Groundwater Governance and Assessment in a Transboundary Setting
As groundwater reliance is increasing across the globe, including the United States-Mexico region, the complications of governing transboundary groundwater become more prominent. In their chapter of the new book Lake Governance, authors Sharon Megdal and Jacob Petersen-Perlman discuss groundwater governance and assessment, with a focus on the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP) along the U.S.-Mexico border. After providing an overview of groundwater governance in practice, the authors discuss commonly accepted principles for governing groundwater and recent developments in legal principles for transboundary groundwater governance. They explain how TAAP studies have been made possible by a cooperative framework agreed upon by American and Mexican partners through the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The authors highlight the value of the TAAP framework for the Arizona-Sonora border region and suggest it could be applied elsewhere. Edited by Velma Grover and Gail Krantzberg, the book can be ordered at https://www.crcpress.com/Lake-Governance/Grover-Krantzberg/p/book/9781138633759. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information about the chapter. More information about the TAAP can be found at https://wrrc.arizona.edu/TAAP.
The Arizona Project WET (APW) team searched far and wide for the best new director for its program and realized in the end that they didn't need to search far. APW is thrilled to announce that Holly Thomas-Hilburn has been selected to lead APW into the future via her new role as its Director!
On June 17, which was World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, Paris Sciences and Letters University (PSL) in France, in collaboration with the University of Arizona
This year, June 17 was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Presented by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center is excited to open registration for the 2021 Annual WRRC Conference, Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment.