2020

Jamás cortaremos suministro de agua para la población: directora de Conagua

Blanca Jiménez, directora de la Comisión Nacional del Agua desmintió al alcalde de Camargo, Arturo Zarabia quien declaró que la población de ese municipio no tiene agua para uso doméstico. https://www.milenio.com/politica/jamas-cortaremos-suministro-agua-poblacion-conagua

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Farmers, governor remain defiant as time runs out for Mexico to settle water debt with US

Tension remains high in the border state of Chihuahua, where farmers and local authorities won’t let Mexico tap into one of their dams to pay off a large water debt to the United States

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Mexico’s water crisis heats up as transfer to US looms

Farmers in Mexico’s drought-hit Chihuahua state say a large-scale water transfer to the US threatens their livelihoods

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International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers (distance learning course)

The Geneva Water Hub, a global center on hydropolitics and hydrodiplomacy of the University of Geneva, is pleased to announce the launching of the 2020 edition of its Distance Learning Course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers.

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Transboundary Water Resources - Hydro Diplomacy, Cooperation INterational Water Law Conventions (1)

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Refuerzan trincheras en 'guerra del agua'

En este suelo semidesértico de la región centro-sur de Chihuahua se libra una guerra por cada gota de agua.

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A Water Treaty Has Aided Mexican and U.S. Farmers for Decades. This Year, It’s Wreaking Havoc.

The pressure is increasing between Mexico and U.S., while reservoirs and farmers on both sides of the border protest for the lack of water

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Conflicto en Chihuahua por agua es técnico, no político, afirman en el Senado

El conflicto por el agua en Chihuahua es técnico porque, a causa de la sequía de la presa de La Boquilla no se puede extraer más líquido para pagar la deuda con Estados Unidos, señalaron integrantes de la comisión de Recursos Hidráulicos en el Senado de la RepúblicaLos legisladores demandaron diálogo entre agricultores, autoridades federales y del gobierno estatal para acordar una solución, pero también que el gobierno federal busque con el de Estados Unidos los mecanismos de pago de la deuda de agua a raíz del tratado internacional de 1944. Leer más

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Water deliveries to U.S. drive violence in Mexico

Political tension in the Mexican state of Chihuahua escalated sharply this month, as farmers protested treaty-mandated water deliveries to the United States by storming and later vandalizing La Boquilla Dam. One protestor, Jessica Silva, was later killed in as-yet unclarified circumstances involving the Mexican National Guard, whose troops had been stationed at the dam but were violently expelled by the protestors

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Call for Abstracts (En)Gendering Transboundary Water Governance: Feminist Perspectives on Water Conflict and Cooperation

Call for women working on water governance for participating in the "Feminist Perspectives on Water Conflict and Cooperation" that wants to bring together researchers and practitioners of water conflict and cooperation at the transboundary level.

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Van por cambio en concesiones en nueva Ley General de Aguas

La Cámara de Diputados se dispone a aprobar una nueva Ley General de Aguas que cambie el modelo para concesionar el agua y contempla la intervención de la Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos y la FGR para atender violaciones a los derechos. La iniciativa presentada por la Comisión de Recursos Hidráulicos señala que las concesiones sólo podrán entregarse a alguien más por sucesión (para una persona física) y por resolución judicial, tras la muerte de una persona. Leer más

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Commentary: Fact vs. Fiction on Rio Grande Deliveries

Editor-in-Chief’s Note: The Texas Water Journal invited The Honorable Jayne Harkins, P.E., U.S. Commissioner for the International Boundary and Water Commission to share her thoughts on water deliveries from Mexico to the Rio Grande. The opinion expressed in the resulting commentary is the opinion of Commissioner Harkins and not the opinion of the Texas Water Journal or the Texas Water Resources Institute.

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Water efficiency achievable throughout U.S. without decrease in economic activity

There is no one right answer to increase water efficiency, rather, there are dozens of right answers depending on region. Read this note about the water efficiency across US

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

Don't miss this interactive webinar of Water Security through Transboundary Cooperation: Examples from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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International Conference on Sustainable Water Management ( ICSWM )

International Conference on Sustainable Water Management (ICSWM) will be held in Multan,Pakistan during 12th Sep-13th Sep 2020 as the Conference of ICSWM . ICSWM is sponsored by ConferenceFora. It aims to be one of the leading International conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Water Management and Environmental Science. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Water Management and Environmental Science.

 

 

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Ahora, la ley de la selva

El asunto se complicó a grado extremo. Una impresionante caravana integrada por miles de agricultores chihuahuenses entró a la presa Boquilla y por dos frentes les llegaron a miembros de la Guardia Nacional; les quemaron los camiones, las casas de campaña, sus pertenencias y los obligaron a huir a pie. Los agricultores tomaron el control de la presa. Adicionalmente, una mujer murió y su esposo se encuentra con heridas graves generadas cuando regresaban a su domicilio luego de las protestas en la presa y se responsabiliza de ello a miembros de la Guardia Nacional.

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6 states ask government to halt Lake Powell Pipeline project so concerns can be addressed

While six other Western states that rely on the Colorado River for their water needs sent a letter to the federal government asking it to halt the approval process on the Lake Powell Pipeline project, local officials are hoping a “long-standing tradition” of cooperation and consensus between the Colorado Basin states will prevail so the project can move forward without too much delay.

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Big groundwater issues to be addressed in online conference, coffee breaks

Don't miss this interview of Sarah Richardson from the TxWRI to our head PhD Rosario S. F about our coming U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference, titled Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges. Please share and follow us

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México debe saldar en 38 días un año de cuota de agua a Estados Unidos

A México le quedan solo 38 días para pagar a Estados Unidos 319 millones de metros cúbicos de agua, volumen cercano a la cuota establecida para un año en el Tratado de Aguas de 1944, a través del cual se distribuyen las aguas internacionales de los tres ríos que compartimos a lo largo de la frontera: Colorado, Tijuana y Bravo, y a pesar de que el tratado es más favorable para nuestro país, ya que por cada litro de agua que México aporta a Estados Unidos, nosotros recibimos 4 litros de agua. https://www.milenio.com/politica/mexico-saldar-38-ano-cuota-agua-unidos

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Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security

Enroll to this Massive Open Online Course on Transboundary Freshwater Security where you will learn about transboundary freshwater security, international water law, water diplomacy, among others. Follow this link for more information

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Towards a Sense of the Basin: Designing a Collaborstive Process to Develop the Next Set of Guidelines for the Colorado River

 

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Towards a Sense of the Basin Desiging a Collaborative Process to Develop the Next Set of Guildelines for the Colorado River

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Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security – a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Interested on Governance for Transboundary Fresh Water security? Don't miss this massive open online course offered by the SDG Academy. Follow this link for more information

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Up to half of world's water supply stolen annually, study finds

Between 30% and 50% of the world’s water supply is stolen each year, mainly by agricultural interests and farmers, yet the crime itself is not well understood, a new international study led by the University of Adelaide says.

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Breaking Silos – Across Sectors and Boundaries

Don't miss this webinar of "Responding to Climate Change and COVID-19" where it will be discussed how climate change and water are linked across sectors and boundaries

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How to finance climate change adaptation in transboundary basins?

Many transboundary basins struggle in accessing funds for climate change adaptation. The showcase will illustrate through recommendations, approaches and good practices how to access such funds. It will also demonstrate how legal and institutional frameworks for cooperation, such as the Water Convention and River Basin Organizations, can facilitate climate investments. Register here or join directly

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China ready to share water data with Mekong nations, Thailand says

BANGKOK (Reuters) - China is ready to share data on water flows into the Mekong River, a longstanding request of downstream Southeast Asian countries, a Thai foreign ministry official said on Friday.

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Egypt, Sudan kick off another round of Nile dam talks

CAIRO — During Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly's Aug. 15 visit to Khartoum, Egypt and Sudan resumed cooperation on getting Ethiopia to sign a comprehensive and binding agreement setting the rules for filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The head of Egyptian intelligence, Abbas Kamel, visited Khartoum July 28.

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Water wars will increasingly fuel African and Middle East conflicts

The planet is heating up fast. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Middle East and Africa where the impacts on water security and food security can exacerbate the conflict dynamics already extant in both regions.

