The 27th UN-Water Meeting will take place from 25-26 August 2017, at the City Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting gathers UN-Water members and partners to discuss issues related to UN-Water, and is taking place prior to the annual World Water Week. UN-Water coordinates the efforts of UN entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. Over 30 UN agencies, programmes and other UN entities dealing with water-related issues, including sanitation and natural disasters are Members of UN-Water.
Date : 27/07/2017
Source : Foncier & Développement
La 78ème session ordinaire du Conseil des Ministres de la CEDEAO qui s’est tenue à Monrovia (Libéria) les 1er et 2 juin 2017 a adopté une directive relative au développement d’infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette nouvelle directive entre donc en vigueur à partir de ce jour sur l’ensemble du territoire des pays de la CEDEAO.
Rio Grande water is intensively managed and regulated by international and interstate compacts, Native American treaties, local water rights, and federal, state, and local agencies. Legislation and engineering projects in the early twentieth century brought about water impoundment projects and channelization of the Rio Grande which led to the eventual loss of floodplain habitats.
Hydrological models play a significant role in modelling river flow for decision making support in water resource management. In the past decades, many researchers have made a great deal of efforts in calibrating and validating various models, with each study being focused on one or two models. As a result, there is a lack of comparative analysis on the performance of those models to guide hydrologists to choose appropriate models for the individual climate and physical conditions.
In the Andean region of South America, understanding communities’ water perceptions is particularly important for water management as many rural communities must decide by themselves if and how they will protect their micro-watersheds and distribute their water. In this study we examine how Water User Associations in the Eastern Andes of Colombia perceive water scarcity and the relationship between this perception and observed climate, land use, and demographic changes. Results demonstrate a complex relationship between perceptions and observed changes.
The most important land and water issues facing North America and the world â including landâuse patterns, water management, biodiversity protection, and climate adaptation â require innovative governance arrangements. Most of these issues need to be addressed at several scales simultaneously, ranging from local to global. They require action at the scale of large landscapes given that the geographic scope of the issues often transcends the legal and geographic reach of existing jurisdictions and institutions.
The latest theories on the governance of water resources point to the need to adopt integrated approaches, allowing the mediation of conflict between public and private interests by building consensus to include the participation of stakeholders and civil society in formulating and implementing policies, thereby ensuring their legitimacy. Models of governance have particular relevance in the context of estuaries, because of the complexity associated with them.