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.
Gestionar el agua es como administrar el dinero que tenemos en el banco: hay que saber exactamente cuántoingresaremos, cuánto podemos gastar y qué podría provocar un cambio en la situación.
-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
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.
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
–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.
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’.
-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
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
Ricardo Hirata, Francesco Sindico, and Alberto Manganelli
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.
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 complexinteractions, where dissolved chemical species in high concentrations have negative effects on thewater quality. Radon is present in areas with a high uranium and radium content, and it is the maincontributor of the annual effective dose received by humans.
-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
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.
-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.
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
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.