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2022 – March

Mar 16, 2022

WEBINAR: Transboundary Aquifers between Mexico and the U.S: The Complete Picture

The combined results of Sanchez et al. (2016), Sanchez et al. (2018), and Sanchez & Rodriguez (2021), are used in this presentation as a compilation of findings to offer a sole reference of transboundary aquifers to the overall border between Mexico and the U.S.

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Mar 3, 2022

BR-2219 Rio Grande Finance & Communities Engagement Strategy Graduate Intern

WWF recently published a paid internship opportunity for graduate students to support WWF on its work in the Rio Grande, you can find the job description and instructions to apply here.

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2022 – January

Jan 31, 2022

White Paper – Water Management on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Achieving Water Sustainability and Resilience Through Cross-Border Cooperation

This white paper outlines a set of proposals intended to strengthen the ability of the United States International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) to respond to the challenges of U.S.-Mexico border water management in the 21st century.

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Jan 25, 2022

Iran, Iraq exchange accusations over water flow

Iraq is planning to file a lawsuit against Iran for water cuts, according to Iraq’s Minister of Water Resources Mahdi Rashid Al Hamdani. 

Iraq has received only one-tenth of what it was receiving in the past from Iran, while water from Turkey also fell by almost two-thirds.

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2021 – November

Nov 18, 2021

Groundwater Talks webinars

The Groundwater Around the World initiative is a series of content that, every two months, highlights a country and its groundwater. Learn about hydrogeology all around the world with these webinars!

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Nov 18, 2021

Interested in transboundary water cooperation? don’t miss the lessons from World Bank engagements

How do we know when international cooperation is successful? A senior U.N. official once suggested that cooperation is like elephants mating: it all takes place at a very high level, there is a lot of noise, and it takes years to know the result. While this might be just a cynical joke, it contains a grain of truth: the success of international cooperation is often difficult to measure because results are often intangible and materialize over very long-time scales. And while measuring successful cooperation might sound like academic musing, it is a practical question for governments today given the centrality of cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Nov 18, 2021

Do you know about the importance of environmental flows? don’t miss this paper that discusses the collaborative development of the California Environmental Flows Framework

For decades, river scientists have been working to understand the quantity, quality, and timing of flows needed to sustain healthy river ecosystems. This work has resulted in the development of approaches for defining environmental flows that recognize the importance of natural flow variability and ecosystem functions (Poff et al., 2010Richter et al., 2012Horne et al., 2017).

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Nov 18, 2021

Don’t miss the TxMAP project, a new way to map with conservation data for organizations, legislative staff, city planners, natural resource professionals, and private landowners.

When we collect data, we’re gifted a multidimensional story, and it’s up to the scientist in each of us to navigate the information one hypothesis at a time until we find relationships that solve complex natural resource issues. Like a trusty map from the glovebox with a pocket compass folded in the crease, the data reveals the best routes and the dead ends to avoid, but ultimately asks us to fuel our discoveries with creative inquisition.

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Nov 10, 2021

Supporting transboundary water cooperation: Learning from water-stressed basins in West Africa

Effective and collaborative management of water resources across borders can enable peace, food security and resilience. As water scarcity and water stress are growing worldwide, most river basin organisations seem to acknowledge the need for transboundary water cooperation. Yet the agreements reached therein suffer from persistent under-implementation.

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Nov 10, 2021

“Don’t miss this case study of that presents a comprehensive overview of the Hueco Bolson aquifer modeling history and makes a case for future modeling and binational engagement efforts.”

The Hueco Bolson aquifer is a binational aquifer shared by the United States of America (USA) and Mexico that is strongly interconnected with the transboundary river, Rio Grande/Rio Bravo. Limited recharge, increasing urbanization, and intensified agriculture have resulted in the over-drafting of groundwater resources and stressed the aquifer, threatening its sustainability if mitigation actions are not taken soon.

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Nov 4, 2021

Interested in hydro-diplomacy? Don’t miss this podcast entitled “EU’s hydro-diplomacy in a water-stressed world”

Stimson Center’s Farwa Aamer sits down with Ambassador Tanja Miskova and Ms. Alina Belskaia to discuss how the KAS-Stimson pre-conference study highlights water security challenges in the Himalayan region, the Middle East & North Africa, and Central Asia. The guests will also assess how the EU is working to advance sustainable development and expand diplomatic initiatives on transboundary water governance.

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Nov 3, 2021

For the first time, scientists have mapped aquifers that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border!

Last year, amid widespread drought, a violent protest over water erupted in Chihuahua, Mexico, a state in the northwestern part of the country. Local farmers armed themselves with sticks, rocks and Molotov cocktails and took over the Boquilla Dam, which was holding the water they desperately needed to irrigate their crops. Two people died in confrontations with Mexican soldiers. 

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Nov 1, 2021

International Hydro-diplomacy: Building and Strengthening Regional Institutions for Water Conflict Prevention

Water, a resource that is becoming increasingly scarce, is critical in sustaining human life. The last century has witnessed a multifold increase in global water demand despite its waning availability. The rapidly growing urban populations coupled with increasing impacts of climate change have further exacerbated this challenge: more than two-thirds of the global population live with water-scarce conditions at least one month of the year.

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Nov 1, 2021

“Climate change is water change—and it is bringing with it the threat of famine, insecurity, and conflict, warns”

World leaders go into the COP26 climate talks with the most explicit warning to date from scientists that global temperatures will increase by at least 1.5C.

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