Blogs (2018-2019)

These are links to blogs related to USA/Mexico water

2019

Lake Titicaca Empowering women and improving water governance

Lake Titicaca is one of the highest and ancient freshwater bodies in the world. It is located and shared between Peru and Bolivia at an elevation of 3,809m (12,500ft) above sea level. It is also the highest, commercially navigable lake in the world. This transboundary Ramsar site is one of the most important freshwater reservoirs in the world.

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Melting Swiss glaciers to fuel conflicts over water

Switzerland is set to lose an important water reservoir as the glaciers continue to melt, affecting not only the agricultural sector and hydropower production, but also transport on Europe’s main waterways.

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Colorado River Basin story map highlights importance of managing water below the ground

The Colorado River is a water workhorse for seven western states, supplying drinking water to 40 million people. But it’s not the region’s only important source of water.

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Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus Approach

The content of this story map largely draws from the experience gained under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention ), for which the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Europe provides the secretariat. The Water Convention is a legal and institutional framework for transboundary water cooperation which is open for accession to all UN Member States. 

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2018

Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters

Women play key roles in generating change in the way water is used, shared, and allocated, from local to transnational levels and in spite of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks that provide little space for their participation…

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What River are you Drinking?

Did you know rivers and streams provide more than two-thirds of our drinking water supply? This means that the water that you drink, cook and shower with, and use to clean your clothes and dishes, might come from a river.

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Here’s a better vision for the US-Mexico border: Make the Rio Grande grand again

The United States and Mexico have shared their current international border for nearly 170 years. Today they cooperate at multiple levels on issues that affect the border region, although you would not know it from the divisive rhetoric that we hear in both countries. President Trump’s focus on building a border wall threatens to undermine many binational initiatives, as well as our shared natural environment.

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