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International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers (distance learning course)

The Geneva Water Hub, a global center on hydropolitics and hydrodiplomacy of the University of Geneva, is pleased to announce the launching of the 2020 edition of its Distance Learning Course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers.

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Transboundary Water Resources - Hydro Diplomacy, Cooperation INterational Water Law Conventions (1)

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Call for Abstracts (En)Gendering Transboundary Water Governance: Feminist Perspectives on Water Conflict and Cooperation

Call for women working on water governance for participating in the "Feminist Perspectives on Water Conflict and Cooperation" that wants to bring together researchers and practitioners of water conflict and cooperation at the transboundary level.

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Water efficiency achievable throughout U.S. without decrease in economic activity

There is no one right answer to increase water efficiency, rather, there are dozens of right answers depending on region. Read this note about the water efficiency across US

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International Conference on Sustainable Water Management ( ICSWM )

International Conference on Sustainable Water Management (ICSWM) will be held in Multan,Pakistan during 12th Sep-13th Sep 2020 as the Conference of ICSWM . ICSWM is sponsored by ConferenceFora. It aims to be one of the leading International conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Water Management and Environmental Science. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Water Management and Environmental Science.

 

 

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Ahora, la ley de la selva

El asunto se complicó a grado extremo. Una impresionante caravana integrada por miles de agricultores chihuahuenses entró a la presa Boquilla y por dos frentes les llegaron a miembros de la Guardia Nacional; les quemaron los camiones, las casas de campaña, sus pertenencias y los obligaron a huir a pie. Los agricultores tomaron el control de la presa. Adicionalmente, una mujer murió y su esposo se encuentra con heridas graves generadas cuando regresaban a su domicilio luego de las protestas en la presa y se responsabiliza de ello a miembros de la Guardia Nacional.

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6 states ask government to halt Lake Powell Pipeline project so concerns can be addressed

While six other Western states that rely on the Colorado River for their water needs sent a letter to the federal government asking it to halt the approval process on the Lake Powell Pipeline project, local officials are hoping a “long-standing tradition” of cooperation and consensus between the Colorado Basin states will prevail so the project can move forward without too much delay.

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How Rivers Shape States

For thousands of years, rivers have shaped the world’s political boundaries. A new study and research database by geographers Laurence Smith and Sarah Popelka details the many ways that rivers shape modern borders.

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Reducing deforestation means getting serious about environmental crime

The Amazon Basin is approaching a dangerous tipping point. Within a few years the world’s largest tropical forest could experience a 'die-back' that would not just affect South American countries, but deal a fatal blow to global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. It is no secret who is to blame. The principal culprits are the constellation of industries and individuals responsible for illegal deforestation...

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Groundwater sustainability agencies

For local agencies, SGMA requires local groundwater pumpers to form Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (or GSAs) and to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans to manage their groundwater basins.  In order to effectively implement those plans, SGMA provides new tools and authorities including requiring registration of groundwater wells, measuring and limiting groundwater extractions, imposing fees for groundwater management, and enforcing the terms of a groundwater sustainability Groundwater sustainability plan.

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The Groundwater Visibility Initiative

Groundwater visibility: it's an idea whose time has come. And it will be celebrated in 2022 when it will be honored by the UN on 22 March 2022 - World Water Day

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Shortages and transboundary water conflicts

The planet is heating up fast. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Middle East and Africa where the impacts on water security and food security can exacerbate the conflict dynamics already extant in both regions.

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Water is the New Gold: An Emerging Source of Global Conflicts

Water is the New Gold: An Emerging Source of Global Conflicts. To cap it all, realizing the gravity of situation, we being responsible inhabitants of this planet should give up our clinical attitude towards this most grave issue and devise an effective strategy to cope with this emerging source of global conflict for we could live without oil (black gold) but without blue gold (water), we are doomed to extinction.

