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Water resources: Defusing conflict, promoting cooperation

Researchers have developed a methodology for avoiding conflicts of use in transboundary rivers. The model-based procedure allows for participatory planning and cooperative management of water resources.

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Western Canada's heat wave is 'unprecedented.' Scientists say it will become more common with climate change

There's going to continue being new normals until we stop emitting greenhouse gases,' says climate scientist

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Denuncian destrucción de obras para salvar humedal de Cuatro Ciénegas, en Coahuila

Sólo subsisten menos del 10 por ciento de la superficie original del humedal, debido a la sobreexplotación del agua en los últimos 20 años para cultivar alfalfa. https://www.milenio.com/estados/coahuila-destruyen-obras-salvar-humedal-cienegas

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Is Sharing More than Water the Key to Transboundary Governance in the Meghna River Basin?

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Western Drought Task Force Formed and 30 x 30 Skepticism from GOP Governors

The Biden administration on Wednesday highlighted the need to do more to address ongoing drought and the impacts, especially concerning water shortages...

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El 71% de México está afectado por una sequía: Conagua

Pocas precipitaciones, bajos almacenamientos en las presas e incendios, mientras que más del 70% de México experimenta condiciones de sequía de moderadas a extremas.

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Reflections: On April 4, Easter, and the Earthquake

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Borders as places of cooperation and reconciliation

The POLIS team is pleased to have welcomed Benjamin Perrier as a postdoctoral researcher over the past year, where his work is focusing on transnational law and transboundary watershed governance between Canada and the United States. ...

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As Boundary Water Dispute Escalates, Pressure Mounts for Federal Intervention

The mining waste leaching into the transboundary watershed touching Montana and Idaho has increased the stakeholders' concerns on both sides of the border.

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Transboundary Water Cooperation : Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arragement for water cooperation

Target 6.5 is: “By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.”

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Protecting biodiversity through transboundary solutions in Africa

This Saturday, May 22, marks Biodiversity Day 2021, under the slogan, “We’re part of the solution #ForNature.” The slogan is a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme that our solutions are in nature itself, underscoring that biodiversity remains the answer to sustainable development challenges. In this blog, we turn our attention to the power of Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) and their goals to conserve ecosystems and support biodiversity.

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Fallowing land to conserve groundwater not enough, New Mexico lawmakers say

A state program that pays Lower Rio Grande farmers not to pump groundwater for a year to gauge how it might help the aquifer during the drought drew criticisms from lawmakers Wednesday.

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Vulnerabilidad del Cutzamala

El Sistema Cutzamala es un sistema hídrico con 39 años de funcionamiento, infraestructura para el almacenamiento, conducción, potabilización y distribución de agua.

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The Water Convention and the Protocol on Water and Health

Do you know about the Water Convention? learn about how this international legal instrument and intergovernmental platform can be used to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources

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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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WaterTalk: North Coast Wine and Water

Follow this WaterTalk about wine and water on California's North Coast! Bring your glass with your favorite drink and enjoy this conversation by @podcast_water

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WaterTalk: Watering Urban Green Spaces

Don't miss this WaterTalk by @podcast_water with tips to save water use in landscaping and the importance of urban green spaces

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Episode 19: Decolonizing Water Part 1

Don't miss this WaterTalk about the cultural value of water for indigenous communities. Let's talk about the sense of responsibility for protecting and maintaining rivers, the environment & communities!

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WaterTalks Episode 17: The Human Right to Drinking Water & SGMA

Don't miss this Episode of #WaterTalks about the human right to drinking water & SGMA. Lets talk about what does sustainable mean?

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Water Talk: Wild Horses and Water in California

Don't miss this interesting talk about Wild Horses and Water in California!, learn about the importance of springs for animals and watershed protection.

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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

 

Agenda Link Here

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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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