News (2020 – 12)

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

2020 – December

Uso de aguas contaminadas aumenta la presencia de enfermedades crónicas

Sabías que los costos para tener agua de buena calidad aumentan con el crecimiento de la población, por ello, incrementar la capacidad de tratamiento de aguas residuales representa una ganancia a largo plazo

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Brahmaputra: A Conflict-Prone River Takes a Step Backwards

The Brahmaputra River is a source of life for more than 130 million people in China, India, and Bangladesh, but also a persistent irritant. The three riparian states, unlike those in other regional river basins, have never concluded a water-sharing agreement, and upstream dam construction by China and India is often viewed as a threat by downstream countries (i.e., Bangladesh and even India). Low-level tensions have sometimes boiled to the surface, such as in 2000, when a landslide in Tibet caused a flood that killed 30 Indian nationals, and some have predicted a future “water war” involving a conflict over scarce resources, a probability exacerbated by the impact of climate change. At best, the river has become a challenge to be managed rather than an opportunity to drive regional cooperation.

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China’s Brahmaputra dam: Trans-boundary water governance in South Asia needs a rethink

As Beijing announces construction of a super dam on the Yarlung Zangbo, it is time to reconsider the fluvial landscape approach to river basin management

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Strict water limits set for Canadian mine chemicals in Lake Koocanusa

Can international law provide new insights for better understanding transboundary water practice? In this study, the authors expose the opportunities of cooperation using the legal discourse

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México se suma a la protección de los defensores ambientales con el tratado de Escazú

México se une al Acuerdo de Escazú para proteger sus defensores ambientales de agreciones y amenazas. Lee la nota completa aquí

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Cinco claves para entender la cotización del agua en Wall Street

Por primera vez, el agua se cotiza en la bolsa de Wall Street, entérate de las implicaciones actuales de este suceso y cómo puede afectarnos en un futuro…

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Sustainable groundwater access can build resilience among Mozambicans

Nearly 45% of the population in Southern Africa lives in extreme poverty. With 2.5% of the world’s population, the region accounts for 9% of extreme poverty globally…

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The Future We Are Looking At’: Wall Street to Begin Betting on Water Scarcity

At first time, Wall Street is bein trading water due to fear shortages in California. Is this an indicator of our future? It is not too late to act and change our destiny.

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USDA Engages Public for Input on Water Quantity in the West

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is seeking public input about water quantity in the west related to existing Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs.

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