Arizona Watershed Stewardship Guide: Regional and State Water Management
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Arizona Watershed Stewardship Guide was created to help individuals and groups build a mutual foundation of basic knowledge about watersheds in Arizona. It is intended to help Arizonans understand and be good stewards of their watersheds. The guide was designed to compliment the mission of Arizona Master Watershed Steward program to educate and train citizens across the state of Arizona to serve as volunteers in the monitoring, restoration, conservation, and protection of their water and watersheds. The guide consists of 10 self-contained modules which teach about one or more important aspects of watershed science or management.
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VIDEO: Opening Remarks and Session 1: The Challenge of Water Scarcity in Basins Around the World: An IntroductionBrandes, Oliver M.; Cosens, Barbara; MacDonnell, Larry; McCoy, Amy; Oglesby, Adrian; McLeod, Tony; Estrela, Teodoro; Empinotti, Vanessa; Muller, Mike; Chokkakula, Srinivas (Colorado Law Scholarly Commons, 2016-06-09)VIDEO: 8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks Speakers: Charles Wilkinson, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law Doug Kenney, Getches-Wilkinson Center SESSION ONE: The Challenge of Water Scarcity in Basins Around the World: An Introduction Moderator: Doug Kenney, Getches-Wilkinson Center Cases from North America 8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. British Columbia (Canada): Oliver M. Brandes, University of Victoria 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Columbia River Basin (Canada and US): Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho 8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Colorado River Basin (US and Mexico): Larry MacDonnell, University of Colorado 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Arizona (US): Amy McCoy, University of Arizona 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Rio Grande (US and Mexico): Adrian Oglesby, University of New Mexico Some Other Cases From Around the World 10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Murray-Darling River Basin (Australia): Tony McLeod, MDBA, Murray-Darling Basin Authority 10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Spain: Teodoro Estrela, Júcar River Basin Authority 11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. São Francisco River Basin (Brazil): Vanessa Empinotti, Federal University of ABC 11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. South Africa: Mike Muller, University of Witwatersrand 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. India: Srinivas Chokkakula, Centre for Policy Research
Grow in Concert with Nature : Sustaining East Asia's Water Resources through Green Water DefenseTurner, Graeme; Li, Xiaokai; Jiang, Liping (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012-07-02)As countries develop, the demand for water increases while water supply becomes less certain and is often not enough to meet demand. In general, pressures from both environment and human activities can increase the likelihood of water scarcity. Such pressures include increased socio-economic development and population growth, change in people's diets, competition for available water among different user sectors and growing climate variability. Climate change is likely to exacerbate the existing demand and supply stresses, particularly when more frequent and extreme droughts and floods, as well as rising sea level are becoming more evident. In temperate, sub-temperate regions, less rainfall and longer dry seasons are expected. In tropical areas, rainfall is predicted to be similar or greater in terms of annual average volumes, more intense and severe storms and seasonal droughts (IPCC, 2007). These pressures will test the effectiveness of water resource management systems in providing a consistent and secure water supply for all users, with minimum externalities. This study will assess advances in management practices, institutional and technological innovations for managing water scarcity sustainably under a changing climate. This study of 'sustaining East Asia's water resources through Green Water Defense (GWD) is a sub-study of the 'towards GWD in East Asia' study and is complemented by another sub-study 'green water defense for flood risk management in East Asia' that focuses on flood management in delta regions.
Obtenir le meilleur parti des ressources rares : Une meilleure gouvernance pour une meilleure gestion de l'eau au moyen-orient et en Afrique du NordWorld Bank (Washington, DC, 2007)Water -- the resource itself as well as the irrigation and water supply services derived from it is important for every country. It is fundamental to human health, wellbeing, productivity, and livelihoods. It is also essential for the long-term sustainability of ecosystems. Here, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the most water-scarce region of the world, good water management matters even more than it does elsewhere. The report suggests that MENA can meet its water management challenge. People have a very real need for water for drinking and for household uses. This domestic use, however, accounts for less than ten percent of a typical country's water consumption. Every country in the region has enough water resources to meet domestic needs, even accounting for the larger populations expected in the future. And policy decisions can help improve the way drinking water and sanitation services are delivered so that people get the services they need. The bulk of a typical country's water consumption goes to agriculture. This demand depends on such factors as the structure of the economy, people's consumption preferences, agriculture and trade policies, and how efficiently water is used. These factors can be influenced by policy choices. Similarly, countries can protect their environmental quality with policy and institutional choices. The necessary policy changes are far from easy. Yet they are essential, and, when coupled with improvements in accountability to the public, water resources and services will support communities and promote economic development and bring benefits to the entire population.