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Engaging community in developing an evidence-based strategy for adapting to sea-level rise and its impact on water resources on Lifuka Island, Tonga.

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Water resources, social and coastal assessments have been carried out on the island of Lifuka, Ha’apai Group, Tonga to the identify the potential impact on the communities, their assets and their island due to a recent sea level rise of approximately 23 cm. The impact of this rise and the adaptation strategies that the community have adopted and options they have will be a useful case study for other low lying island countries faced with the prospect sea level rise in response to climate change. In May 2006 an earthquake induced subsidence occurred on the island of Lifuka, Tonga.

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Water banking across regions over time

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The case study highlights collaborative sharing of river water through two different storage approaches:  underground storage across states and surface storage across countries. To address expected shortages of water due to climate variability/change Arizona (U.S.) has developed a water banking program that allows for storage of Colorado River water in aquifers for later recovery.  Also, Arizona has also developed agreements to store water on behalf of neighboring states to allow them to meet future water needs.

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The Highland Water Forum – a multi-stakeholder dialogue for sustainable groundwater management

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In the light of increasing water scarcity in Jordan and, thus, growing competition for water resources, Jordan is challenged with increasing pressures to reduce water consumption for agricultural use. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation, supported by The German established the Highland Water Forum, which seeks for strategic options and partnerships to reduce agricultural water abstraction in the Highlands. 

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Groundwater accounting at a country level

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The study provides a comprehensive picture of groundwater uses and its economic value at a country level. It also shows the role of groundwater irrigation and its economic significant compared to surface irrigation. The analysis of the economic value of water is undertaken at a municipality level and over the period 2000-2008, thus allowing for spatial and temporal trends to be identified.

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Strengthening the integration of sustainable groundwater management into the legal and institutional framework of transboundary basin organizations

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The solution aims at supporting the integration of sustainable groundwater management into the legal and institutional framework of transboundary basin organizations. The institutional reform process will involve, as first step, the review of the legal status of groundwater resources within the institutional frameworks of basin organizations vis-a-vis existing laws and regulations in basin countries, as well as new international legal developments, such as the Draft Articles. The legal review will identify gaps in the legal and institutional structure and support Basin Organizations in mobilizing political and financial support for reform.

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Guidance for cooperation on transboundary groundwater on the basis of the UNECE Water Convention building on UNGA Resolution 63/124

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The Model Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters, currently refined under the UNECE Water Convention, are meant to assist States sharing transboundary groundwaters intersected by State boundaries or sharing transboundary surface waters linked with groundwaters in developing an agreement addressing the sustainable use, management and protection of those groundwaters through cooperation.

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Overexploitation of Groundwater and remediation measures- an Indian experience

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A study in Kerala conducted by the Kerala Pollution Control Board in association with the SEU on the bacteriological quality of dug wells in Kerala observed that “water in none of the open dug wells investigated is of drinking water quality standards” as prescribed by Bureau of India Standard. Since Kerala is the only place in the world having highest density of open dug well (250 per sq.km) and 50% of population used this as the only source of water for drinking. In this situation, the Government of Kerala along with other stakeholders including NGOs, take stock of the situation in order to mitigate the acute shortage of drinking water.

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Public Private Partnership for the construction and management

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The El Guerdane PPP irrigation project is covering financing, design, construction and management of irrigation infrastructure of an area of 10,000 ha. The project includes headworks at the Aoulouz Dam, 90 km of water water conveyance and 300 km of irrigation network. The private operator has been contracted for the delivery of 45 million m3 of water per year. The financing was provided by the state (48%), the operator (44%) and farmers (8%).

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Cooperation mechanisms for joint assessment of transboundary aquifers: IGRAC’s experience

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During the last decade, with increase of general awareness about the importance of groundwater, an issue of Transboundary Aquifers (TBAs) has also started to receive more attention from international community. In meantime, various TBA inventories and assessments have been conducted worldwide, producing valuable information and knowledge about this complex issue.

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Groundwater accounting and protection in Jordan

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Jordan is one of the most water‐scarce countries in the world. Delivering sufficient water and wastewater services to meet the needs of a growing population and national economic development targets is a significant challenge. Clearly, determining how to allocate water efficiently and equitably demands detailed information on the country’s water resources and water use. This challenge has been met with the establishment of a detailed metering system; and by a thorough accounting system, which relates physical water flows to the economy and enables an environmentally extended input-output analysis. Those two elements have been joined and made operable within a extensive Water Information System (WIS).

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