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Why the Nile Constitutes a New Kind of Water Dispute – and Why That’s Dangerous

See how the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute offers an alarming insight into just how dangerous future transboundary water disputes may become in absence of agreements between water users, particularly in the context of a changing climate

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Southern Idaho Water Quality Study Raises Alarm About Farm, Dairy Practices

The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer is a critical drinking water source for southern and eastern Idaho, but due to farming and agricultural practices the water source is under risk of contamination.

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Professor Shafiqul Islam, author of “Complexity of Transboundary Water Conflicts”

Dr Lawrence Susskind interviews Professor Shafiqul Islam (Tufts University), author of "Complexity of Transboundary Water Conflicts" (Anthem Press, 2018

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IHE Delft Prof. Pieter van der Zaag discusses the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Pieter van der Zaag, Professor of Integrated Water Resources Management at IHE Delft and chair of it's Water Management Group, discusses the historical process that led to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. He talks about the Nile Basin Initiative, the current situation, and his thoughts on the future.

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STEP-BY-STEP MONITORING METHODOLOGY FOR SDGINDICATOR 6.5.2

Integrated Monitoring Guide for SDG 6Step-by-step monitoring methodology for SDG indicator 6.5.2 version “2020”Final version 2020-01-2521.PRESENTATION OF SDGINDICATOR 6.5.2AND MAIN DEFINITIONS1.1TRANSBOUNDARY RIVER/LAKE BASINS AND AQUIFERS MANAGEMENT AND SDGINDICATOR6.5.2Most of the world’s water resources are shared: at least 592 transboundary aquifers have been identified and 310 transboundary lake and river basins cover nearly one half of the Earth’s land surface and account for an estimated 60% of global freshwater

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International water conflicts with Dr Kimberley Thomas

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Regulating what we can't see: International Law and Transboundary Aquifers

Don't miss the keynote of GabrielEckstein ""Regulating what we can't see: International Law and Transboundary Aquifers"" at IAHgroundwater Congress IWRA_water"

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Fenómeno de El Niño y sus efectos en la agricultura

El Niño es un fenómeno climatológico complejo que afecta a todo el mundo, generando sequías e inundaciones en diferentes partes. El Niño no se puede evitar, pero el monitoreo y la gestión pueden ayudar a mitigar sus efectos negativos…"

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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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Charting a Climate-smart future for the Rio Grande

 

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Convocatoria al primer seminario virtual "Diáspora Hídrica" para Jóvenes Mexicanos Explorando las Fronteras del Conocimiento del Agua

Si eres mexican@ y estudias un doctorado/postdoctora relacionado con el estudio del agua, participa en el primer seminario virtual "Diáspora Hídrica" organizado por el @IMTA_mx

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Webinars informativos sobre el Borrador Marco del Programa Frontera 2025

La Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT),  y su contraparte Estudounidense,  La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos, ( la EPA por sus siglas en inglés ) les extienden una cordial invitación para asistir a una de sus tres sesiones informativas, llevadas a cabo vía webinar, organizadas por el Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN), sobre el borrador marco del Programa Ambiental México-Estados Unidos: Programa Frontera 2025.

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Draft U.S-Mexico Environmental Program: Border 2025 Framework

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Government of Mexico counterpart, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), are announcing the availability of the draft U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program: Border 2025 framework document.

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Identifying species in need of protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is responsible for identifying those species that are in need of protection under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Service will be making a determination on whether two species of freshwater mussels (Mexican fawnsfoot and Salina mucket) warrant protections under the Act. These freshwater mussels are endemic to western Texas in the Rio Grande and Pecos river basin.

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July Newsletter (1)

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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July Newsletter (2)

The launch of our website on May 29th, 2020 brought together more than 80 participants who shared their thoughts regarding the shape of our platform. Today, we have over 120 members representing close to 60 academic, governmental, non-governmental and private institutions working on binational waters between Mexico and the United States.

 

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July Newsletter (3)

Our Network has developed 16 Working Groups so far.

In addition to topics of expertise, we have also included regions of expertise in our network, which will improve your search for colleagues working not only on the same fields, but also in the same areas along the border.

 

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Website Launch!!

Join us and be part of this great experience! 

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