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NEPAL NATIONAL WATER AND WEATHER WEEK 2019 – MAHENDRA BAHADUR GURUNG, KATHMANDU, NEPAL

https://www.spotlightnepal.com/2019/03/17/nepal-national-water-and-weather-week-begin/ Activities of the NNWWW are categorized into four themes: awareness, capacity building, research, and policy advocacy. Awareness raising activities are designed mainly for general public and students from school and colleges. Some of the awareness activities are focused to policy makers to communicate the recent research that help to update their knowledge on water…
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WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATION – TOKIWA SMITH, SEM LINK, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA

SEM Link will host a World Water Day Celebration on March 22, 2019 in collaboration with two federal agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Southern Red Dirt (a private company), along with volunteer Metro Atlanta geoscientists. For the World Water Celebration, SEM Link will partner with up…
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WORLD WATER DAY 2019, BILLINGS, MONTANA – TOM OSBORNE, HOPE 2 ONE LIFE

With a long-running history of successful events, Tom Osborne and his team will carry out a public outreach World Water Day event around the theme “Leaving No One Behind” that focuses on networking among college and high school students, local politicians and US experts in water and sustainable development in Africa. Our key speaker was…
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FIRST BRAINSTORMING SESSION ON WATER RE-ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION – CHITARANJAN DALAI, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR | IIT KGP · SCHOOL OF WATER RESOURCES

This project provides an opportunity for researchers to learn how to discuss their findings with the public and to engage in conversation about some of the issues involving water resources development in India.  The goal of this event is to begin to bridge a gap between the research efforts and the motivators behind those efforts…
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THE COLORADO RIVER, A DYING GIANT: A RESTORATION EFFORT IN BAJA CALIFORNIA

Since 2008, the Laguna Grande zone, located in the municipality of Mexicali, in the state of Baja California, México, has been the subject of restoration efforts given the benefits of a lagoons system located along the course of the Colorado River. Those efforts range from the selection of autochthonous species for reforestation to hydrogeological studies…
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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP AT THE TRUCKEE EARTH DAY – ALEXANDRE MARTINEZ, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, CA, USA

Alexandre Martinez, University of California, Irvine and team will carry out an outdoor educational workshop on climate change at the 2019 Truckee Earth Day Festival in California.  The purpose will be to survey attendees about their knowledge on climate change impacts and then to have educational workshops with interactive data visualizations about climate change impacts…
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DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE IMPACTS OF OCEAN SAND MINING IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA – PEACE CHIDINMA WILFRED-EKPRIKPO, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE FOR OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE RESEARCH, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Much of the sand needed for housing projects is mined from water bodies around Lagos. Due to a high need for housing, the intensity of sand mining operations has rapidly increased without consideration of the ecological consequences. This outreach program will educate the local public, particularly fishermen and fish mongers, on the negative impacts of…
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