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Diversity as a key element of urban resilience

Diversity as a key element of urban resilience

As climate change increases the frequency of storm events, flooding risk, prolonged drought, and other hazards, enhancing resilience becomes the goal of cities worldwide. How can societies prepare for and address a multitude of disturbances that can threaten the... Read more »

Categories: Blog Climate change adaptation Drought Ecosystems Flooding Groundwater Resilience University of Arizona

Insaka Consortium & IWSN organise symposium on ‘Ecosystem benefits and water security’

Insaka Consortium & IWSN organise symposium on ‘Ecosystem benefits and water security’

The 2016 Insaka International Symposium – jointly organised by the International Water Security Network (IWSN) and the Insaka Consortium – took place in Kafue, Zambia from 13-16 June on the theme: ‘Ecosystem benefits and water security.’ It was organised... Read more »

Categories: Africa Blog Monash South Africa University of Arizona University of the West of England Zambia

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

Scenario planning for future water security in Hermosillo, Mexico

Scenario planning for future water security in Hermosillo, Mexico

Hermosillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Sonora, has 725,000 inhabitants and is a large, expanding economic and political powerhouse in the region. The city, which has seen a 50 percent population increase since 1995, is critically... Read more »

Categories: Blog Ecosystems Groundwater Mexico River basins South America University of Arizona

Resilience in an uncertain future: Part 2

Resilience in an uncertain future: Part 2

Adaptive management through science-policy dialogues in transboundary watersheds. Several decades of damming and diverting the Colorado River in the transboundary region of the United States and Mexico have caused the Colorado River delta to become a vast barren and... Read more »

Categories: Blog Climate change adaptation Ecosystems Mexico Resilience South America Transboundary University of Arizona

Resilience in an uncertain future: Part 1

Resilience in an uncertain future: Part 1

Water security and social-ecological-hydrological systems. Background In the conservation classic, A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold described his visit in 1922 to the Colorado River delta, noting abundant “green lagoons … walls of mesquite and willow … fleets of... Read more »

Categories: Blog News Resilience University of Arizona

The ‘Third Pole’: A monitoring and assessment programme to sustain the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region as a global asset

The ‘Third Pole’: A monitoring and assessment programme to sustain the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region as a global asset

From 26-28 January 2016, the first writers’ workshop for the coordinating lead authors of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. HIMAP is a comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH)... Read more »

Categories: Asia Climate change adaptation Himalayas Nepal News University of Arizona