These are links to the peer reviewed publications related to USA/Mexico water
Debora VanNijnatten Carolyn Johns
Scholars from diverse fields of inquiry agree on the need to redesign institutions for governance of complex transboundary water systems to become more ‘adaptive’, and they assume that this will lead to a ‘desired end state.’ However, the exact features of the desired end state are often not clearly delineated, and the relationship between attributes of adaptive governance and the desired end state is difficult to empirically assess.
New paper published in TxWaterJournal where the authors used a method for estimating the limits of groundwater recoverability that accounts for some of the physical and economic constraints upon yields in aquifers from Texas
Data exchange in transboundary waters is fundamental to advance cooperative water management. Nonetheless, the degree to which data are shared is not well understood. To gauge this degree, an assessment framework was developed and applied in 25 international river basins. The framework captures the degree to which a set of data parameters is exchanged among countries. A reasonable proportion of surveyed basins exchange some data, but the breadth of such exchange is often limited, and not regular. This paper highlights where data exchange can be improved and provides guidance on how indicators used in global assessment frameworks can motivate this improvement.
Ana Maria Daza‐Clark
The study of the intersection between international investment law and international water law is not new. However, this intersection may be better understood through the analysis of specific case studies, regions and/or economic sectors.
-Saúl Arciniega-Esparza, Antonio Hernández-Espriú, J. Agustín Breña-Naranjo, Michael H. Young & Adrián Pedrozo-Acuña
The increasing trend on water use for hydraulic fracturing (HF) in multiple plays across the U.S. has raised the need to improve the HF water management model. Such approaches require good-quality datasets, particularly in water-stressed regions.
-Debora VanNijnattena, Carolyn Johns
-Yared Gari , Paul Block, Getachew Assefa, Muluneh Mekonnen, and Seifu A. Tilahun
During centuries, East African riparian countries have debated sharing Nile River water. In this study, authors identified and evaluated appropriate indicators that best describe reasonable and equitable allocation of water to each country
– Debora VanNijnatten, Carolyn Johns
Scholars from diverse fields of inquiry agree on the need to redesign institutions for governance of complex transboundary water systems to become more ‘adaptive’, and they assume that this will lead to a ‘desired end state.’ However, the exact features of the desired end state are often not clearly delineated, and the relationship between attributes of adaptive governance and the desired end state is difficult to empirically assess…
Patricia Wouters, Sergei Vinogradov
Can international law improve transboundary water practice? this study in China explores the possible elements of a reconceptualized approach to international freshwater management. Read more here
-Alessia Kachadourian-Marras1, Margarita M. Alconada-Magliano2, JoséJoel Carrillo-Rivera3,Edgar Mendoza1, Felipe Herrerías-Azcue1and Rodolfo Silva
The dynamics of the underground part of the water cycle greatly influence the featuresand characteristics of the Earth’s surface. Using Tóth’s theory of groundwater flow systems, surfaceindicators in Mexico were analyzed to understand the systemic connection between groundwater andthe geological framework, relief, soil, water bodies, vegetation, and climate. Recharge and dischargezones of regional groundwater flow systems were identified from evidence on the ground surface.
–Cruz Ayala, M.B. and Megdal, S.B.
In Mexico, one hundred of the 188 most important aquifers dedicated to agriculture andhuman consumption are over-exploited and 32 are affected by seawater intrusion in coastal areas…
Cruz Ayala, M.B. and Megdal, S.B. (2020) An overview of Managed Aquifer Recharge in Mexico and its legal framework, Water, Special Issue on Managed Aquifer Recharge for Water Resilience Vol 12(2), p. 474, 23 pp.
Ameneh Mianabadi, Kamran Davary, Hojjat Mianabadi & Poolad Karimi
Despite signing a bilateral water treaty in 1973, water utilization in the Hirmand River Basin (HRB) has been a source of dispute between Iran and Afghanistan for many decades. While Iran accuses Afghanistan of depriving it of the Hirmand water due to dam construction in the upper basin, Afghanistan assures that it enforces the treaty. An evident reduction of the Hirmand River flow to Iran in recent years is fully attributed by Afghanistan to a reduction in precipitation in the basin.
-Udisha Saklani, Padmendra Shrestha, Aditi Mukherji, Christopher Scott
See how hydro-energy cooperation has emerged with governments increasingly shifting from bilateral to multilateral energy-sharing agreements, enhancing the potential for regional transboundary water governance.
-Yu Liu, Ping Wang, Hongwei Ruan, Tianya Wang, Jingjie Yu, Yanpei Cheng
Aquifers don’t follow political borders, then, how to manage the transboundary groundwater? In this paper, authors explain how to develop strategies to enhance the protection strengthening international cooperation on transboundary aquifers in Central Asia
The Earth’s climate is changing, affecting society mainly through hydrological changes; floods, droughts, and impaired water quality. Improved water management, specifically water governance, is needed to cope with these changes, especially in transboundary basins…
– Robert G Varady, Tamee R Albrecht, Andrea k Gerlak, Margaret O Wilder, Brian M Mayer, Adriana Zuniga-Teran, Kacy C Ernst and Maria Carmen Lemos
Societies across the globe strive to achieve water security – that is, assure to sufficient water of acceptable quiality for humans and the environment for changing, sustainable societies and ecosystems…Read More
Interested in exploring the role of power and its interplay between actors in transboundary water diplomacy?
