Facts and Myth busters (2020)

2020

The Rio Grande and the 1944 Treaty Part 1

by Sam Sandoval

1. Is there a fixed annual amount of water deliveries from Mexico to the United States?

References:

IBWC – International Bounday and Water Commission (1944). Treaty for the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande. International Boundary and Water Commission, Washington.

Orive Alba, Adolfo (1945) Informe Técnico Sobre el Tratado International de Aguas. Irrigación en Mexico:24-82

2. The treaty of 1944 is inequitable and only benefits one country?

References:

Sandoval Solis, Samuel. (2011). Water Planning and Management for Large Scale River Basins. Case of study: Rio Grande/Rio Bravo transboundary basin. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Enriquez Coyro, Ernesto (1976) El Tratado entre México y los Estados Unidos de América sobre Ríos Internacionales. Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

3. The environment was not consider in the treaty of 1944?

Reference:

IBWC – International Bounday and Water Commission (1944). Treaty for the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande. International Boundary and Water Commission, Washington.

4. Mexico receives water from the Colorado river because it delivers water in the Rio Grande?

References:

Enriquez Coyro, Ernesto (1976) El Tratado entre México y los Estados Unidos de América sobre Ríos Internacionales. Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Orive Alba, Adolfo (1945) Informe Técnico Sobre el Tratado International de Aguas. Irrigación en Mexico:24-82

5. Water wise, Mexico and the U.S. depend from each other?

Reference:

Sandoval Solis, Samuel. (2011). Water Planning and Management for Large Scale River Basins. Case of study: Rio Grande/Rio Bravo transboundary basin. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

6. Is there a strategy to meet the treaty obligations?

References:

Sandoval Solis, Samuel. (2011). Water Planning and Management for Large Scale River Basins. Case of study: Rio Grande/Rio Bravo transboundary basin. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Sandoval-Solis, S. (2010). Beyond the limit, along the border. Final Report. Water Management Research Group. University of California, Davis. Davis, California.

Orive Alba, Adolfo (1945) Informe Técnico Sobre el Tratado International de Aguas. Irrigación en Mexico:24-82

7. The water allocation in the treaty only benefits one country?

References:

Enriquez Coyro, Ernesto. (1976) El Tratado entre México y los Estados Unidos de América sobre Ríos Internacionales. Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Orive Alba, Adolfo (1945) Informe Técnico Sobre el Tratado International de Aguas. Irrigación en Mexico:24-82

8. The treaty should be the priority water management objective?

References:

Sandoval Solis, Samuel. (2011). Water Planning and Management for Large Scale River Basins. Case of study: Rio Grande/Rio Bravo transboundary basin. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Sandoval-Solis, S. and McKinney, D.C. (2011). Risk Analysis of the 1944 between the United States and Mexico for the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin.  EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Palm Springs, CA, May 2011

9. Is the Rio Conchos the most important river for the treaty?

Reference:

Sandoval Solis, Samuel. (2011). Water Planning and Management for Large Scale River Basins. Case of study: Rio Grande/Rio Bravo transboundary basin. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

10. The agricultural sector is the one that hurts the most the Rio Grande?

Reference:

Sandoval Solis, Samuel. (2011). Water Planning and Management for Large Scale River Basins. Case of study: Rio Grande/Rio Bravo transboundary basin. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

11. Can the reservoirs help to meet the treaty?

References:

Orive Alba, Adolfo (1945) Informe Técnico Sobre el Tratado International de Aguas. Irrigación en Mexico:24-82

Cravioto, E.G. (1946). Runoff of the Rio Conchos at Ojinaga under present and future conditions. Comision Internacional de Limites y Aguas. Report

Cravioto, Eduardo. (1946). Hydrologic study of the Rio Grande. Contributions of Mexican tributaries under present and future conditions. Comision Internacional de Limites y Aguas . Reporte