Water Publications

Lessons from the Development of Binational and Civil Society Cooperation on Water Management at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Dec 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 Region

Oct 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 Infrastructure

Sep 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.

Water Scarcity Could Deter Energy Developers From Crossing Border Into Northern Mexico

Jun 23, 2015
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.

A Global Choke Point Report: China's Water-Energy-Food Roadmap

Feb 18, 2015
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.

North America's Fossil Fuel Boom: More Risk for Water?

Dec 16, 2014
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.

Canadian Hydropower Could Lower U.S. Carbon Emissions

Dec 10, 2014
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.

Report of Activities 2011-2013

Oct 02, 2014
The Brazil Institute releases the 2011-2013 Report of Activities

The Push and Pull for Hydropower in Vietnam and Cambodia

Jan 15, 2014
This new research brief analyzes the short- and long-term impact of hydropower development in Vietnam and Cambodia, and its relationship with China.

China Begins To Get Serious About Water Conservation

Jan 08, 2014
Award-winning writer Christina Larson documents in a new article the progress China has made in water conservation.

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