Transboundary and International Groundwater Topics Fill Events Calendar

Sept. 18, 2020
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The Permanent Forum of Binational Waters is hosting the US-Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference, “Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges,” October 14-15, 2020, via Zoom. Cohosts include Texas A&M University and the Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua. Discussion panels will explore innovations in transboundary groundwater resources management between Mexico and the US from legal, technical, and managerial perspectives. The Permanent Forum of Binational Waters is “a network [of experts] to integrate collaboration efforts and strengthen their impact across and along the border” between the US and Mexico. On September 29th at 2:30 pm, the Forum also is hosting a “Coffee Break” discussion on US-Mexico transboundary groundwater withdrawals and binational implications. One in a series of Coffee Breaks, this online conversation among distinguished panelists will include WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal as the special guest speaker.
Other international virtual events feature transboundary waters and groundwater as well, although the time difference may make attendance difficult for many people in Arizona and elsewhere in the United States. A Middle East Water Forum webinar, “Transboundary Water Resources – Hydro Diplomacy, Cooperation, International Water Law Conventions,” will be held Monday, October 5, 2020 (2:00 am-4:00 am in Arizona). Then on October 28-30, 2020, the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) is offering a conference on “Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change.” Start times are 7:00 am on the 28th and 12:00 midnight on the 29th-30th. Registration for both events is free. 
Finally, WRRC Director Megdal and Dr. Anne-Marie Matherne of the U.S. Geological Survey are editing a Special Issue of the journal Water entitled "Advances in Transboundary Aquifer Assessment”. Papers may be submitted any time between now and April 1, 2021. More information can be found here.
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