-MArk Morlye, Dragon Savic
Optimisation tools are a practical solution to problems involving the complex and interdependent constituents of water resource systems and offer the opportunity to engage with practitioners as an integral part of the optimisation process…
-Rob Collins, David Johnson, Damian Crilly, Arlin Rickard, Luke Neal, Ali Morse, Michelle Walker, Rosie Lear, Clare Deasy, Nick Paling, Sarah Anderton, Chris Ryder, Peter Bide, Ashley Holt
Since 2013 England implemented the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to drive collaborative water management, now almost 106 river catchments work with cross-sector partner organizations… read more here
This policy brief discussion the conflicts and cooperation in the Brahmaputra river basin in South Asia. It draws from the experience of the Brahmaputra Dialogue, an informal dialogue process between the four riparian countries.
-Stephen P. Mumme
The 1944 US-Mex Water Treaty is the most important bilateral agreement on water resources between the two countries, read here how this is related with other shared environmental agreements to binational environment management?
-ROSARIO SANCHEZ AND JOHN TRACY
Groundwater is the most extracted natural resource in the planet and it provides around 45% of human freshwater needs (Eckstein 2017). Yet, the understanding and comprehension of our dependence on groundwater and its interactions with natural and human systems, is as limited and superficial as the existent — or nonexistent — regulatory and management systems in place.Read More Jun 5, 2020
-R.G. Smith, S. Majumdar
Land subsidence caused by groundwater extraction has numerous negative consequences and represents a challenge to measure and evaluate. In this paper, the authors applied machine learning to predict subsidence in California state.
-Ryan E. Emanuel, David E. Wilkins
Indigenous peoples worldwide face barriers to participation in water governance, which includes planning and permitting of infrastructure that may affect water in their territories. In the United States, the extent to which Indigenous voices are heard—let alone incorporated into decision-making—depends heavily on whether or not Native nations are recognized by the federal government. In the southeastern United States, non-federally recognized Indigenous peoples continue to occupy their homelands along rivers, floodplains, and wetlands
–Hafsa Ahmed Munia , Joseph H. A. Guillaume , Yoshihide Wada , Ted Veldkamp , Vili Virkki , Matti Kummu
Managing local demand is a key strategy to alleviate near future water stress on transboundary river basins
-Margaret Wilder, Robert Varady, Andrea Gerlak, Stephan Mumme, Karl Flessa, Adriana Zuniga-Teran, Chrsitopher Scott, Nicolas Pineda Pablos, Sharon Megdal
The United States and Mexico have engaged in hydrodiplomacy—a practice of transboundary water management that blends water diplomacy and science diplomacy–for more than 75 years, since the adoption of the Treaty of 1944 and the creation of the International Boundary and Water Commission. We examine six major turning points in U.S.-Mexico hydrodiplomacy to ascertain the key factors in the region’s history of resolvingtransboundary water issues…
The Arab region is considered to be one of the world’s poorest regions in terms of water availability and has been also described as the most likely to suffer from this crisis on a global level.
This policy brief discusses the conflicts and cooperation in the Brahmaputra river basin in South Asia.
–Laura Rodriguez, Rosario Sanchez, Hongbin Zhan, Peter S.K. Knappett
The Allende-Piedras Negras (APN) is one of the most important #transboundary #aquifer between Mex-USA. See in this paper a numerical apporach of the transboundary nature of the APN
-Harlan Koff, Carmen Maganda, Edith Kauffer
-Rosario Sanchez, Laura Rodriguez, Cecilla Tortajada
Effective transboundary aquifer areas is a method that identifies the area of priority in the aquifer using pumping patterns or hot spots, offering a more effective, local and practical management option at the transboundary level…
-Isabela Battistello Esindola, Wagner Costa Ribeiro
This article details the case of the La Plata basin, a transboundary basin shared between Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. By addressing some cases of disputes between local and state actors in the La Plata basin, we show that even with an institutional framework for cooperation and transboundary water management, conflicts and tension might remain between riparian states.
-Rosario Sanchez, Gabriel Eckstein
The majority of stakeholders prefer a short‐term local or regional arrangements over long-term binational agreement for assuring the transboundary groundwater resources… water quality is the main driver of transboundary cooperation efforts…
-Jack Friedman, Jennifer Koch, Sophie Plassin, Stephanie Paladino
Integrative research on water resources requires a wide range of socio-environmental datasets to better understand human-water interactions and inform decision-making. However, in transboundary watersheds, integrating cross-disciplinary and multinational datasets is a daunting task due to the disparity of data sources and the inconsistencies in data format, content, resolution, and language.
-Elco Luijendijk, Tom Gleeson, Nils Moosdorf
Fresh groundwater discharge volume to world’s oceans is insignificant, however, plays an important role for estuaries…
-Richard Grunward, Wenling Wang, Yan Feng
The Mekong River comprises six riparian states and supports the livelihood of more than 65 million people. Although the rapid joint river development enlarges the pie of benefits, it also deepens existing conflict of interests and motivating downstream countries to use more power to get better control over shared waters. The purpose of the article is to operationalize a new Transboundary Water Interaction Nexus (TWINS) and interpret interchange of cooperation and conflict between Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam about the Xayaburi hydropower dam in the last 19 years (2000–2019)
-Leandra Merz, Di Yang, Vanessa Hull
The metacoupling framework explores the relationships between coupled human and natural systems that are nested within multiple different scales, such apporach inform more holistic management of transboundary watersheds…
-Oliver Fritsch, David Benson
A catchment-based management approach, the participation of stakeholders and the wider public, an equitable allocation of water resources, full-cost pricing are key elements for Integrated Water Resources Management…