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Climate change impact assessment could have local implications

The Ontario government launched its first-ever climate change impact assessment on Aug. 14 to better understand where and how climate change will affect “communities, critical infrastructure, economies and the natural environment.”

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Transboundary Water Governance for Water Security

Curious about transboundary water governance for water security? Then don't miss this series of seminars of lessons learned by the IUCN and the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP). Follow this link to read more

 

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Facing the climate emergency: effectively leveraging science, governance and diplomacy

Innovative adaptation approaches are required to protect society and nature under climate variability. Even more, transboundary waters require cooperation and dialogue. Save the date and lear more in this virtual session

 

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Academics push for greater water management

Three academics from the UK said even the First World must continually pursue and neither abandon nor neglect projects that ensure the availability of clean and safe water for all.

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U. S. Government fosters transboundary water cooperation between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

AKIPRESS.COM - U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim participated in an event to celebrate the opening of the Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation’s renovated conference hall, and a ceremonial handover of a wheel excavator for the Tajik Isfana Small Basin Council in Jabbor-Rasulov district of Sughd province, both of which were supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a cost of $125,000, the U.S. Embassy said.

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Francia experimenta el julio más seco de los últimos 60 años

Francia vivió el mes de julio más seco de los últimos 60 años, lo que ha llevado a las autoridades a limitar el uso del agua en más de dos tercios del territorio.

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Suspending water quality monitoring during pandemic a 'serious oversight,' says expert

Federal water quality monitoring has been suspended since the start of the pandemic, and water experts say Canada needs its data collection to be resilient even in crisis.

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Tackling information disorder is critical for transboundary water cooperation in South Asia

Last month’s media reports in India suggesting non-cooperation of Bhutan and Nepal to maintain critical water infrastructures in the shared transboundary river systems were found not to be true. It was clear Bhutan didn’t stop water and Nepal didn’t prohibit Indian engineers to carry out regular flood embankment repair and maintenance work in the Gandak dam in Nepal.

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Trasvase de agua en Chihuahua

Desde febrero de este año los agricultores de Chihuahua y la Conagua han estado en conflicto a causa del trasvase de agua que el gobierno busca hacer para cumplir con el Tratado de Aguas Internacionales.

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Workshop on transboundary water governance concludes at JUST

AMMAN — A three-day virtual workshop on transboundary water governance at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) concluded on Thursday, according to a statement from the institution.

The online workshop is one of a series of workshops designed to build knowledge and capacity for participants, as well as promote integrated management of transboundary water resources, with a focus on water law and water diplomacy, the statement said.

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El Cambio Climático se acelera más de lo que se esperaba, los Acuerdos de París, cada vez más lejos

El Cambio Climático ya está aquí. Pero además avanza mucho más rápido de lo que se esperaba. Es la principal conclusión de una previsión a largo plazo revisada que ha sido coordinada por la Organización Meteorológica Mundial y varias agencias nacionales lideradas por el Met Office británico.

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Water diversions paused to ensure Rio Grande keeps flowing

Low precipitation amounts and high temperatures are linked to the pause of the water diversions in the Rio Grande to ensure its flow

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Water cooperation between States ‘key’ to Blue Nile dam project

Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo underscored via video conference that “transboundary water cooperation is a key element in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

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Ghana pushes forward cross-border water cooperation in Africa by joining UN Conventions

On 22 June 2020, Ghana became the 3rd African country (44th Party) to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), serviced by UNECE, and the 37th Party to the Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (Watercourses Convention).

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Water Sharing Tensions Between Iran and Afghanistan Still High as Droughts Ease

Both Iran and Afganastan have suffered from prolonged droughts over the last several years. In Afghanistan, the worst drought in decades directly affected two-thirds of the country in 2018-19.

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Amaga Conagua con despojar de agua a regantes

CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS.- Existe preocupación en productores del Distrito 026, luego que el gobierno federal pretende usar aguas de las presas el Cuchillo en Nuevo León, y de la Marte R. Gómez, en Camargo, Tamaulipas, para completar el pago de agua que adeuda a Estados Unidos antes del mes de octubre.

