Official Reports (2016-2019)

These are links to Official Reports related to USA/Mexico water

2019

Hydrogeological activities in the Conejos-Medanos/Mesilla Basin Aquifer, Chihuahua, Phase I, Volume I

-International Boundary and Water Commission – 2011

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Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model and Water-Availability Analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

-USGS-2019

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A Basin-Wide Approach to Building Resilient Livelihoods

Transboundary river basins in Southern Africa face a range of social, environmental, climatic and political challenges, all of which impact the resilience of people, ecosystems and economies. A significant proportion of the population’s livelihoods are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which drives the unsustainable use of natural resources and threatens the integrity of river basin systems. In response to this challenge, CRIDF has worked with river basin organisations to apply a scientifically robust, stakeholder-driven process for identifying, prioritising and mobilising finance for portfolios of livelihood projects. This postcard outlines CRIDF’s process working with ZAMCOM in the Zambezi Basin.

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Aguas Transfronterizas

-GONZALO HATCH KURI – 2019

El 40% de las cuencas transfronterizas posee algún tipo de acuerdo en materia de gestión de aguas internacionales… El incremento en la presión sobre el recurso hídrico ha resaltado la necesidad de la gestión estratégica de las aguas transfronterizas…

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2018

Transboundary Groundwater

American Water Resources – 2018

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about Transboundary Groundwater in this number of the Water Resources IMPACT by the AWRAHQ

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Digital hydrologic and geospatial data for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

U.S. Geological Survey – 2018

Ritchie, A.B., Hanson, R.T., Galanter, A.E., Boyce, S.E., Damar, N.A., and Shephard, Z.M., 2018, Digital hydrologic and geospatial data for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico: U.S

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Complexity of Transboundary Water Conflicts: Enabling Conditions for Negotiating Contingent Resolutions

Enamul Choudhury and Shafiqul Islam, Anthem Press, 2018

How can our understanding of the complexity of water disputes enable us to sustainably manage our dwindling water resources? Why does a unified theory of water conflicts, although attractive among academics, remains elusive?

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Words into Action guidelines: Implementation guide for addressing water-related disasters and transboundary cooperation

-United Nations – 2018

Over the past twenty years, there has been a sustained rise and frequency in the number of climate-related disasters such as floods and droughts. A large part of disaster risk is directly or indirectly linked to water. It is estimated that the global average annual loss from disasters will increase from an annual average of US$ 260 billion in 2015 to US$ 414 billion by 2030. This puts at risk economic growth, poverty reduction, peace, and more generally, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Words into Action guidelines: Implementation guide for addressing water-related disasters and transboundary cooperation (1)

UNECE,UNDRR – 2018

This Words into Action guide has been prepared to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin management and transboundary cooperation in DRR, while taking into account climate change adaptation. It provides information on steps that governments in particular at the different levels can take to harness the values of river basin management and transboundary cooperation together with good practices and lessons learned in this field. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in this guide is considered as the implementation of DRR. DRM describes and implements actions that aim to achieve the objectives of reducing risk.

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2017

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Technical Completion Report no. 348, Part II, and Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report

Tillery, S., Sheng, Z., King, J.P., Creel, B., Brown, C., Michelsen, A., Srinivasan, R., and Olivas, A.G., 2009, The development of a coordinated database for water resources and flow model in the Paso Del Norte watershed (phase III): New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Technical Completion Report no. 348, Part II, and Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report 359, Part II, 14 p., accessed September 25, 2017

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Data release of Three-Dimensional Hydrogeologic Framework Model of the Rio Grande Transboundary Region of New Mexico and Texas, USA and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

USGS – 2017

This digital dataset represents the three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework for the Rio Grande Transboundary region of New Mexico, Texas, USA, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework model of the Rio Grande transboundary region of New Mexico and Texas, USA, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico

-USGS 2017

Sweetkind, D.S., 2017, Three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework model of the Rio Grande transboundary region of New Mexico and Texas, USA, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico

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Data release of three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework model of the Rio Grande transboundary region of New Mexico and Texas, USA and northern Chihuahua, Mexico

-USGS 2017

Sweetkind, D.S., Hanson, R.T., Ritchie, A.B., and Hawley, J.W., 2017, Data release of three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework model of the Rio Grande transboundary region of New Mexico and Texas, USA and northern Chihuahua, Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey data release

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Rio Grande operating agreement environmental impact statement

