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Himalayan hydropower: Scientists and state officials collaborate on policy to address water-energy-food nexus tradeoffs

Himalayan hydropower: Scientists and state officials collaborate on policy to address water-energy-food nexus tradeoffs

On 11 November 2016, international researchers and policy-makers came together to discuss the research results and draft policy recommendations of the Irrigation-Hydropower Nexus in the Upper Ganges Headwaters (HI-NEX) project. The research team has spent the past two years... Read more »

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How are water security and adaptive capacity measured? IWSN researchers produce special issue of ‘Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability’

Back in 2014, a team of University of Arizona (UA) researchers organized a workshop titled ‘Metrics and Measurement of Adaptation: Advances in Water Research in the Arid Americas,’ held at the UA’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy... Read more »

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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 »

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University of Arizona IWSN doctoral student Tamee Albrecht selected as Carson Scholar for 2017

University of Arizona IWSN doctoral student Tamee Albrecht selected as Carson Scholar for 2017

The Carson Scholars Program (named after Rachel Carson, the pioneering conservationist and environmental writer) at the University of Arizona seeks to bring together interdisciplinary scholars who share an interest in the environment, social justice, and renewable energy. The program... Read more »

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IWSN helps bring water professionals to the International Water Governance Workshop in Argentina

IWSN helps bring water professionals to the International Water Governance Workshop in Argentina

On 3-6 August 2016, IWSN supported the International Water Governance Workshop in Mendoza, Argentina. The event was organised by the IWSN team at University of Arizona (UA), in collaboration with the Departamento General de Irrigación (DGI) – the water... Read more »

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Promoting water conservation at the household level in Hermosillo, Mexico

Promoting water conservation at the household level in Hermosillo, Mexico

Ana Melissa, Maria Alejandra, and Miryam Fernanda were awarded the 2016 IWSN Student Prize in July. They are undergraduate students at Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. This summer, they conducted a brief but informative study and submitted a... Read more »

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