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SIMAS detecta 4 mil tomas clandestinas de agua en Monclova y Frontera

Al iniciarse un programa de regularización por parte del Sistema Intermunicipal de Aguas y Saneamiento se anunció que se han detectado más de 4 mil tomas clandestinas de agua en viviendas de los municipios de Monclova y Frontera.

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Unusually warm May contributes to expanding drought in the West

The Western drought has continued to expand and intensify, according to U.S. Drought Monitor data released Thursday.

Wet late-spring weather resulted in a slight decrease in the area deemed to be in extreme drought in Northern California.

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More than 1,000 Tons of Plastic Rains into Western U.S. Protected Lands Annually

Did you know that several Tons of Plastic Rains into Western U.S. annually? Read more about it in this study from the Utah State University

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Could the answer to groundwater resources come from high in the sky?

Could the answer to groundwater resources come from high in the sky? Read how scientifics at Berkeley Labs are using SAR images to estimate aquifer volume change

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San Diego and Tijuana announce plans to improve Tijuana River water treatment

Both United States and Mexican officials announced separate plans Tuesday to upgrade Tijuana River wastewater facilities.

The international river has been a longtime problem for residents of Imperial Beach and Tijuana, as sewage and trash from the river have spilled into the Pacific Ocean for decades, often closing beaches near the border and damaging natural habitats along the river.

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Borrowed time: Climate change threatens U.S. mortgage market

U.S. taxpayers could be on the hook for billions of dollars in climate-related property losses as the government backs a growing number of mortgages on homes in the path of floods, fires and extreme weather.

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Egypt: Ethiopia Nile dam crisis intensifies

Addis Ababa, May 18, 2020 – Ethiopia sees no reason to delay filling its controversial mega-dam despite warnings from Egypt that such a move could destabilise the region, according to a letter from Ethiopia’s foreign minister to the UN Security Council. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on the project in 2011.

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New Canada Water Agency to provide solutions for emerging water crisis—expert panel

The new Canada Water Agency—a mandated commitment of the federal government—will provide much-needed solutions to the emerging water crisis, according to Tom Axworthy, chair of a national water policy panel organized by Global Water Futures (GWF) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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New report compares water risk tools for companies and investors

Faced with worsening water security across the globe, companies and investors are increasingly concerned about the water risks faced by their operations, supply chains and investments – and looking for tools to help to assess these risks.

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EPA Commits to Spending $300 Million to Solve Border Sewage Problem

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will spend $300 million to address the problem of toxic sewage flowing across the border into San Diego County, legislators announced Tuesday. The money is part of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, and will be used for the engineering, planning, design and construction of wastewater infrastructure at the border, officials said.

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Modeling Water Supply And Demand In The Transboundary Rio Grande To Support Long Term Management Strategies

Changes in population, agricultural practices, and climate are increasing demands on available water resources, particularly groundwater, in the southwest.

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How a trickle of water is breathing life into the parched Colorado River Delta

The Colorado River once flowed with so much water that steamboats sailed on its wide, meandering stretches near the U.S.-Mexico border. When the environmentalist Aldo Leopold paddled the river’s delta in Mexico nearly a century ago, he was filled with awe at the sight of “a hundred green lagoons.”

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Drought hobbles farmers in California, Texas, Florida

As farmers deal with supply chain disruptions due to the corona virus pandemic, drought conditions have gripped California, Florida, part of the Southwest and south Texas.

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Millions in US at risk of ‘water shutoffs’ amid layoffs triggered by pandemic

Millions of Americans risk losing running water if they fall behind with bill payments in coming months, as mass layoffs triggered by the coronavirus pandemic force families to make impossible tradeoffs on paying household expenses.

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The secret savior of US and Canada’s shared waters isn’t one person

Forty percent of the border between the United States and Canada is water — the fate of which lies in the hands of about 50 people.

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No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge

Lisa Robbins runs the generator attached to her family’s mobile home for just a few hours most mornings. With no electricity, it provides heat in this rural high-desert stretch of the Navajo Nation where overnight temperatures often linger in the low 30s this time of year.

