Transboundary aquifers, Challenges and the way forward

Transboundary aquifers, Challenges and the way forward

Selected ISARM2021 papers

TOPIC 1: TBA Contributions to Sustainable Development Goals and Regional Agendas

  • Introduction, by: Raya Stephan; 
  • Strengthening Cooperation on Transboundary Aquifers in the Arab Region, by: Ziad Khayat and Carol Chouchani Cherfane;
  • The Evolution and Success of ISARM, 2010-2020, by: Alfonso Rivera, Christina Fraser and Alice Aureli;
  • Local-Regional Governance Approaches for more Effective TBA Management, by: Susanne Wuijts, Helena FMW van Rijswick, and Peter PJ Driessen; and
  • Conclusion, by: Raya Stephan. 

TOPIC 2: The Science - Policy Interface of Transboundary Aquifers (TBAs): The role of science in the management of TBAs

  • Introduction, by: Karen G. Villholth;
  • Using Science to Achieve Cooperation in Submarine Transboundary Aquifers, by: Renée Martin-Nagle and Aaron Micallef
  • Reaching Groundwater Agreements on the Border Between Mexico and the United States: Science and Policy Fundamentals, by: Sharon B. Megdal, Stephen Mumme, Roberto Salmon, Rosario Sánchez, Elia M. Tapia‑Villaseñor, Mary-Belle Cruz Ayala, and Óscar Ibañez;
  • What is the ‘Science’ that Policy Makers Want in Order to Address Governance of Transboundary Aquifers? – Findings from Simulation of Negotiations, by: Shammy Puri;
  • Conclusions, by: Karen G. Villholth.

TOPIC 3: Advances in the assessment and mapping of TBA and hydrogeological methods

  • Introduction, by: Rosario Sanchez;
  • Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis: Eastern Kalahari-Karoo Transboundary Basin Aquifer, by: H. Beekman, S. Sunguro, P. Kenabatho, K. Pietersen, P. Sithole, D. Weston, L. Chevallier, T. Dube and T. Kanyerere;
  • Sustainable Transboundary Groundwater Management using Groundwater Modeling and Hydrochemical Investigation, by: Azizallah Izady, Osman Abdalla, Ali Al-Maktoumi, Mingjie Chen;
  • Introduction Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction in the Sava River Basin, by: Zoran Kovač, Nina Rman, Ferid Skopljak, Boban Jolović, Nataša Todorović, Christoph Henrich and Oliver Kracht;
  • Recent Advances with the Integrated Hydrological Model of the Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer System (STAS), by: Marc Leblanc, Irene Kinoti, Sarah Tweed, Damien O’Grady, Maciek W. Lubczynski, Albert Olioso, Majola Kwazikwakhe, Sivashni Naicker, Piet Kenabatho, Bertram Swartz, Clément Fraysse, Muchaneta Munamati, Koen Verbist and Luciana Scrinzi;
  • Hydrogeological conditions on the border between Serbia and Bulgaria to assess the transboundary groundwater transfer, by: Boyka Mihaylova, Zoran Stevanović, Aglaida Toteva, Saša Milanović, Konstantin Kostov, Ljiljana Vasić, Aleksey Benderev;
  • The Hydrogeological Assessment of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer (Alberta, Canada – Montana, Usa): A Basis Towards Joint Management Plans, by: Marie-Amélie Pétré, Alfonso Rivera, René Lefebvre, Attila J.B. Folnagy, John LaFave, and Dan Palombi;
  • Conceptual Model Development for the Assessment of Transboundary Groundwater Resources in Cross-Border Area (Estonia- Latvia), by: Inga Retike, Magdaleena Männik, Andres Marandi, Dāvis Borozdins, Jekaterina Demidko, Jānis Bikše, Aija Dēliņa, Konrāds Popovs, and Agnese Kukela; 
  • State of Affairs of Models and Governance of Transboundary Aquifers Along the Mexico-U.S. Border, by: Alfonso Rivera and Randall T. Hanson;
  • Advances in Geological Knowledge in the Transboundary Outcrop Area of the Guarani Aquifer System, Artigas City and Surroundings, Uruguay, by: Lucía Samaniego, Gerardo Veroslavsky,, Alberto Manganelli, Natalie Aubet;
  • Transboundary Aquifers between Mexico and the United States: The Complete MAP, by: Rosario Sanchez and Laura Rodriguez;
  • Hydrogeological Conceptual Model of Transboundary Aquifers with Significant Groundwater Exchange Potential Between Poland and Ukraine, by: Tatiana Solovey, Vasyl Harasymchuk, Rafał Janica, Małgorzata Przychodzka, Tetyana Ryvak, Olga Teleguz, Liubov Yanush;
  • Multiscale Approach for Mapping Surface and Groundwater in the Lake Chad Basin, by: Marie-Louise Vogt, Elisa Destro, Giulia Tessari, Giaime Origgi, Moussa Isseini, Pedro Martinez Santos, Victor Gomez Escalonilla Canales, Djoret Daïra, Claudia Meisina, Michelle Rygus, Calvin Ndjoh Messina, Alessandro Cattaneo, Loris Copa and Francesco Holecz; 
  • Conclusions, by: Rosario Sanchez.

TOPIC 4: Governance of TBAs: Strengthening cooperation

  • Introduction, by: Stefano Burchi
  • Conjunctive Management of Water Resources and Governance of Transboundary Aquifers of Iullemeden-Taoudeni / Tanezrouft (ITTAS) (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria), by: Abdel Kader Dodo, Mohamed Baba Sy, and Joël Tossou;
  • Characterizing Legal Implications for the Use of Transboundary Aquifers, by: Gabriel Eckstein; 
  • The Role of ‘Convergence’ in Clarifying the Boundaries of International Law on Transboundary Aquifers, by: Owen McIntyre; 
  • Transboundary Groundwater in International Law, by: Elena Quadri;
  • A 30 Year Evaluation of JA-NSAS as a Pioneer Regional Organization for the Management of Transboundary Aquifers, by: Omar Salem, Abdalraheem Huwaysh and Al Mahdi Megrbi;
  • Governance of the Guarani Aquifer: Creating a Commission, by: Catherine Tinker;
  • Transboundary Groundwater and Aquifer Governance in the Context of Transfrontier Conservation Areas - An Opportunity for Synergy in Southern African, by: Karen G. Villholth, Nyambe Nyambe, Evans Kaseke, Nkobi Moleele, Phera Ramoeli;
  • Collective Aquifer Governance Through Unitization Jakob S. Wiley;
  • Conclusions, by: by Stefano Burchi.

TOPIC 5: Education, capacity development and raising awareness

  • Conclusions, by: Kevin Peterson