Peer Reviewed Publications (2016-2019)

2019

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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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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Hydrological Modeling in the Rio Conchos Basin Using Satellite Information

-Paul Hernandez

The hydrologic modeling is a useful tool for integrated water management in watersheds. Its construction generally requires precipitation information and different physical parameters related to a watershed. In Mexico, the availability of official rainfall information, which is reliable and sufficient, is a challenge today. In some areas, there is the right amount of information but of poor quality, while other locations have few climatological stations.

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2018

A national approach to systematic transboundary aquifer assessment and conceptualisation at relevant scales: A Malawi case study

Interested in transboundary aquifers assessment? check out this paper where the authors proposed a border based approach and system conceptualization to manage local and regional aquifers in Malawi

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Exploring Cooperative Transboundary River Management Strategies for the Eastern Nile Basin

Kevin G. Wheeler Jim W. Hall Gamal M. Abdo  Simon J. Dadson Joseph R. Kasprzyk Rebecca Smith Edith A. Zagona

With the development of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, both a risk and an opportunity have emerged for the countries of the eastern Nile Basin. Benefits and costs of the dam are contingent not only on how the new dam will be managed but also on how the downstream countries will adapt to the new dam. This study presents a process for the countries to consider when seeking cooperative management solutions. The process begins by identifying the needs of each country and then uses both automated search methods and refinement of cooperative arrangements to iteratively seek solutions. The method focuses on how the existing management of the system can be incrementally adapted to meet the needs of all countries.

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Monitoring Transboundary Water Cooperation in SDG 6.5.2: How a Critical Hydropolitics Approach Can Spot Inequitable Outcomes

Hussam Hussein, Filippo Menga and Francesca Greco

This article contributes to critical sustainability studies through an interrogation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their action towards improving access to water and sanitation. This is done through an analysis of ‘SDG 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all’, specifically focusing on Target 6.5: ‘By 2030, implement integrated water-resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate’, and its related Indicator 6.5.2, ‘Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation’.

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Mapping Monthly Water Scarcity in Global Transboundary Basins at Country-Basin Mesh Based Spatial Resolution

-Dagmawi Mulugeta Degefu, He Weijun, Liao Zaiyi, Yuan Liang, Huang Zhengwei, An Min 

Transboundary basins are key sources of freshwater and must be managed in a sustainable way, reducing the number of people facing water scarcity and avoiding international water conflicts

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A national approach to systematic transboundary aquifer assessment and conceptualisation at relevant scales: A Malawi case study

Interested in transboundary aquifers assessment? check out this paper where the authors proposed a border based approach and system conceptualization to manage local and regional aquifers in Malawi

Read More

Exploring Cooperative Transboundary River Management Strategies for the Eastern Nile Basin

Kevin G. Wheeler Jim W. Hall Gamal M. Abdo  Simon J. Dadson Joseph R. Kasprzyk Rebecca Smith Edith A. Zagona

With the development of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, both a risk and an opportunity have emerged for the countries of the eastern Nile Basin. Benefits and costs of the dam are contingent not only on how the new dam will be managed but also on how the downstream countries will adapt to the new dam. This study presents a process for the countries to consider when seeking cooperative management solutions. The process begins by identifying the needs of each country and then uses both automated search methods and refinement of cooperative arrangements to iteratively seek solutions. The method focuses on how the existing management of the system can be incrementally adapted to meet the needs of all countries.

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Monitoring Transboundary Water Cooperation in SDG 6.5.2: How a Critical Hydropolitics Approach Can Spot Inequitable Outcomes

Hussam Hussein, Filippo Menga and Francesca Greco

This article contributes to critical sustainability studies through an interrogation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their action towards improving access to water and sanitation. This is done through an analysis of ‘SDG 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all’, specifically focusing on Target 6.5: ‘By 2030, implement integrated water-resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate’, and its related Indicator 6.5.2, ‘Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation’.

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2017

Sistema de información geográfica binacional de la cuenca del río Bravo

-Paul Hernandez

La planificación hídrica utiliza diferentes fuentes de información para conocer la disponibilidad de agua en una región, tanto en cantidad como en calidad. Los sistemas de información geográfica (sig) son utilizados ampliamente, durante la etapa de planificación, debido a que almacenan, procesan y proporcionan datos empleados en estudios y modelos hidrológicos

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Mapping Monthly Water Scarcity in Global Transboundary Basins at Country-Basin Mesh Based Spatial Resolution

-Dagmawi Mulugeta Degefu, He Weijun, Liao Zaiyi, Yuan Liang, Huang Zhengwei, An Min 

Transboundary basins are key sources of freshwater and must be managed in a sustainable way, reducing the number of people facing water scarcity and avoiding international water conflicts

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El valor de la entrada en vigor del Acuerdo sobre el Sistema Acuífero Guaraní

Ricardo Hirata, Francesco Sindico, and Alberto Manganelli

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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Perspectiva Actual y Futura de los Recursos Hídricos en la Cuenca del Río Bravo

-Paul Hernandez

El agua en la cuenca del río Bravo se maneja de acuerdo con la legislación mexicana y los tratados internacionales establecidos. Dicha gestión toma como base los derechos y exigencias de cada usuario de la misma y considera la disponibilidad del recurso en los embalses principales dentro de ésta. Según los estudios técnicos realizados por la Comisión Nacional del Agua en la Región Hidrológica núm.

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Hydrochemistry and 222Rn Concentrations in Spring Waters in the Arid Zone El Granero, Chihuahua, Mexico

Marusia Rentería-Villalobos, Alejandro Covarrubias-Muños, Alfredo Pinedo-Álvarez and Guillermo Manjon-Collado

Water in arid and semi-arid environments is characterized by the presentation of complex
interactions, where dissolved chemical species in high concentrations have negative effects on the
water quality. Radon is present in areas with a high uranium and radium content, and it is the main
contributor of the annual effective dose received by humans.

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Nonlinear consolidation in randomly heterogeneous highly compressible aquitards

-Eric Morales Zapata

Severe land subsidence due to groundwater extraction may occur in multiaquifer systems where highly compressible aquitards are present. The highly compressible nature of the aquitards leads to nonlinear consolidation where the groundwater flow parameters are stress-dependent

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2016

Existing Opportunities to Adapt the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin Water Resources Allocation Framework

The study of the Rio Grande/Bravo (RGB) Basin water allocation demonstrates how the United States (U.S.) and Mexico have consolidated a transboundary framework based on water sharing. 

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A unified hydrogeological conceptual model of the Milk River transboundary aquifer, traversing Alberta (Canada) and Montana (USA)

-Marie-Amélie Pétré, Alfonso Rivera, René Lefebvre, M. Jim Hendry & Attila J. B. Folnagy Hydrogeology Journal volume

A conceptual model of the transboundary Milk River Aquifer (MRA), extending across the Canada–USA border, was developed based on literature, focused fieldwork and a three-dimensional geological model.

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Hydrologic implications of GRACE satellite data in the Colorado River Basin

Did you know that satellites can be used to monitored groundwater resources? Read in this paper how GRACE mission from NASA was used to reconstructing long‐term groundwater storage anomalies in Colorado River Basin

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Arsenic, lead, and uranium concentrations on sediments deposited in reservoirs in the Rio Grande Basin, USA–Mexico border

The El Granero reservoir is the last reservoir of the RioConchosbeforeitjoinstheRioGrandeattheMexico–USA border. This reservoir, together with the San Marcos reservoir, is located in the arid region of Chihuahua, Mexico.

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