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When coronavirus hits, but the water is shut

Signs at the Forest Hollow Mobile Home Community in Beaumont, Tex., advise residents to wash their hands. That simple act is the first line of defense against the infection that sickens victims of the coronavirus.

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El agua en tiempos de contingencia

En tiempo de contingencia del COVID-19 el agua es esencial para la higiene personal y de los hogares, sin embargo, no toda la gente tiene acceso a ella…

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England could face droughts in 20 years due to climate breakdown

England is in danger of experiencing droughts within 20 years unless action is taken to combat the impact of the climate crisis on water availability, the public spending watchdog says.

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Poor water infrastructure puts world at greater risk from coronavirus

Decades of chronic underfunding of water infrastructure is putting many countries at worse risk in the coronavirus crisis, with more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitation, experts said as the UN marked World Water Day on Sunday.

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Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams

A Cambodian government decision to postpone building new hydropower dams on the Mekong river has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it will provide welcome relief to the tens of thousands of people whose livelihood depend upon its rich resources.

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Telangana: Groundwater table hits rock-bottom in Secunderabad

Come summer, the residents of Marredpally and Musheerabad may face water scarcity as the groundwater table in the areas has been been plummeting rapidly since February, according to a recent report by the ground water department (GWD), Hyderabad district.

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Arizona Legislature should act on rural groundwater, former Gov. Bruce Babbitt says

“The Legislature has to awaken to the problem, and so far, the Legislature has not done that,” Babbitt told an audience at a water meeting in the community of Sunsites. “But it is my judgment that as we move forward into our future, the Arizona Legislature is going to have to be brought to a realization that this is not a problem that you can just say, 'We'll study it a little more,' and go home.”

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China’s Water Ambitions May Leave Neighbors Dry

Water resource management has always been a problem for China, which has the fifth highest water reserves of any country. Its dense population, however, puts its water resources per capita ranking at 105th worldwide, a troubling spot. As extensive dam projects are drying up rivers, neighboring countries may be left in the dust with little room to bargain.

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Groundwater situation alarming in Ganga basin states due to rising dry days: Official

The groundwater situation as well as the availability of overground water for irrigation have become alarming due to increasing number of dry days during Southwest monsoon, a top Ministry of Earth Sciences official has told a parliamentary panel.

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En estos estados toman refresco porque su agua es toxica: UNICEF

Representantes del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef) sostuvieron que la presencia de elementos tóxicos en el agua potable en Guerrero y Chihuahua, genera que los padres de estas entidades den a beber a sus hijos bebidas azucaradas, pues las consideran “más seguras”.

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Trouble as Trump dives into the dispute over Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam

Ethiopia is adamant it will not be strong-armed by the US in talks to end the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute. As the US swings from observer to power broker, the stalemate is splitting the Arab world and Africa.

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Apoyo del BM para seguridad hídrica

l Banco Mundial no ha concluido el marco de la nueva alianza de apoyo a México 2020-2025 que implica, entre otras cosas, alinear el trabajo de la institución al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo del gobierno del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, que busca más desarrollo y más reducción a la pobreza. https://www.milenio.com/opinion/jesus-rangel/estira-afloja/apoyo-del-bm-para-seguridad-hidrica

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Por fracking, 12 municipios en Sierra Norte de Puebla serán afectados: Fundar

La fracturación hidráulica en la Sierra Norte de Puebla es una amenaza real para las comunidades, serían 12 los municipios en esa región que se verán afectados por la hidrofracturación, así lo señaló el Centro de Análisis e Investigación.

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Presidente de México anuncia consulta pública sobre construcción de planta de Constellation Brands

La Secretaría de Medio Ambiente de México resolvió que debe realizarse una consulta pública sobre la construcción de una planta de la gigante cervecera Constellation Brands en el norte del país, dijo el martes el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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Amid groundwater declines, water data gains importance

Better understanding how much water is left in our aquifers, and how that water is being used, communities will be better positioned to make decisions about how to craft water policy as the resource becomes more and more scarce.

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‘Eye-popping’ study: Colorado River down 2 billion tons of water due to climate change

The Colorado River has lost enough water because of climate change since 2000 to supply the Central Arizona Project for a year, researchers for a new federal study found.

