2019

Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus Approach

The content of this story map largely draws from the experience gained under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention ), for which the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Europe provides the secretariat. The Water Convention is a legal and institutional framework for transboundary water cooperation which is open for accession to all UN Member States. 

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Melting Swiss glaciers to fuel conflicts over water

Switzerland is set to lose an important water reservoir as the glaciers continue to melt, affecting not only the agricultural sector and hydropower production, but also transport on Europe’s main waterways.

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Colorado River Basin story map highlights importance of managing water below the ground

The Colorado River is a water workhorse for seven western states, supplying drinking water to 40 million people. But it’s not the region’s only important source of water.

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Lake Titicaca Empowering women and improving water governance

Lake Titicaca is one of the highest and ancient freshwater bodies in the world. It is located and shared between Peru and Bolivia at an elevation of 3,809m (12,500ft) above sea level. It is also the highest, commercially navigable lake in the world. This transboundary Ramsar site is one of the most important freshwater reservoirs in the world.

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