July

Protocol on Water and Health

The Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes is the first and only international legal agreement linking sustainable water management and the prevention, control and reduction of water-related diseases in Europe.

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What will future water stress look like in transboundary basins?

There is growing awareness of the problems of water stress and scarcity around the world, and certainly action does need to be taken now in order to protect our water resources in the face of climate change and a growing global population.

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Using Big Data Analytics for Transboundary Water Management

New technology and big data can improve the water management of transboundary aquifers. See in this post how researchers and government agencies are working together with international companies to improve water security in Africa

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Water-food-energy-ecosystem nexus

A nexus approach to managing common resources could greatly enhance water, energy and food security in riparian countries, avoiding friction between countries

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Transboundary Waters: A Need for a Unified Framework to Promote Cooperation for Shared Water

Countries share water from lakes, aquifers, and river businesses. These transboundary waters lend a helping hand to the livelihoods of a large number of people scattered throughout the world. As the global population increases and water sources dry up, it’s vital to oversee how these resources are managed by encouraging peaceful coordination and sustainable development.

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Report on Water, business and human rights In transboundary basins

n the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basins of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal and the Salween river basin of China, Myanmar and Thailand, millions of people depend on rivers to provide the water that is essential to produce food, ensure their health, secure a livelihood and enjoy cultural practices.

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Debates en torno a la Ley General de Aguas

¿Interesado en la Ley General de Aguas? Este blog de @aguaorgmx nos muestra un compilado de noticias más relevantes de las últimas iniciativas que consideran el derecho humano al agua, participación ciudadana y las cuencas

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Australia has an ugly legacy of denying water rights to Aboriginal people. Not much has changed

Water management in the Murray-Darling Basin has radically changed over the past 30 years. But none of the changes have addressed a glaring injustice: Aboriginal people’s share of water rights is minute, and in New South Wales it is diminishing.

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Chinese Intentions Towards the Mekong River and Mainland South-East Asia

 

The Mekong River is one of the most threatened rivers in the world, largely due to the rapid increase in the number of large operational hydropower dams.

Most of those dams are located within China and could be used to divert water out of the Mekong for use elsewhere in China.

 

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Modeling Water Stress for Shared Water Resources

Billions of people rely on water resources that originate across borders. Read how researchers evaluate the impacts of climate change and water demand in the future water stress on transboundary basins

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The opportunities of Big Data for Water Security

As coordinator of the Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Management Collaboration for Southern Africa, the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) works to provide important training sessions for both the teams conducting research for the Collaboration and the broader development sector. These training sessions began in 2019 with an eight-part training series with experts from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).  

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India’s Inland Water Transport Project – Tackling Sediment Issues in the Brahmaputra

The Govt. of India is aggressively pursuing the National Waterway No. 2 (NW2) as an infrastructure project for the development of the North-East, particularly for the State of Assam. It is an extremely ambitious project with plans of multi-modal transport systems and multiple other diplomatic agendas such as taking our neighbouring nations on-board for the development of the region. Such ambitious projects raise the stakes for all the stakeholders and demand high-end measures to ensure reliable operational availability at all times.

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Collection of transboundariness publications

Do you know about transboundary aquifers between Mex-US? check out this collection of publications by @PhDRosarioSF and colleagues to understand how the degree of transboundariness is defined

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Three propositions on transboundary water conflicts in light of the new emerging paradigms

The classical explanation to transboundary water conflicts has hinged upon the Malthusian doctrine that relates such conflicts to increasing physical scarcity of water over time. There is no denying that per capita water availability across the globe has been declining due to spurt in population growth over the last five decades. Water demand is also getting diversified with emergence of newer consumption forces driven by rapid urbanisation, greater food and energy needs, and extensive diversification of human water use.

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Is China really behind a malicious plot to buy up Australia’s water?

Fraying diplomatic ties between Canberra and Beijing have led to talk of conspiracy, but China owns just 1.9 per cent of Australia’s water market

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Pandai: A small transboundary river; a big bone of contention between India and Nepal

Recent border related conflicts between India and Nepal are mostly related to either a river, or access to water, or flood protection works. Understanding small transboundary rivers is crucial.

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Enhancing transboundary water cooperation is crucial for accelerating progress ‎towards SDG6: UNECE commits to help closing the current governance gap

Enhancing transboundary water cooperation is crucial for accelerating progress ‎towards Sustainable Development Goal and UNECE want to help closing the current governance gap

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UNECE Protocol on Water and Health

Millions of people still do not have access to clean drinking water, but there is a Protocol on Water and Health that expects to protect human health and well being by better water management

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