In a finding an outside water expert called “eye-popping,” the study concluded that the river loses nearly 10% of its annual flow for every increase in temperature of 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Mekong pilot program to monitor impact of Lao dams on lower basin

Transboundary environmental impacts of Laos' Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams will be monitored under a two-year program following a call for more data transparency.

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Derroche de agua, gasto y contaminación

La de ella es una de las decenas de piscinas que se instalan en las calles y portales de ese sector. Según registros de Interagua, esta es una de las zonas que incrementan el consumo de líquido vital durante la temporada de carnaval.

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El Río Colorado pierde agua y amenaza con sed y sequía a millones en EEUU y México

El Río Colorado se seca. Su agua es desviada de su cauce y utilizada con enorme intensidad para atender la sed de decenas de millones de personas en el suroeste de Estados Unidos y el noroeste de México y para irrigar enormes  campos de cultivo que de otro modo serían desérticos o severamente limitados en su producción agrícola.

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Climate change is drying up the Colorado River

In 2014, the Colorado River reached the ocean for the first time in 16 years. Most years, the river doesn't make it that far because it has been dammed and diverted along the way, supplying fresh water to approximately 40 million people and supporting agriculture and economic activity in the dry Southwestern United States.

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Taller de la CEEAC para crear una organización de cuenta transfronteriza

Los expertos de los países interesados, como Guinea Ecuatorial, Camerún, Congo y Gabón, se reunieron en busca de obtener un consenso sobre los puntos principales en los que queda por llegar a un acuerdo para finalizar el convenio legal entre los Estados  que favorece la creación de esta organización, según explicó Mfoula Marie Thérèse Chantal, subsecretaria general, encargada del Departamento de Integración Económica y Monetaria de la CEEAC.

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Foro del Agua: “La crisis del agua busca vender una alternativa privada”

“Lo que ha quedado al descubierto con la crisis hídrica es la fragilidad institucional”, dijo Carlos Flores, de ECOS El Salvador, que integra el Foro del Agua El Salvador, en el conversatorio con la Asociación Española de Operadores Públicos de Abastecimiento y Saneamiento (AEOPAS), en un esfuerzo por intercambiar sobre el tema en cuanto a la gestión del agua en cada país.

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Water scarcity in transboundary rivers seen to intensify in future

Future water scarcity in transboundary rivers will intensify in basins which are already under stress and is mostly a local problem, according to a new doctoral dissertation. 

Hafsa Munia, a researcher of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), developed a novel framework to understand globally the evolution of transboundary water scarcity over time and to assess downstream dependencies on upstream water use. 

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Logran ahorro de agua con medidores inteligentes

Hasta un treinta y cinco por ciento de ahorro de agua potable han reportado el Cereso Estatal 3 y el fraccionamiento Campos Elíseos en una semana, con la instalación de una válvula inteligente; en ambos espacios se ha reducido la presión nocturna del agua, lo que trajo consigo un menor consumo.

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Litigio con Chile por aguas fronterizas irrumpe en la agenda electoral de Bolivia

La disputa por el uso de aguas fronterizas entre Bolivia y Chile ingreso en la campaña electoral boliviana con acusaciones mutuas entre el gobierno de transición de Jeanine Áñez, y el Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS), el partido del expresidente Evo Morales.

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Autoridades de Arizona advierten sobre agua que fluye desde Nogales, Sonora

Luego de que fueran encontradas bacterias en agua que fluye a través de la frontera entre Nogales, Sonora y Arizona, las autoridades estadounidenses recomendaron a la población mantenerse lejos de dicho flujo.

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Arizona business leaders seek ways to protect water supply

Arizona business leaders from the state’s most sustainable companies — Microsoft, Intel, Arizona Public Service, Ewing Irrigation, Salt River Project and others — met with legislative leaders at the state Capitol last week to talk about the state’s water supply and how to protect it for future development.

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World Bank and Partners Invest US$117 million in Water for Palestinians in Gaza

Against the extremely limited access to safe drinking water in Gaza, the World Bank today announced a US$15 million grant to the Water Security Development - Gaza Central Desalination Program — Associated Works Phase I Project.

