Transboundary Water Resources: Environmental Governance, USA-Mexico

The project will develop comparative approaches to transboundary water resources environmental governance along the United States and Mexico border, with case studies of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo Basin and the Colorado River Basin

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 The project will compare institutional and organizational regional arrangements for transboundary river governance and environmental practices between the United States and Mexico, and includes case studies of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo Basin and the Colorado River Basin.

The objectives of this research are to:

  • Analyze the role of binational water regime and its adaptation mechanisms in different transboundary settings 
  • Address stakeholders' involvement at local level, as well as vertical and horizontal cooperation structures 
  • Define a qualitative methodology to evaluate and compare different scenarios of transboundary water resources environmental governance 
  • Assess water management for the transboundary basins and formulate recommendations to enhance and optimize current environmental governance.

Project partners

  • University of California, Davis, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
  • New Mexico State University (NMSU), Department of Geography
  • Université Laval, Geography Department and Political Sciences Department

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