Recent Journal publications of the Water Program
“The Challenges of Managing the Urban Waters of the Americas”
As the Americas become increasingly urbanized,
the challenges of providing water supplies for domestic and industrial
uses continue to multiply in number and difficulty. Similarly,
the problems of collecting, treating, and managing wastewater
grow in magnitude and present their own special challenges to urban
areas throughout the hemisphere. This article provides an overview and summary
of these challenges in the entire American continent and part of the Caribbean
and identifies directions for action to address many of them.
“Water Resources of Nicaragua and COVID-19: Between panic and apathy?”
The severe global problem caused by the appearance
and wide dispersion of the corona virus COVID-19 is
manifested not only as a problem of public health, but
also as an ecological imbalance due to a viral contagion
between species of different organisms where the human
species has been severely affected.
“Eutrophication: A growing problem in the Americas and the Caribbean”
Eutrophication is one of the most prevalent and
widespread environmental problems of inland waters in
the world. Eutrophication is a natural process that slowly
occurs over extended (i.e., geological) time scales; however,
anthropogenic activities in the past century have drastically
increased its rate, scope, and impact.