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Tenemos que cumplir con el tratado de agua con EU, dice Amlo a agricultores

Agradecemos tu interés en nuestros contenidos, sin embargo; este material cuenta con derechos de propiedad intelectual, queda expresamente prohibido la publicación, retransmisión, distribución, venta, edición y cualquier otro uso de los contenidos (incluyendo, pero no limi- tado a, contenido, texto, fotografías, audios, videos y logotipos) sin previa autorización por escrito de EL UNIVERSAL, Compañía Periodística Nacional S. A. de C. V.

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San Diego recibirá 300 mdd para tratar aguas residuales provenientes de México

La contaminación con aguas tóxicas provenientes de México ha obligado a cerrar las costas de Imperial Beach y otras áreas del condado San Diego durante más de 500 días en los últimos tres años, según Los Angeles Times

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Por qué las empresas prefieren usar agua fronteriza de México

Al menos 188 empresas tienen o han tenido permisos para usar aguas profundas de 20 acuíferos vinculados a las cuencas del Río Bravo y del Río Colorado y que se encuentran en la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos, según datos del Consejo de Cuenca del Río Bravo y de la organización Agua para Todxs, analizados por PODER. 

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Agriculture without borders

The hyper-arid central Arava region, south of the Dead Sea, might seem like an unlikely place to find the beating heart of Israel’s advanced agricultural innovation.

 

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Acuerdo de México y EU, con elementos jurídicos y técnicos por disputa de agua

La disputa entre México y Estados Unidos por el agua se remonta desde que ambos comparten frontera y obligó a la suscripción de un tratado internacional que establecía las bases para el uso equitativo de los ríos Bravo, Colorado y Tijuana. https://www.milenio.com/politica/disputa-agua-mexico-eu-elementos-juridicos.

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Conference calls for "hydro diplomacy" to address water issues

Diplomatic channels need to be open for ‘hydro diplomacy’ that can address water management issues between India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, conference participants said on Thursday.

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There’s a time bomb for US-Mexico relations ticking underground

All along the 1,250 miles of border between Texas and Mexico, hidden under hundreds of feet of soil and rock, lie more than a dozen underground aquifers—areas of permeable earth that hold water—that crisscross the national boundaries. They might be the only sources of water the region will have left when the Rio Grande, hit by a one-two punch of climate change and a booming population, inevitably dries up. And yet there is no binational agreement for all this shared groundwater.

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Trump administration scraps clean-water rule aimed at protecting streams, wetlands

The Trump administration has finalized a clean-water rule that it says strikes a balance between protecting the environment and the economy, but critics say the change will put Houstonians at greater risk for flooding and threaten the drinking water for more than 11.5 million Texans.

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U.S. Food Trade Increasingly Leans On Unsustainable Groundwater

American agriculture is a behemoth, a world-leading industry that, while meeting extensive domestic demands, still exports around $140 billion in farm products each year. Soybeans go to China. Cherries to Japan. Baskets of goods to Canada.

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Water district joins in fight against natural gas pipeline

A small but determined group of opponents to Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline gathered in downtown Kyle for the first of two protests last week.

 

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Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam

But talks in Washington haven’t yet solved the trickiest questions still looming over the dam’s impact on countries downstream.

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Arizona lawmakers call for measuring groundwater pumping in rural areas

Both Republicans and Democrats are backing measures in the Legislature that would enable Arizona to start measuring how much groundwater is pumped in unregulated rural areas where aquifers have been rapidly declining.

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UTPB College of Engineering working on ways to clean produced water from oil and gas industry

MIDLAND, Texas — Here in the Permian Basin the oil and gas industry does not only produce black gold, it produces lots of water, too.

The produced water is filled with contaminants that can not be used for anything.

But graduate students at University of Texas Permian Basin College of Engineering are working to change that.

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Drought is upon us again

Since we live in Texas we are always confronted with the possibility of a drought. The rainfall we experienced during the fall months was certainly a blessing. Unfortunately, as we approach the end of winter and the start of spring, drought has reared its ugly head again. 

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