August

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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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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