water Conflict Prevention

This study necessitates a call to action on transboundary water governance in the Himalayan region, Central Asia, and the Euphrates-Tigris river basin. If scarce water resources are viewed only strategically, there is a strong likelihood of shared waters becoming a source of contention and competition between riparian states. This possibility alone warrants international attention. The ever-changing security and environmental context make it imperative for internal and external stakeholders to discuss water issues more efficiently within policymaking.

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ISARM2021 Recordings

Recordings of the #ISARM2021 are available! Follow this interesting conference on “Challenges and the way forward”

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EU’s hydro-diplomacy in a water-stressed world

Interested in hydro-diplomacy? Don't miss this podcast entitled "EU’s hydro-diplomacy in a water-stressed world"

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A conversation with Sarah Moyer, Senior Environmental Specialist, on Biodiversity and Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation Programs

The CIWA program is exploring ways to better align transboundary water cooperation efforts with biodiversity conservation goals, such as identifying opportunities at the intersection of transboundary waters management and freshwater biodiversity conservation. CIWA supports a range of biodiversity-related activities and continues to identify ways to further scale up biodiversity safeguarding interventions across the program.

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Groundwater Talks webinars

Don't forget to follow the Groundwater talks by the @groundwaterproj

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Water Wars! Water Wars! Water Wars! The catastrophic anthropogenic changes to Earth’s systems

Dando sequência a série de webinars sobre “Governança das águas transfronteiriças ao redor do mundo”, o Laboratório de Geografia Política (GEOPO) da Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brasil) recebe Larry Swatuk, professor da Escola de Meio Ambiente, Empresa e Desenvolvimento (SEED) da Universidade de Waterloo, no Canadá, no dia 8 de setembro às 14h (GMT-3), para um bate papo sobre as águas transfronteiriças, considerando as dramáticas mudanças antropogênicas e possivelmente catastróficas nos sistemas da Terra que estão em andamento.

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Transboundary water governance around the globe

Don't miss this exciting webinar on Transboundary water governance around the globe by @Geopo.

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Understanding and Improving Transboundary Water(shed) Governance

On June 9th, 2021 we welcomed Benjamin Perrier, who holds a position cross-appointed between the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, the WIGGLab, and the Borders in Globalization Project, for a Global Talk presentation on his current research focusing on transboundary water governance in the Columbia River Basin.

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Advances in Transboundary Aquifer Assessment

This Special Issue of invites papers reporting on transboundary aquifer assessment research. Integrated studies, including modeling, that incorporate various aspects of the hydrologic system and/or socioeconomic conditions are welcomed. In addition, the Guest Editors invite papers analyzing relevant institutional issues and mechanisms for cooperation, which could serve as the foundation for collaboration extending to management of transboundary groundwater

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Call for abstracts Water Security and Climate Change Conference

Call for abstracts for "Water Security and Climate Change Conference" is now open! Great opportunity to share your experiences on water management, climate change, water-energy-food nexus, hazards and more!

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Groundwater-surface water interactions: physical, biogeochemical and ecological processes

We invite you to submit an abstract to our EGU 2021 session: “HS10.9: Groundwater-surface water interactions: physical, biogeochemical and ecological processes”.   

The abstract submission deadline is 13 January 2021, 13:00 CET.
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How to Transform Inequality in Water

Dr. Naho Mirumachi will be giving a talk on “Water Conflict: Transforming harms and inequality in transboundary water management”. 

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Usability Session of the SWIM platform

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Binational Groundwater Task Force

The Permanent Forum of Binational Waters proposes the creation, promotion and development of the Binational Groundwater Task Force. 

Its objectives will be based on the definition and configuration of the values ​​that govern shared groundwater water resources.

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Charting a Climate-smart future for the Rio Grande

 

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Newsletter March 2021

March Newsletter is Out!

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November Newsletter

Welcome to the second edition of the Shared Waters Newsletter, the news venue of the Permanent Forum of Binational Waters!

In this issue, we hosted our first and second coffee breaks where we discussed challenges and solutions related to water deliveries from Mexico to the United States from the Rio Grande/Bravo according to the 1944 treaty. 

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July Newsletter

Welcome to the first edition of the Shared
Waters Newsletter, the news venue of the
Permanent Forum of Binational Waters!

Our newsletter is designed to update our members on issues related to the platform development, new resources and services available, highlights of recent research developments, calls for action and other news. This is a communication space for the Forum’s members and for those interested in improving our binational waters. We plan to distribute the Shared Waters Newsletter every two months.

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Website Launch!!

Join us and be part of this great experience! 

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