2022

Perth 'sleepwalking into browner, hotter' future as superficial aquifer supply dwindles

In 2007, Perth all but secured its drinking water supply for the future thanks to early investments in technologies like seawater desalination. But trickling away in the background is a serious water problem the city is yet to solve. Perth's number one water source — groundwater — is drying up.

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Climate and Conflict in the Middle East

Of all the regions of the world that will face severe devastation as a result of global warming, perhaps none seems poised to suffer as much as the Middle East, already the planet’s hottest and driest. Between 1961 and 1990, temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa rose by 0.2 degrees Celsius, and they could increase by up to seven degrees Celsius by the end of this century. 

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MEDRC Transboundary Bulletin

UNECE to support Uganda in the preparation of a road map to guide its accession to the Water Convention
Uganda confirmed its intention to accelerate its accession process to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) at a workshop organized by the Ministry of Water and Environment and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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Transboundary river basins connect and require effective cooperation

Transboundary water cooperation between Finland and Russia functions nowadays fluently, with several unique features. Reaching this stage has been a long process with fascinating political developments. Water played an important role also in the peace agreements between the countries after the World War II.

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