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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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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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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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Election of the first President elect of the Rio Bravo Basin Council (Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexique)

ROBAN | 2017-07-10

Election of the first President elect of the Rio Bravo Basin Council (Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexique) ».   " Rio Bravo watershed has a great characteristic: it is a binational basin, shared by the United States of America and with several states of Mexico. It is the largest basin in Mexico, with a total of 226,275 km2 (CCRB,1999:8), including part of the States of Durango, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, with 146 municipalities involved. It is the third basin with the largest population of the country with best GDP contribution (Conagua, 2015:14).   With its transcendental challenges, a proper management of the basin is a complex matter. As the population is growing fast, as well as the productive activities and services, new difficulties have emerged to conciliate water availability and water demand. The strategy chosen to address the situation was the creation of the Rio Bravo Basin Council, which was formally instituted on the 21st...

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Public meeting on Study about attenuation mesures on Champlain lake and Richelieu river

ROBAN | 2017-06-22

The International Lake Champlain Richelieu River Study Board, established by the International Joint Comission, will held public meetings in 3 cities from the 11th to the 13th of July 217. They'll discuss the Lake Champlain Richelieu River Flood Mitigation Study. Representatives of Quebec basin organizations will be participating to the discussion.  More information soon...   11th of July, 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m - Burlington, Vermont 12th of July, 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu 13th of July, 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m - Plattsburgh, New York   For more information, visit the IJC here. 

World Water Forum: Proceedings of the 3rd International Forum on Integrated Water Management released by the organizers

NAMBO-COGESAF-ROBVQ | 2015-04-15

Today, in the context of the 7th World Water Forum currently taking place in Daegu-Gyeongbuk in South Korea, the North American Network of Basin Organizations (NANBO), the Conseil de gouvernance de l'eau des bassins versants de la rivière Saint-François (COGESAF) and the Regroupement des organismes de bassins versants du Québec (ROBVQ) presented the proceedings of the 3rd International Forum on Integrated Water Management: Tools for Action which was held on May 7-9, 2014.

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WHO, UN-Water Report Finds Investing US$1 in WASH Delivers US$4.3 Return read more: http://water-l.iisd.org/news/who-un-water-report-finds-investing-us1-in-wash-delivers-us4-3-return/

Water Policy and Practice | 2014-11-24

19 November 2014: Every dollar invested in water and sanitation returns US$4.3 and an estimated gain of 1.5% of global gross domestic product (GDP) through reduced health care costs, as well as providing benefits such as reduced pollution, greater workplace productivity, increased school attendance and greater dignity, privacy and safety, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water. Despite increasing momentum and financial commitments to increase access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), the report finds serious gaps in funding continue to hinder progress.   ‘Investing in Water and Sanitation: Increasing Access, Reducing Inequalities' is the third biennial UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLASS) report. It includes data from 94 countries and 23 external support agencies. WHO released the report on the occasion of World Toilet Day.   read...

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