Conceptual modeling for improved understanding of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo socio-environmental system

-Jack Friedman, Jennifer Koch, Sophie Plassin, Stephanie Paladino

Social processes are essential components of human-environment systems and their dynamics. However, modeling a tightly coupled socio-environmental system over a large area and across wide social and environmental diversity presents several challenges, given the complexity of the interactions and their spatial heterogeneity.

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Re-Interpreting Cooperation in Transboundary Waters: Bringing Experiences from the Brahmaputra Basin

-Anamika Barua, Arundhati Deka , Vishaka Gulati , Sumit Vij , Xiawei Liao, Halla Maher Qaddumi

Several studies have demonstrated the continuum of cooperation on transboundary rivers, but have largely focused on government to government (Track 1) cooperation and formal diplomacy. Formal arrangements like treaties, agreements, joint mechanisms, joint bodies, joint commissions (e.g., river basin organizations), etc., fall within the scope of transboundary waters cooperation. However, in some transboundary rivers, often due to political constraints, Track 1 cooperation might not be a feasible option. When governmental cooperation is a non-starter, effort and progress made outside the government domain through informal dialogues can play a significant role.

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Fractionation of chemical species in surface water from El Granero reservoir, Chihuahua, Mexico

Z. K. Ortíz‐Caballero, Rentería‐Villalobos, M. E. Montero‐Cabrera, G. Manjón‐Collado, E. Santellano‐Estrada, A. Rentería‐Monterrubio

Chemical species are highly dependent on the physical and chemical parameters of aquatic ecosystems. The aim of this work was to determine and characterise the fractionation of several chemical species (in colloidal and dissolved phase) in water from El Granero dam.

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Transboundary Aquifers at the 2019 UN General Assembly 6thCommittee:

The integrated and inter-disciplinary research conducted by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)seeks to address real-world knowledge gaps in partnership with government institutions, NGOs, private institutions and local communities. Our researchers hold considerable expertise in the fields of comparative, EU and international environmental law, with regard to, among others, biodiversity, land, food and agriculture, climate change and energy, water and oceans, as well as corporate accountability, environmental justice, human rights and sustainable development.

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Water diplomacy and nexus governance in a transboundary context: In the search for complementarities

Gloria Salmoral, Nynke C.E.Schaap, Julia Walschebauer, Areen Alhajaj

Growing evidence within nexus research has highlighted the importance for sustainable governance of considering the interdependencies between water, energy, food and the environment, whereas water diplomacy has provided the necessary tools to address water conflicts of a transboundary nature. This paper therefore identifies and evaluates unrealised complementarities between nexus governance and water diplomacy, and discusses the benefits of integrating both for improved transboundary basin management.

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The status of the UN Watercourses Convention: does it still hold water?

-Gabriel Eckstein

The UN Watercourses Convention brought the world’s nations how to share and manage freshwater resources that traverse international political boundaries...

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Gestión del balance hidrológico mediante la técnica del tritio/helio

-Nicole Jawerth

Gestionar el agua es como administrar el dinero que tenemos en el banco: hay que saber exactamente cuánto
ingresaremos, cuánto podemos gastar y qué podría provocar un cambio en la situación.

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Updating the Register of International River Basins of the world

-Melissa McCracken and Aaron T. Wolf

Did you know that there are 310 international river basins shared by 150 countries and cover 47.1% of the Earth's land surface? Read more about transboundary basins in this paper

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