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Alpaca grazing, traditional water harvesting and university sustainability plans – UWE students reflect on their research in Peru

Alpaca grazing, traditional water harvesting and university sustainability plans – UWE students reflect on their research in Peru

Elliot Tasker, Hannah Barnikel and Sophia Cockell – Geography students at UWE Bristol – are in Peru for seven weeks, conducting research with Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA), as part of the UWE Global Water Security Project. In... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Peru South America UWE Global Water Security Project Wetlands

Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America: Reflections on a training course in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America: Reflections on a training course in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

In Latin America, there is a relative water abundance, yet water is not accessible to everyone. Rapid urbanization, densification and expansion of cities, development of mining and livestock activities, social conflicts over water, and increasing climate variability, among other... Read more »

Categories: Argentina Blog Climate change adaptation Colombia Peru River basins South America Student scholarships University of Arizona

Transformations and pressures on the valley of binational basin Catamayo-Chira

Transformations and pressures on the valley of binational basin Catamayo-Chira

In recent years, Peruvian coastal valleys have been a focal point of development, especially for private sector agrarian investment in crop production for export and biodiesel. Agricultural frontiers have expanded, regreening the arid landscapes of dry forests in the... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Peru River basins South America Transboundary University of Arizona

After the race to the bottom: water supply challenges in the Ica Valley, Peru

After the race to the bottom: water supply challenges in the Ica Valley, Peru

“¡Dense cuenta que estamos regresando a lo mismo, a las haciendas!” (Realise that we are heading back towards the same (situation), the haciendas!) Neighbour in Pachacutec District (27 April 2015) Provision of drinking water is currently recognised as a... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Groundwater News Peru River basins South America University of Arizona

IWSN annual meeting takes place in Tucson, Arizona

IWSN annual meeting takes place in Tucson, Arizona

Partners from the IWSN reunited in September 2015 for a three-day annual meeting – this time in Tucson, Arizona, hosted by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona (UA). The gathering assembled members... Read more »

Categories: Africa Asia China IWSN Student Prize Mexico Monash South Africa News Peru River basins South America Transboundary University of Arizona University of the West of England