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Minute 319: a cooperative approach to Mexico–US hydro-relations on the Colorado River

  Regina M. Buono(a)   and Gabriel Eckstein(b) a)Department of Geography, King’s College London, UK; formerly McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore,Austin, Texas, USA; b)International Water Resources Association; International Water Law Project, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, USA (Received 11 July 2013; accepted 18 March 2014)Water International, 2014 Vol. 39, No. 3, 263–276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2014.90687 Minute 319 is the most recent amendment to the 1944 treaty governing the Colorado River, shared between Mexico and the United States. The amendment was adopted, in part, as a continuing response to the 2010 Mexicali earthquake, which severely damaged Mexican irrigation infrastructure, as well as ongoing objectives to address dwindling water supplies in the basin. By implementing measures to share both shortages and surpluses, and by facilitating long-term collaborative efforts that engen- der interdependencies, the amendment commits the parties to cooperate and may serve as a model for other regions sharing limited transboundary freshwater resources. Keywords: water governance; international; transboundary river; cooperation;Colorado River; United States-Mexico   For full article please click on Minute 319 a cooperative approach to Mexico US hydro relations on the Colorado River
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