Lessons from the Development of Binational and Civil Society Cooperation on Water Management at the U.S.-Mexico BorderDec 14, 2015
This essay analyzes binational and civil society cooperation on cross-border environmental issues, with a special focus on water management. The piece looks at binational water management from a holistic perspective, arguing that the growing involvement of civil society has improved policy outcomes.
Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean - Perspectives from the RegionOct 13, 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean face multiple risks from a changing climate, from sea level rise to glacial melt to extreme weather and disease. Recent population trends—particularly population growth and urbanization—will continue to be an important factor in influencing the region’s vulnerability and adaptive capacity.
Crossover - Urban Water, Urban Transport, Urban Energy: Transforming Municipal Services and Urban InfrastructureSep 08, 2015
Addressing urban challenges that lay ahead will require accelerating cross-sectoral learning within and between 21st century cities. Given the scale and costs associated with deferred investment, cities must keep pace, finding more efficient ways to manage infrastructure and processes.
Proposed oil and gas development zones in Coahuila are among the driest in the Americas. In collaboration with Circle of Blue, the Mexico Institute is working to address the future of energy and water scarcity along the U.S.-Mexico Border.
The water-energy-food choke point is forcing a new reckoning. Three colliding trends—declining freshwater reserves, booming energy demand, and uncertain grain supplies—are disrupting economies, governments, and environments around the world. As the world’s most populous country and biggest energy consumer, China’s energy, food, and environmental security is threatened as it hits these choke points. How Chinese policymakers deal with these water-energy-food confrontations will have significant domestic and global consequences.
This joint China Environment Forum (CEF) and the Canada Institute research brief is published as part of CEF’s Cooperative Competitors project, which examines promising areas of clean energy and climate collaboration between the United States and China.
Canada generates a majority of its electricity from hydropower and is a global leader in hydroelectricity production. As a result, Canada is positioned to provide a secure and renewable source of electricity in response to increasing domestic demand for clean energy in the United States.
The Brazil Institute releases the 2011-2013 Report of Activities
This new research brief analyzes the short- and long-term impact of hydropower development in Vietnam and Cambodia, and its relationship with China.
Award-winning writer Christina Larson documents in a new article the progress China has made in water conservation.