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