Un Mundo de Ciencia por thema : Gestión del agua

  • Networking on the Nile (2013, AR, EN), on the work of an informal network of scientists from the Nile Basin, guided by the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  • Out of Sight, out of Mind? (2013, EN, FR), on the Groundwater Governance Project (2011−2014), which hopes to influence political decision-making by raising awareness of the urgent need to manage groundwater more sustainably
  • The Key to Managing Conflict and Cooperation over Water (2013, EN, ES, FR), introducing key themes of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation led by UNESCO, with case studies
  • Planning for an Uncertain Future (2012, EN, ES, FR), on the difficulties in reconciling supply and demand for an increasingly precious resource: freshwater
  • The Risks Associated with Large-scale Foreign Land Acquisitions (2012, EN, ES, FR), interview on the implications for developing countries of this growing trend towards what one person has termed agrarian neocolonialism
  • Sandwatchers find a Market for a Weed (2012, EN, ES, FR), on a Kenyan youth group’s ingenious scheme to turn water hyacinth, an invasive weed, into a series of ecoproducts
  • Chemical Contaminants: those Invisible Additives in our Drink (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why we should be worried about the extent of chemical contamination of surface and ground water
  • Coping with Extremes in Pakistan (2011, EN, ES, FR RU), on whether the extreme flooding in Pakistan in 2010 was a result of climate change, natural variation or poor water management and UNESCO’s response
  • Rising to the Challenge of Rising Waters (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a project to help Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, cope with recurrent flooding owing to its location in a floodplain
  • Learning to Live with Drought in Europe (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on moves in Europe to adopt a drought policy and improve river monitoring in light of more frequent periods of drought on the continent
  • Tending to the Ailing Mother River of China (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the deteriorating condition of the Yellow River, on which 120 million Chinese depend
  • A City Making the Switch to Healthy Sanitation (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a project to improve sanitation in the capital of Ghana, Accra
  • The Rise and Fall of Bam’s Qanats (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on UNESCO’s contribution to restoring the subterranean canals damaged in the Bam earthquake in Iran in December 2003
  • Megacities of Tomorrow (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), forecasting how the geosciences and engineering will shape the world’s most populous cities in the decades to come and describing the stress megacities place on their groundwater
  • A Blue Goldmine in Need of Protection (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a UNESCO survey of Africa’s transboundary aquifers, which uncovered a few new ones
  • The Reasons for Central Asia’s Water Woes (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the shared responsibility of melting glaciers and poor water policies for the region’s problems
  • Arsenic Filter Stalks Silent Killer in Bangladesh (2006, EN, ES, FR), on the invention of a filter to protect the Bangladeshi population from groundwater contaminated by naturally high levels of arsenic
  • Ethiopia: a Pot of Blue Gold at the End of the Rainbow? (2006, EN, ES, FR), on the challenges facing Ethiopia’s water sector, in a country often affected by severe drought
  • Using the Sun to Quench their Thirst (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a project in Omayed Biosphere Reserve in Egypt to desalinate groundwater at the population’s request
  • Buried Treasure in the Americas (2005, EN, FR), on cooperation between Haiti and the Dominican Republic in sharing aquifers, within a wider project to map transboundary aquifers in the Americas
  • Doubling the World’s Water Professionals (2004, EN, FR), on the work of the new UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft (Netherlands)
  • The Water Crisis: How has it Come to This? (2003, EN, FR), on why the global crisis will reach unprecedented levels if nothing is done to rectify the inertia at the leadership level, according to the first World Water Development Report
  • Afghanistan on the (Rocky) Road to Recovery (2003, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s work to encourage cooperation among Afghanistan and its downstream neighbours, which share the Kabul, Helmand and Amu Darya Rivers (Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), at a time when Afghanistan was planning the construction of additional dams
  • Journey to the Highest Lake in the World (2003, EN, FR), case study of Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border of Bolivia and Peru, and its indigenous populations, taken from the first World Water Development Report
  • The International Year of Freshwater (2003, EN, FR), summarizing the work of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme and its plans for the Year
  • UNESCO and Johannesburg (2002, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s strategy for following up the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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