We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy Journal (Volume 21 Issue 2), the official journal of the World Water Council, for April, 2019.
This issue provides articles which highlight topics such as water management, water pollution, women and irrigation, water quality, water use, isotope tracers, water reuse, governance policies for private wells, water demand and a critical review of the Ganges Water Sharing arrangement.
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We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy journal for the month of October. This journal is the official journal of the World Water Council and is published by IWA Publishing.
This issue focuses on several topics related to water management and integrated water management in terms of food security, water quality and public perception, water supply, water ethics, urban groundwater, flood maps and their role, as well as, quality standards and monitoring.
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José Fernández from Peru was the winner of the 2018 Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA). The prize was awarded to Jose by the OceanaGold Corporation.
Currently, he is working as an Environmental Specialist for the Water Fund for Lima and Callao (AQUAFONDO) and is responsible for the management and conservation of water resources. He has been leading a project to develop an integrated water management system in the local community of San Pedro de Casta, Lima Peru. Congratulations José on your achievement.
Recently news stories highlighted the plight of Cape Town and “Day Zero” with their taps expected to run dry in April 2018. Fortunately, due to reservoir levels rising consistently and adequate water restrictions in place that day is not expected for any time in 2018 or 2019.
Yet, one country which is currently experiencing issues with their water supply is El Salvador, namely in rural villages such as Cabanas, and the municipality of Nejapa, as well as, poor neighborhoods in the capital of San Salvador.
Thus, with contaminated surface water supply, depleted groundwater reserves and the effects of climate change many are expected to be affected by a lack of potable water.
Water is a necessary resource and can often be described as life itself, since without water persons will not be able to survive. Yet, while such a resource is needed and is mainly provided by water management utilities, such organizations can employ technology and smart techniques to ensure smooth operations, which overall can lead to lower operational costs.
In a recent article published by Daniel P. Duffy, on 11 September, 2018, he highlights the basis of smart water management, such as Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technologies and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems, and highlights what this entails and some relevant suppliers of the technology.
The Youth for Water and Climate Platform is looking for youth-led projects (that is projects developed by persons between the ages of 18 -35 years of age). As a result, thiscall for proposal would seek to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation with support from the International Secretariat for Water and contributions of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Therefore, youth from around the world would be able to access financial support, in order to implement innovative and creative water and climate projects.
The period for accepting proposals is open from 18 September to 16 October 2018, therefore all project submissions received during that period will be admissible. Interested persons can visit the official website for project submission guidelines or contact the Youth for Water and Climate (YWC) Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results would be announced during the period 9 November to 2 December 2018 and winners would be showcased during the COP24 (the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)). COP24 will take place in December, in Poland.
Applications are now being accepted from developing countries for the Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women and The Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA) put forward by the International River Foundation. One can see the links below for more details.(Please note that the fellowship and award are for those in the early stages of their career within the water sector).
The Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA) is an initiative of the IRF, established to recognize and foster early career river professionals who have demonstrated innovation, excellence and leadership in river, basin, or river-dependent community management within the first five years of their career. The ERPA is generously sponsored by OceanaGold Corporation. For more details on this award, and details on how to enter, please click here.
The print issue of the International News newsletter for February 2018, published by the International Office for Water, is now available for loan.
This newsletter focuses particularly on water management issues, such as climate change, water and sanitation, water governance and water accountability, and relevant training and initiatives taking place to deal with those issues.
As a result, persons would be able to get relevant information on international events that have taken place on a global scale, as well as, special projects that are being carried out by specific countries.
Persons can also access archives of this newsletter online (from 1993) via the link.
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