June

3 strategies to create a resilient water supply for Texas

The world is a different place now than it was when I grew up in Houston in the 1980s. I have vivid memories of steamy summer thunderstorms consistently interrupting my afternoons at the neighborhood pool. My sister and I would head home and swap our swimsuits for raincoats, then stomp around muddy ditches and dig up crawdads while thick warm raindrops drenched our faces.

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EU Water Law Will NOT be Changed, Confirms European Commission

In a statement to POLITICO, the EU’s Commissioner for Environment, Ocean and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed the need to focus on supporting implementation and enforcement "without changing the directive."
The message from the Commission is clear: the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is an essential piece of EU environmental legislation and is here to stay in its current form.
 

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Supporting water cooperation between Kenya and Uganda

The Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) basin is a transboundary watershed spanning 3,240 km2 (roughly the size of Cairo) shared between Kenya and Uganda. The basin's landscape consists of lakes, rivers, forests, game reserves and national parks home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.

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Rethinking business and human rights in transboundary river governance in South Asia

The transboundary rivers of South Asia are seeing increased business investments and infrastructure development. There is a growing need for the integration of businesses and human rights frameworks in water governance decision-making.

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Arizona leaders must finish what was started on groundwater 40 years ago

Forty years ago, then Democratic Gov. Bruce Babbitt signed Arizona’s landmark Groundwater Management Act, which created a system to manage groundwater in five regions of the state where overpumping was most severe and aquifer levels were declining rapidly.

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Deforestación daña los acuíferos que nos surten de agua

La vegetación ayuda a cargar y a depurar los mantos freáticos de los cuales dependen muchas ciudades, sin embargo, la expansión urbana propicia la deforestación de grandes extensiones.

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Remarkable Drop in Colorado River Water Use a Sign of Climate Adaptation

Colorado River basin has experienced a steady drop in water consumption in recent years as a signal that urban conservation and development of local water sources are working.

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A water crisis looms for 270 million people as South Asia’s glaciers shrink

Melting ice is crucial to the thirsty Indus River region, but the climate change is expected to decrease the flow, posing risks for agriculture and a growing population.

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Rethinking business and human rights in transboundary river governance in South Asia (1)

The transboundary rivers of South Asia are seeing increased business investments and infrastructure development. There is a growing need for the integration of businesses and human rights frameworks in water governance decision-making.

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Great Lakes water levels still setting records

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that Lakes Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie set new monthly mean water level records for May 2020. These water level records were previously set in 1986 on Lakes Michigan and Huron and just last year in 2019 on Lakes St. Clair and Erie. As we enter the summer months, all of the lakes are either in their period of seasonal rise or are reaching their peak, except Lake Ontario, which will likely begin its seasonal decline this month.

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Arizona's Groundwater Management Act was groundbreaking, but it needs an update

Rural communities are grappling with the challenge other parts of Arizona faced in the past: the need to conserve groundwater for future generations

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CRP Success Story: Landscape Salinity and Water Management for Improving Agricultural Water Productivity (D12013)

Soil salinity is a major global challenge impacting plant growth and yield and hindering agricultural sustainability. 

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Estados Unidos prepara el mayor proyecto de demolición de presas hasta la fecha

Sabías que E.U.A. prepara el mayor proyecto de demolición de presas hasta la fecha, iniciando acuerdos en el Río Klamath, el segundo más caudaloso del estado de California

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U.S. EPA Officials, Federal And Local Partners Charted Path Forward On Transboundary Sewage Challenge At Stakeholder Meeting

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a virtual meeting with key stakeholders to discuss implementation of the transboundary wastewater-related mandate contained in the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Free Trade Agreement.

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Página oficial del Consejo de Cuenca del Río Bravo en México

Se pospone hasta nueva convocatoria la V11 Sesion COVI, que se tenia programada para el dia 20 de marzo dentro de las instalaciones de Organismo de Cuenca del Rio Bravo en la Ciudad de Monterey, N.L.

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U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program

Interested about environmental agreements between US and Mex, then check out this border 2020 program

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