Deciembre

Ankara says Baghdad cooperation on water to benefit both sides

Ankara called on the Iraqi central government on Wednesday to cooperate with Ankara to resolve Iraq’s water problems.

The senior Turkish lawmaker and former minister of forestry and water affairs, Veysel Eroğlu, who is also the Turkish presidency’s special representative to Iraq, held a meeting in the parliament to evaluate Iraq's water supply issues.

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Rethinking Transboundary Water Governance

Regional and transboundary water conflicts within and between nations are widespread all over the world, but such conflicts are not always a priority issue in the political agenda of the various governments that share a waterscape. In almost all countries in South Asia, water management is fraught with inefficiency and complacency, a fact which helps account for the frequent flooding, water scarcity, excessive groundwater draft, pollution, degradation of rivers, and dismal poverty that plague the region. Past treaties have not eliminated disputes over water sharing; in fact, disputes exist not only between countries but also between states within a country.

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War over water the new flashpoint in the India-China Stand-Off

At a conference on 26 November Yan Zhiyong, chairman of the state-owned Power Construction Corp of China, announced plans to build a new hydropower dam on one of the largest river’s in the world, which flows to India and Bangladesh.

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Shared Waters Facility: IUCN joins new partnership on transboundary water cooperation

IUCN and partners joined forces in a new partnership designed to strengthen cooperation in transboundary basins. The newly established ‘Shared Waters Cooperation Facility’ is a global partnership that will strengthen cooperation on shared waters through supporting stakeholders in navigating and negotiating agreements over water resources.

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Multiple ways to finance transboundary water cooperation exist but significant gaps remain, concludes a high-level workshop convened by UNECE and partners

While transboundary rivers, lakes and aquifers, accounting for 60 per cent of global freshwater flows, are of crucial importance for the sustainable development and political stability of riparian States, the financial means for their management, development and protection are insufficient in most parts of the world.

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Launch of the Mekong Dam Monitor

On December 15, the U.S. Department of State launched the Mekong Dam Monitor in collaboration with the Stimson Center and Eyes on Earth.

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Annual Report of Cooperation in International Waters in Africa

As the CIWA program enters its tenth year, we look back at how CIWA support has helped navigate complexities and unique political economies, using lessons learned to achieve stronger programming and impact on the ground. Take a look at all the achievements and critical actions the program has catalyzed reaffirming CIWA's commitment to supporting transboundary water resources cooperation in Africa

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Shared Waters Cooperation Facility

The Shared Waters Cooperation Facility is a global convening platform that brings together diverse partners, inter-governmental organisations and technical and knowledge partners to coordinate and ensure more effective, consistent and accelerated support for transboundary water cooperation.

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Congress Approves Funding For SE Alaska Transboundary Water Monitoring Work Near BC Mining Areas

Great news! U.S. Congress approved funds for the USGS to continue baseline water quality monitoring at the international border for Southeast Alaska’s transboundary rivers to address the contamination for mining activities

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New insights on governing transboundary water – hydro diplomacy, cooperation and international conventions

In October the Middle East Water Forum* (MEWF) staged a webinar on transboundary water governance. The event brought together 350 water experts from 52 countries to hear an expert panel discuss how transboundary water issues are best dealt with. During the event the audience was polled on what they believed worked and what didn’t. Their answers may surprise you. Here, Shammy Puri, Hassan Aboelnga & Hazim El-Naser share what was discovered and discuss why it’s important.

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The waters we share with our neighbours

Twenty-Four years ago, when the prime ministers of Bangladesh and India signed the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty on December 12, 1996, it was quite a different world to mark such a milestone. 

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Central Arizona Project

We celebrate the 12 years of Sharon Megdal as a board member on the Central Arizona Project (CAP) to ensure a secure and stable water supply on Arizona. Follow this link to read more about CAP

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Transboundary cooperation on the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin

The second meeting of the Regional Working Group (RWG) for transboundary cooperation on the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB) convening on 1 and 2 December, outlined the main operational axis for the implementation of the vision of the programme.

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México: Empresas riegan el agua del país como quieren. La Conagua exige nueva Ley que cerrará la llave

No te pierdas esta nota en donde se explica por qué se necesita una nueva Ley General de Aguas en México y qué repercuciones tiene la ley actual en cuanto a manejo y administración del agua

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Sonora: Revertir la contaminación de los ríos mexicanos

La historia del peor desastre ambiental minero en México, provocado por la minera Grupo México que derramó 40 millones de litros de solución de sulfato de cobre acidulado sobre los Ríos Sonora y Bacanuchi en 2014, sigue siendo uno de los tantos problemas socioambientales causados por la contaminación.

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