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  • Videos - Videos of talks, presentations or other relevant material.

  • Well rehabilitation in Mukono, Uganda

    In 2014, the UWE-Africa Water Security Programme provided funding to the National Association of Professional Environmentalists to upgrade two wells in Mukono, Uganda. This film, shot in the summer of 2015, looks at the effects of this work.

  • Impressions of the Water Governance Workshop held in Mendoza, August 2016

    In this short film, attendees of the Water Governance Workshop, held in Argentina from 3-6 August 2016, speak about the event.

  • The Colour of Water

    Boris Siromahov, a BA Journalism student at UWE, Bristol, travelled to Uganda in the summer of 2015 as part of the UWE-Africa Water Security Programme, and made this short documentary about water pollution in Uganda.

  • Ten Facts About Water

    Short animation revealing ten interesting facts about water.

  • UWE-Africa Water Security Programme

    This five-minute video is an updated version of our earlier film about the UWE students who have been part of the UWE-Africa Water Security Programme. It now includes an introduction from IWSN Director Chad Staddon.

  • Interview with Dr Tom Appleby

    As part of European Green Capital, artist Luke Jerram has created Withdrawn, an artwork in Leigh Woods, Bristol that features a number of fishing boats carefully placed to trigger discussion on Bristol’s maritime past and the state of the environment. Onboard one of the boats, Luke interviewed IWSN researcher Dr Tom Appleby about his views on marine management.

  • UWE-Africa Water Security Programme 2014

    Since 2011, staff and students from the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at UWE, Bristol have worked with communities in Uganda to improve access to safe water supplies. This short film shows UWE Geography students talking about their research and experiences while on placement in Uganda as part of the UWE-Africa Water Security Programme.

  • Fracking and water security

    Short animation outlining the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the possible implications for water security.

  • Weird weather

    Short animation on weather and climate change.

  • National Youth Water Summit 2014

    Five minute video about the National Youth Water Summit, which was co-organised by Monash South Africa and the Department of Water and Sanitation.

  • Time and Tide

    Short film in which Tom Appleby investigates marine conservation and fishing on the Clyde in Scotland.

  • Documents - Downloadable documents; project reports, papers &notes

  • Profiles of students funded by IWSN

    A key component of IWSN is the training of future professionals in water management for sustainability and security. We believe that offering studentships and prizes at all levels will both encourage and support the brightest young minds to devote themselves to this critical area of work. This support includes: PhD, MSc and MPhil scholarships, funding for Post-Doctoral Research Associates, Student Prizes for the best undergraduate dissertations covering water issues, and funding students to undertake research overseas. This booklet introduces these students and the research they have undertaken.

    Document: Profiles of students funded by IWSN (pdf)

  • Our Water, Our Future: Securing the water resources of the uMngeni River Basin

    This handbook by Duncan Hay, Executive Director of the Institute of Natural Resources, gives a general overview of the uMngeni River Basin in South Africa - its hydrology, ecology, people, management and governance - and the issues it faces.

    Document: Our Water, Our Future: Securing the water resources of the uMngeni River Basin (pdf)

  • Water Security on the Kafue Flats in Zambia

    This technical report by Machaya Chomba and Bimo Nkhata highlights key water security issues in Zambia with special reference to the Kafue Flats. It draws particular attention to issues of water availability and demand, competing water users, and institutional arrangements for securing water and associated resources. The report comes at a time when several countries in southern Africa, including Zambia, are negotiating trade-offs associated with developing water resources whilst trying to ensure ecosystem integrity.

    Document: Water Security on the Kafue Flats in Zambia (pdf)

  • Resilience by design: A selection of case studies

    A booklet of short articles on resilience that emerged from the 'Resilience by Design' workshop, held at the Institute of Natural Resources in South Africa on 11 August 2016.

    Document: Resilience by design: A selection of case studies (pdf)

  • National Youth Water and Sanitation Summit, 2015

    Monash South Africa have produced this 14-page report on the 2015 summit, which they co-hosted with Department of Water and Sanitation.

    Document: National Youth Water and Sanitation Summit 2015 (pdf)

  • Shale gas resource list

    List of resources on shale gas development, shale gas and water, emissions associated with shale gas development and other issues.

    Document: Shale gas resource list (pdf)

  • Presentations - Links to presentation/PowerPoint files from talks members of the team have done.

  • Green Infrastructure: A Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Cities in Arid Lands

    Presentation by Adriana Zuniga-Teran to the Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Settlements workshop, which took place in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 17-20 November 2015.

    Document: Green Infrastructure: A Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Cities in Arid Lands (pdf)

  • Thirsty Cities: will we run out of water?

    Presentation by Chad Staddon at Bristol Bright Night, 25 September 2015.

    Document: Thirsty Cities (pdf)

  • Self-regulation: An instrument for promoting benefit sharing

    Presentation by Agness Musutu, Nyaradzo Nazare and Jitender Taneja to the Insaka conference, June 2015.

    Document: Self-regulation: An instrument for promoting benefit sharing (pdf)

  • Polycentric governance as an instrument for promoting benefit sharing

    Presentation by Busani Masiri & Nkosinomusa N. Ncube to the Insaka conference, June 2015.

    Document: Polycentric governance as an instrument for promoting benefit sharing (pdf)

  • Water Security and Adaptive Capacity in a Transboundary Context: Science-Policy Dialogues in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

    Presentation by Bob Varady and Chris Scott at the Regional Launch of the International Water Security Network, Johannesburg, 15 September 2014.

    Document: Water Security and Adaptive Capacity in a Transboundary Context (pdf)

  • Social-ecological observatories of Mountain Water Towers: Comparative assessment framework

    Presentation by Bhuwan Thapa, Netra Chhetri, Bram Willems, Milan Shrestha and Christopher Scott to the four-day conference on ‘Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems’, University of Nevada, Reno, 16-19 July 2014.

    Document: Social-ecological observatories of Mountain Water Towers (pdf)

  • Law and Science in Conflict: The resurrection of maximum sustainable yield

    Presentation by Tom Appleby, Mark Everard and Steve Simpson at the Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, University of Plymouth, 18-20 June 2014.

    Document: The resurrection of maximum sustainable yield (pdf)

  • Transboundary Groundwater Governance in the Western U.S.-Mexico (AZ-Sonora) Border Region: Piecemeal Pragmatism vs. Comprehensive Idealism

    Presentation by Bob Varady, Chris Scott, Sharon Megdal, and Margaret Wilder at 'An Uncommon Dialogue on U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Water Issues' at Stanford University, 2 June 2014.

    Document: Transboundary Groundwater Governance (pdf)

  • Nexus in a transboundary context: Exploring impacts on water security

    Presentation by Bob Varady, Chris Scott and Margaret Wilder to the 'Water, Energy and Climate Conference 2014' in Mexico City, 22 May 2014.

    Document: Nexus in a transboundary context (pdf)

  • Transboundary climate change adaptation under drought in the Americas

    Presentation by Bob Varady, Chris Scott and Margaret Wilder to the international conference on 'Cooperation for Water, Energy and Food Security in Transboundary Basins under Changing Climate' in Vietnam, 3 April 2014.

    Document: Transboundary climate change adaptation (pdf)

  • Applying nexus thinking to investigate the water-energy implications of two low carbon (nexus) futures for the City of Bristol

    Presentation by Enda Hayes to the Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference, held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 5-8 March 2014.

    Document: Applying nexus thinking... (pdf)

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