Bureau of Reclamation, 2017

Bureau of Reclamation, 2017, Rio Grande operating agreement environmental impact statement: Bureau of Reclamation, 4 p

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Geophysics- and geochemistry-based assessment of the geochemical characteristics and groundwater-flow system of the U.S. part of the Mesilla Basin/Conejos-Médanos aquifer system in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, and El Paso County, Texas, 2010–12

USGS-2017

Teeple, A.P., 2017, Geophysics- and geochemistry-based assessment of the geochemical characteristics and groundwater-flow system of the U.S. part of the Mesilla Basin/Conejos-Médanos aquifer system in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, and El Paso County, Texas, 2010–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5028, 183 p

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Lower Rio Grande Regional Water Plan

New Mexico Office of the State Engineer – 2017

New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, 2017, Lower Rio Grande Regional Water Plan: New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, 175 p.,

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2016

Hydro-geologic framework of the binational western Hueco Bolson-Paso del Norte area, Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua—Overview and progress report on digital-model development

-New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute – 2016

Hawley, J.W., Kennedy, J.F., Granados-Olivas, A., and Ortiz, M.A., 2009, Hydro-geologic framework of the binational western Hueco Bolson-Paso del Norte area, Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua—Overview and progress report on digital-model development

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Continued Implementation of the 2008 Operating Agreement for the Rio Grande Project, New Mexico and Texas

-U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation – Upper Colorado Region Albuquerque Area Office, Albuquerque – 2016

Ferguson, I.A., and Llewellyn, D., 2015, Simulation of Rio Grande Project Operations in the Rincon and Mesilla Basins: Summary of Model Configuration and Results, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Memorandum No. 86-68210–2015-05, 56p., In Chapter 4 and Appendix C of Final USBR EIS statement, 2016, Continued Implementation of the 2008 Operating Agreement for the Rio Grande Project, New Mexico and Texas, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 582 p.,

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Continued implementation of the 2008 operating agreement for the Rio Grande Project, New Mexico and Texas—Final environmental impact statement: Bureau of Reclamation

Bureau of Reclamation, 2016

Continued implementation of the 2008 operating agreement for the Rio Grande Project, New Mexico and Texas—Final environmental impact statement: Bureau of Reclamation, 582 p., accessed March 21, 2017

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Rio Grande historical mean daily discharge data

International Boundary and Water Commission, 2016Read More Jul 29, 2016

Cross-border waters: USGS, UNESCO, and guidelines for transboundary groundwater management

-USGS – 2016

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Seepage investigation of the Rio Grande from below Leasburg Dam, Leasburg, New Mexico, to above American Dam, El Paso, Texas, 2014

-USGS – 2016

Seepage investigations have been conducted annually by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1988 to 1998 and from 2004 to the present (2014) along a 64-mile reach of the Rio Grande from below Leasburg Dam, Leasburg, New Mexico, to above American Dam, El Paso, Texas, as part of the Mesilla Basin monitoring program. Results of the investigation conducted in 2014 are presented in this report. The 2014 seepage investigation was conducted on February 11, 2014, during the low-flow conditions of the non-irrigation season. During the 2014 investigation, discharge was measured at 23 sites along the main-stem Rio Grande and 19 inflow sites within the study reach. Because of extended drought conditions affecting the basin, many sites along the Rio Grande (17 main-stem and 9 inflow) were observed to be dry in February 2014. Water-quality samples were collected during the seepage investigation at sites with flowing water as part of a long-term monitoring effort in the region.

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Variability of surface-water quantity and quality and shallow groundwater levels and quality within the Rio Grande Project area, New Mexico and Texas, 2009–13

USGS – 2016

Drought conditions during the study period of January 1, 2009, to September 30, 2013, caused a reduction in surface-water releases from water-supply storage infrastructure of the Rio Grande Project, which led to changes in surface-water and groundwater (conjunctive) use in downstream agricultural alluvial valleys. Surface water and groundwater in the agriculturally dominated alluvial Rincon and Mesilla Valleys were investigated in this study to measure the influence of drought and subsequent change in conjunctive water use on quantity and quality of these water resources…

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Transboundary River Basins. Status and Trends

UNEP-2016

Interested in Transboundary River Basins (TRB)? Don’t miss this baseline assessment of 286 TRB, and the most comprehensive assessment of such river basins by the Transboundary Waters Assessment Program

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