These are links to the peer reviewed publications related to USA/Mexico water
Oct 31, 2010
Environmental issues and the management of natural resources have become a significantelement of the binational relationship between Mexico and the United States during the lastthree decades. The environmental challenges now shaping the bilateral agenda for environmentalcooperation ar e formidable and their address engagesa rich and diverse set of institutions andstakeholders at multiple levels of government across the international boundary.
Oct 6, 2010
Christopher J. Eastoea, William R. Hutchisonb, Barry J. Hibbsc, John Hawleyd, James F. Hogan
Detailed sets of tracer data (isotopes, salinity) and the results of MODFLOW modeling of water budgetsprovide an unprecedented opportunity for comparing modeling with field data in the area where the RioGrande enters the Hueco Bolson basin of Texas and Chihuahua. Water from the Rio Grande has rechargedthe Hueco Bolson aquifer to a depth of 300 m below the surface in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez area, thedepth of infiltration corresponding to the depth of ancestral Rio Grande fluvial sediments. Groundwaterbeneath the river exhibits complex isotope and salinity stratification. Post-dam (post –1916, type A) riverwater has infiltrated to depths up to 80 m. Pre-dam (type B) river water has infiltrated to 300 m depthnear downtown El Paso, and has mixed with, or been displaced further downstream by high-salinitynative Hueco Bolson groundwater (type C, present in the basin north of the river). Salinity and isotopeboundaries do not correspond precisely. Isotope stratification corresponds to water residence time and(for type C) to degree of evaporation; the highest salinities are associated with the most evaporatedwater. Modeling of water budgets in the basin fill beneath the river predicts present-day mixing of watertypes B and C where changing rates of pumping have caused a reversal of groundwater flow directionbetween El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, and deep recharge of type B water under conditions prevailing inthe 1960s.
Sep 15, 2010
Margaret Wilder, Christopher A. Scott, Nicola ́s Pineda Pablos, Robert G. Varady, Gregg M. Garfin, and Jamie McEvoy
The spatial and human dimensions of climate change are brought into relief at international borders where climate change poses particular challenges. This article explores “double exposure” to climatic and globalization processes for the U.S.–Mexico border region, where rapid urbanization, industrialization, and agricultural intensification result in vulnerability to water scarcity as the primary climate change concern.
Jan 4, 2010
Anita Milman, Christopher A Scott
As resilience on groundwater increases, the impact of groundwater-intensive use in internationally shared aquifers threatens not only to create negative environmental and economic externalities, but also to generate tension between neighboring nations.
Jan 1, 2010
Valdes, J.B., and Maddock, T., III, 2010, Conjunctive water management in the US Southwest, in Schneier-Madanes, G., and Courel, M.-F., eds., Water and sustainability in arid regions—Bridging the gap between physical and social sciences: Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer, p. 221–244,
Nov 30, 2008
Mar 12, 2008
Christopher Daly Michael Halbleib Joseph I. Smith Wayne P. Gibson Matthew K. Doggett George H. Taylor Jan Curtis Phillip P. Pasteris
Spatial climate data sets of 1971–2000 mean monthly precipitation and minimum and maximum temperature were developed for the conterminous United States. These 30‐arcsec (∼800‐m) grids are the official spatial climate data sets of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ..
Jan 1, 2008
The increasing demand for water as a consequence of population increase, socio-economic growth, and climate variations together with the deterioration in water quality from various pollution sources has resulted in upgrading the role and importance of transboundary waters including transboundary aquifer resources.
Jun 8, 2007
Hanson, R.T. and Dettinger, M.D., 2005
Hanson, R.T. and Dettinger, M.D., 2005, Ground-water/Surface-water responses to Global Climate Simulations, Santa Clara-Calleguas Basin, Ventura County, California, 1950-93: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No.3, pp. 517 – 536
Aug 12, 2006
Hanson, R.T., Dettinger, M.D., and Newhouse, M.W., 2006, Relations between climate variability and hydrologic time series from four alluvial basins across the southwestern United States: Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 1122-1146, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-006-0067-7
May 1, 2006
When the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses in 1997, it took a decisive step in recognizing the important role that transboundary groundwater resources play in human progress and development.
Nov 30, 2005
This article contends that local water practices are a fundamental element of border water politics.
Jan 31, 2005
Hoy, el modelo de crecimiento económico de los países desarro- llados está provocando patrones insostenibles de contaminación. Dentro de los principales problemas derivados de la relación indus- trialización, consumo, recursos naturales y medio ambiente, existe el que tiene que ver con la escasez de agua potable derivada de la interrupción del ciclo vital del agua y de la desigual distribución de la riqueza….
Jul 31, 2004
Dickinson, J.E., Hanson, R.T., Ferré, T.P.A., Leake, S.A., 2004, Inferring time-varying recharge from inverse analysis of long-term water levels: Water Resources Research, Vol. 40, No. 7, W07403, 15p
Hanson, R.T. Newhouse, M.W., and Dettinger, M.D., 2004, A methodology to assess relations between climate variability and variations in hydrologic time series in the Southwestern United States: Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 287, Nos. 1-4, pp. 253-270.,
Jul 30, 2004
Schmid, W., 2004, A farm package for MODFLOW-2000—Simulation of irrigation demand and conjunctively managed surface-water and ground-water supply: Tucson, Ariz., The University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation, 278 p
Jul 31, 2001
haring transboundary groundwater remains one of the most pressing and difficult issues in Mexico-U.S. relationsdespite Minute 4 of he International Boundary and Water Commission, signed in 1973 which acknowledges the need to develop a comprehensive groundwater agreement or the borderregion
The border region of Baja California in Mexico and California inthe United States is a biologically diverse and unique landscape thatforms a portion of one of the world’s global biodiversity hotspots
Jul 31, 1993
– Hamilton, Susan Lynne, Maddock, Thomas III – 1993
Hamilton, S.L., and Maddock, T., III, 1993, Application of a ground-water flow model to the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texas: Tucson, Ariz., University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, no. 93–020, variously paginated