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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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Do you know about the importance of environmental flows? don't miss this paper that discusses the collaborative development of the California Environmental Flows Framework

For decades, river scientists have been working to understand the quantity, quality, and timing of flows needed to sustain healthy river ecosystems. This work has resulted in the development of approaches for defining environmental flows that recognize the importance of natural flow variability and ecosystem functions (Poff et al., 2010; Richter et al., 2012; Horne et al., 2017).

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Don't miss the TxMAP project, a new way to map with conservation data for organizations, legislative staff, city planners, natural resource professionals, and private landowners.

When we collect data, we’re gifted a multidimensional story, and it’s up to the scientist in each of us to navigate the information one hypothesis at a time until we find relationships that solve complex natural resource issues. Like a trusty map from the glovebox with a pocket compass folded in the crease, the data reveals the best routes and the dead ends to avoid, but ultimately asks us to fuel our discoveries with creative inquisition.

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Interested in transboundary water cooperation? don't miss the lessons from World Bank engagements

How do we know when international cooperation is successful? A senior U.N. official once suggested that cooperation is like elephants mating: it all takes place at a very high level, there is a lot of noise, and it takes years to know the result. While this might be just a cynical joke, it contains a grain of truth: the success of international cooperation is often difficult to measure because results are often intangible and materialize over very long-time scales. And while measuring successful cooperation might sound like academic musing, it is a practical question for governments today given the centrality of cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Supporting transboundary water cooperation: 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 organisations seem to acknowledge the need for transboundary water cooperation. Yet the agreements reached therein suffer from persistent under-implementation.

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"Don't miss this case study of that presents a comprehensive overview of the Hueco Bolson aquifer modeling history and makes a case for future modeling and binational engagement efforts."

The Hueco Bolson aquifer is a binational aquifer shared by the United States of America (USA) and Mexico that is strongly interconnected with the transboundary river, Rio Grande/Rio Bravo. Limited recharge, increasing urbanization, and intensified agriculture have resulted in the over-drafting of groundwater resources and stressed the aquifer, threatening its sustainability if mitigation actions are not taken soon.

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

Stimson Center’s Farwa Aamer sits down with Ambassador Tanja Miskova and Ms. Alina Belskaia to discuss how the KAS-Stimson pre-conference study highlights water security challenges in the Himalayan region, the Middle East & North Africa, and Central Asia. The guests will also assess how the EU is working to advance sustainable development and expand diplomatic initiatives on transboundary water governance.

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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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An Urgent and Radical Rethink on Water

World leaders go into the COP26 climate talks with the most explicit warning to date from scientists that global temperatures will increase by at least 1.5C.

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TxMAP: A new way to map with conservation data

When we collect data, we’re gifted a multidimensional story, and it’s up to the scientist in each of us to navigate the information one hypothesis at a time until we find relationships that solve complex natural resource issues. Like a trusty map from the glovebox with a pocket compass folded in the crease, the data reveals the best routes and the dead ends to avoid, but ultimately asks us to fuel our discoveries with creative inquisition.

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Measuring success in transboundary water cooperation: lessons from World Bank engagements

How do we know when international cooperation is successful? A senior U.N. official once suggested that cooperation is like elephants mating: it all takes place at a very high level, there is a lot of noise, and it takes years to know the result. While this might be just a cynical joke, it contains a grain of truth: the success of international cooperation is often difficult to measure because results are often intangible and materialize over very long-time scales.

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12 Important Things to Know About California's Drought

California is in a second year of drought. Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked residents to voluntarily cut water use by 15% across the state to try to shore up our reserves in case of another dry winter. In the meantime, fires are raging around California as bone-dry forests go up like tinderboxes. How did we get here?

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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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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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WaterTalk: Water Diplomacy and Dialogue

Can you imagine water diplomacy without dialogue? follow this interesting podcast about the importance of listening to people and the art of dialogue in the water sector

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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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