News (2020 – 06)

These are links to news articles related to USA/Mexico water

2020 – June

Jun 30, 2020

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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Jun 29, 2020

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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Jun 26, 2020

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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Jun 24, 2020

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.Read More Jun 15, 2020

Jun 15, 2020

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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Jun 12, 2020

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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Jun 11, 2020

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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Jun 11, 2020

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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Jun 11, 2020

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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Jun 10, 2020

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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Jun 8, 2020

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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