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Canada announces major funding for reconstruction and climate resilience in the Caribbean region

Government of Canada | 2017-11-29

The devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season caused extensive damage to several Caribbean islands. These Category 5 hurricanes have reminded the world that these small island states are on the front line of climate change. Caribbean countries are now seeking assistance from the international community for their immediate reconstruction and for their climate adaptation needs.

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Participation to ROBVQ 19th "Rendez-vous des OBV"

NANBO | 2017-10-26

NANBO attended the 19th edition of the “Rendez-vous des OBV”, held in Quebec City in October 18-20. Thirty-nine Basins were gathered to share on biodiversity and threatened aquatic species. This event allowed basin councils to discuss their priorities, to learn and share about threatened species in their watershed, but also to find solutions together through various workshops.   Multiple panellist from basin councils, NGOs and federal and provincial environment related ministries insisted on the importance of data collection and information sharing. ROBVQ also elected its first female president during the annual general assembly held on the last day of the event : Mrs. Caroline Brodeur, also Executive Director of the OBV de la Capitale. Tackling the threats on biodiversity in Quebec watershed require a collective and concerted effort. The « 19th Rendez-vous des OBV » will surely boost knowledge and experiences sharing between the...

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Participation to the 6th MRCTI annual meeting

ROBAN | 2017-10-26

NANBO attended the 6th annual meeting of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), held the 12-14 September in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). This event aimed to bring together all mayors from cities and towns situated alongside the Mississippi River willing to share knowledge, to build resilient communities and promote sustainable economic development in the region.The Mississippi river basin is the largest in North America, crossing dozen states and providing drinking water for millions of Americans. The river is also essential for the economic and tourism sectors. The conferences were the occasion to raise awareness about the Mississippi River environmental issues and good water management practices among the mayors. Funding, grants and linking with potential investors were also key concerns of the participants. In the context of the severe consequences of Harvey and Irma, the mayors held a press conference addressing the lack of funding in the Federal Emergency...

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Manitoba Launches Public Consultations on Watershed Planning Initiatives

Manitoba Government | 2017-08-23

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize watershed planning, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires and Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

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Quebec Designates Ottawa River a Heritage River

Water Canada | 2017-08-22

Today, the Quebec portion of the Ottawa River has been designated a Canadian Heritage River, joining the Ontario portion in this designation. The Ottawa River’s designation as a Heritage River recognizes the river’s outstanding cultural heritage value, including its significance to Indigenous Peoples, its history as an important trade and transportation route, and its continued importance to many communities and businesses in both Ontario and Quebec.

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New Data on Invasive Green Algae in Lake Ontario

Water Canada | 2017-07-31

A recent study, Chronic nutrient loading from Lake Erie affecting water quality and nuisance algae on the St. Catharines shores of Lake Ontario, offers insight into the relationship between invasive species and nutrient management in the Great Lakes system.

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Smaller wetlands destruction: A danger for the Great Lakes

Radio Canada | 2017-07-25

A study from Waterloo University found that small wetlands could play a crucial role to suppress nutrient loadings, which accelerate harmful algal bloom in the lakes. Researchers urge stakeholders tackle the issue in order to avoid public health crisis due to bad water quality and degraded ecosystems

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New President elect of the Basin Council de los Rios Presidio al San Pedro

ROBAN | 2017-07-10

New President elect of the Basin Council de los Rios Presidio al San Pedro On the 31st of May 2017, at the bicentenary arts center and conventions of Durango State, was held the Eighth session of the Basin Council de los Rios Presidio al San Pedro. Was elected the new President, M. Rodolfo Corrujedo Carrillo (Ing.), General Director of Municipal Waters of Durango, from which he is responsible since several years.  Attended the session General Coordinator of Care and Emergencies of the Basin Councils M. Omar Gómez Ruíz (Msc.), the General Director of North Pacific Organizations M. José Antonio Quintero Contreras (Msc.), the Local Directors of the CONAGUA and the State representatives of Durango and Zacatecas, and the representatives of the agricultural, the industrial, the breeding, the urban services, the academic institutions and the civil society sectors. M. Rodolfo Corrujedo (Ing.) presented his work agenda of 2017, which emphasizes on constant...

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Reelection of President of the Basin Council of Rio Mayo for 2017-2020

ROBAN | 2017-07-10

On March the 17th, in Navojoa (Mexico), was held the Tenth Basin Council of Rio Mayo session, during which his President was reelected. M. José Benjamín Anaya Rosas (Ing.) was reelected by majority by the board for the period of 2017-2020. The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) promoted a space favourable for social participation in the Basin Councils and allowed the users to get involved into the decision-making process in the sustainable development of their basin. The President’s work will be to drive processes based on responsibility and which will need formal commitment, of the three government levels, the water users and the various sector involved. Benjamín Anaya expressed his gratitude to the CONAGUA, which promote the Basin Councils as stimulating consultation spaces and responsible in the water management field. Finally, M. Manuel Alejandro Gómez Melchor (lic.), Basin Councils Director of the CONAGUA sworn in M. Anaya Rosas. They share...

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Election of the new Basin Council of Costa Pacifico Centro President

ROBAN | 2017-07-10

On April the 26th was held the first president election of the Basin Council of Costa Pacifico Centro at the administrative Convention Center of the state of Colima during the fourth Ordinary meeting of the Council. Was attending the General Coordinator of care and emergencies of the Council, Omar Gómez Ruíz (M.sc), the Director of Basin Councils, Manuel Alejandro Gómez Melchor, the local Director of Colima, Eleazar Castro Caro (Ing.) ; Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán and Nayarit States government representatives ; and representatives of the agricultural, industrial, farming, public urban services, academic institutions and civil society sectors. Manuel Gómez presented a summary of the election process, which went according to the General Rules of Integration, Planning and Operations. Sergio Agustín Morales Anguiano (Ing.) was elected by majority for the period of 2017-2019. His work agenda promotes good management practices for water...

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