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The ‘Renaissance Dam’ dispute: the state of transboundary water law in the face of climate insecurity

The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, once operational, will be the largest hydroelectric powerplant in Africa. 

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Water sharing in the Himalayas: How do the India-China border skirmishes affect the future of transboundary water cooperation on South Asian rivers?

The recent border skirmishes between India and China have brought to the surface the growing prospect of transboundary water conflict as an emerging flashpoint in the Himalayas. While India has bilateral water sharing treaties with all its neighbours in South Asia, the last decade has highlighted the challenge of encouraging and including China as an important stakeholder within transboundary water governance in the region. However, a disputed land border between the Asian giants, new rounds of skirmishes between their respective armies and the reluctance of both countries to move beyond bilateral approaches on water sharing has stymied transboundary cooperation on all major river basins in Himalayan South Asia. Our panel of water experts will examine the impact of recent developments on the prospects for peace based on current water cooperation; as well as the future of transboundary water agreements in the larger South Asian region.

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Egypt weighs stance on Ethiopian Tigray conflict

While the conflict rages in the Ethiopian Tigray region, a high-ranking delegation from Eritrea arrived in Cairo Nov. 17 for a visit that raised questions about the Egyptian position on the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia and the motives behind the Eritrean ally’s visit at this time.

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Newsletter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists’ Transboundary Aquifers Commission

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Virtual Regional Dialogue on Agricultural Water Pollution & Water Management in South Asia

The once abundant water resources of South Asia are becoming scarce due to the growing population and drought. As a result, water insecurity is growing in the region. Increasing water scarcity combined with prevalent unsustainable water use behaviour in agricultural practices and numerous transboundary water resources in South Asia has intensified the problem and posed threats to water quality at a regional scale.

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Weaponization of Water: Israel’s Another War Front with Palestine

International Relations have always been a complex arena of politics, characterized by disputes as well as cooperation. Lamentably, what we have witnessed is that, there have been more disputes culminating into conflicts, overshadowing the plethora of instances of cooperation.

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Webinar Comunicación del riesgo ante fenómenos hidrometeorológicos extremos

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Phase II of the Nexus Assessment in the Drina river basin is launched

The ad-hoc Steering Committee for the Nexus activities in the Drina River Basin under the SEE Nexus Project, supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), had its first online meeting on 15 October 2020

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Mississippi doesn't own groundwater, judge rules

A judge has ruled against Mississippi in its 15-year legal battle with the state of Tennessee over ownership of groundwater from an aquifer that rests under eight states. All groundwater drawn in DeSoto County comes from this aquifer

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Laying The Groundwork For Transboundary Groundwater

On October 14-15, the Permanent Forum of Binational Waters hosted its first conference, titled “U.S.-MX Transboundary Groundwater Conference: Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges.” 

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The Teesta quagmire: India’s missed opportunity?

Amidst heightened border tensions between India and China, news that Bangladesh was considering moving ahead with extensive lending from China for management of the Teesta river came as a bolt from the blue for India.

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Tratado de Aguas con Estados Unidos beneficia a México

Los convenios de mantos acuíferos entre México y Estados Unidos comenzaron en 1906 con el Convenio de Aguas de Ciudad Juárez. Posteriormente, las regulaciones fueron actualizadas en el Tratado de Aguas de 1944, el cual continúa vigente y que, en semanas recientes, ha causado discordias entre ambas naciones, así como entre el Gobierno federal y algunos estados.

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Making Gender Visible in Transboundary Waters

In this week of women in water sciences, don´t miss this discussion of the gendering transboundary water governance! Many exiting contributions of the women's role within the water diplomacy

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The Texas Watershed Planning project

Comprehensive watershed protection plans that outline ways to preserve or restore watersheds are a voluntary and accepted approach to protecting Texas surface waters. Using a watershed approach to restore impaired water bodies addresses the problems in a holistic manner, and stakeholders in the watershed are actively involved in developing the management strategies and plans.

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Cumplimiento del Tratado de Aguas Internacionales de 1944

No se pierdan la presentación de la Directora General de la Conagua, Dra. Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, acerca del Cumplimiento del Tratado de Aguas Internacionales de 1944

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Transboundary Cooperation for Improved Data Sharing, Flood and Drought Mitigation, and River Basin Manage

Don't miss this video by cairowaterweek about transboundary cooperation for improved data sharing for droughts and floods management!

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Strengthening the Role of Women in Water Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa MENA Region

Es muy inspirador ver los esfuerzos de las mujeres para aumentar su participación en la diplomacia del agua en la región MENA de Oriente Medio y África del Norte.

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Talk+Water: Dr. Rosario Sanchez

Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Dr. Rosario Sanchez, a senior research scientist for the Texas Water Resources Institute at Texas A&M University. Dr. Sanchez works on the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act Program to integrate research and data on transboundary aquifers between Mexico and Texas. Dr. Sanchez is also the Executive Director of the Permanent Forum on Binational Waters.

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Water Security through Transboundary Cooperation: Examples from the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Don't miss this video of transboundary water management and water security in North America through information sharing, collaboration, and expert consultation for water management

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Transboundary Water Resources – hydro diplomacy, cooperation, international water law conventions

The aim of the webinar is provide information and opinion on current issues that affect transboundary water governance, a look ahead on key issues that are expected to emerge in the coming years up to the achievement of the SDG’s by 2030 and the impact of COVID and its influence on socio-economics of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asian region.

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Reportaje 14 | Presa La Boquilla. La discordia en Chihuahua

¿Conoces la importancia de la cuenca del Río Conchos y la Presa la Boquilla para cumplir con el Tratado de Aguas de 1944 entre Méx - EU? Sigue este video para saber más

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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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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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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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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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