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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 22:42

Asian Water Development Outlook 2013

Published in Water Security

How do you promote better management of water from a reservoir that provides services to two independently managed, and rapidly growing, provinces?

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Center for River Basin Organizations and Management (CRBOM) has recently been established by Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia, as a member of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) network of regional knowledge hubs. The Centre is located in Solo, Central Java, together with several agencies involved in river basin management and river engineering.

Published in Solo
Saturday, 15 June 2013 07:52

Ewaso_Ng'iro river

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This brochure describes the flood warning system operated by the Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology for the Burnett River. It includes reference information which will be useful for understanding Flood Warnings and River Height Bulletins issued by the Bureau's Flood Warning Centre during periods of high rainfall and flooding.
Published in Burnett

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Published in Sistan

ESCWA-BGR Cooperation, 2012. Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia (Online Version). Chapter 7: Orontes River Basin. Beirut.

Published in Asi-Orontes
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:51

Jordan tackles water scarcity - Global Ideas

Published in Jordan

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Along with eight other river basins in Asia, South America and Africa, the Limpopo river basin has been identified as a Benchmark Basin for the CPWF. The Benchmark Basins provide a geographical focus and the river basin is where the water problems and issues converge, especially in the developing world and this is where the CPWF will carry out its research.
Saturday, 24 November 2012 00:00

Mekong (trailer)

The film examines the issues of hydropower development and its impact on Mekong citizens’ lives...

Published in _Mekong Global
Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00

Mekong: Watch that river!

Published in _Mekong Global

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El Valle de México enfrenta una condición sumamente delicada: sobreexplotación de mantos acuíferos, insuficiente capacidad de drenaje, la emisión de aguas negras -a las que sólo se sanea en menos de un 10%-, y poca conciencia de ahorro y uso eficiente del líquido. Revertir esta problemática es uno de los mayores retos que enfrentamos.
Published in Moctezuma

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"Protect the Flows is a network of over 800 businesses who depend on a healthy Colorado River for our bottom lines. We own and operate businesses in communities along the Colorado River and its tributaries in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. The economic future of the west is tied to a Colorado River that flows strong and beckons people to communities along its banks for recreation and tourism."
Published in _Colorado river Global

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Water Hub

From Guardian Sustainable Business Water is the oil of the 21st century. The more water resources continue to deplete along the Red River, the fiercer the fight over who has access...

Published in _Colorado river Global
Friday, 08 March 2013 06:01

Rio Grande Basin Roundtable

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David and Goliath: Texas v. New Mexico. Can a Court Create Water?

Water in the Rio Grande Basin is currently over appropriated (and has been since the 1890s). All of the waters of the Rio Grande and Conejos River and their tributaries are subject to the terms of the Rio Grande Compact. The Valley’s groundwater resources have been over drafted and the areas face depleted groundwater levels throughout much of the basin.

Published in Upper Rio Grande

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Professor at the Graduate Institute and international water expert, Ronald Jaubert, with François Münger and Christophe Bösch from the Global Program, Water Initiatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation have just released a report entitled "Syria: The impact of the conflict on population displacement, water and agriculture in the Orontes River basin".

Published in Asi-Orontes
Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:42

The story of water security in Taiwan

Published in Tamsui

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The Water Risk Atlas is a tool that provides geographical and sector-specific water risk context companies and their investors. The risk maps generated by the Atlas will help companies understand the intricacies of water risk, and in turn manage their exposure to such risk. When completed, the Atlas will include a global map for current and future water scarcity and water quality as well as detailed, multi-variable risk maps for the most water-stressed, economically significant river basins around the world.

Published in _Orange Global

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Almost 40 years ago, Revelle and Lakshminarayana (1975) coined the term “Ganges Water Machine” trying to find a solution to the fundamental problem of land and water development in the Ganges, where 80% of the monsoon-driven river flow occurs during 4 months from July to October. The dry-season flow of the Ganges in the 1970s was already barely sufficient for irrigation needs of India and Bangladesh, ...
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:36

Troubled Waters - Jordan

Published in Qa al Jafr

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The Indus rises on the Tibetan plateau in the Himalayas and runs down through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. Along its way it feeds the largest connected irrigation system in the world, covering more than 18 million hectares of farmland. It also powers four major hydropower facilities, upstream of the farming areas. While other countries often have mixed priorities for their water, Pakistan has always been clear. The Indus is for irrigation. Hydropower is a secondary concern...
Monday, 19 November 2012 04:48

Water Scarcity

Published in Water Security
Monday, 17 December 2012 17:01

Water Security Guidance Document

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Published in Water Security
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 00:00

Water, the diamond of Darfur

Published in Darfur-Kordofan

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“When the Water Ends,” a 16-minute video produced by Yale Environment 360 in collaboration with MediaStorm, tells the story of this conflict and of the increasingly dire drought conditions facing parts of East Africa. To report this video, Evan Abramson, a 32-year-old photographer and videographer, spent two months in the region early this year, living among the herding communities.

Published in Rift Valley global

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“When the Water Ends,” a 16-minute video produced by Yale Environment 360 in collaboration with MediaStorm, tells the story of this conflict and of the increasingly dire drought conditions facing parts of East Africa. To report this video, Evan Abramson, a 32-year-old photographer and videographer, spent two months in the region early this year, living among the herding communities.
Published in Omo - Lake Turkana

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