Peer Reviewed Publications (2021)

These are links to the peer reviewed publications related to USA/Mexico water


Managing the Cascading Risks of Droughts: Institutional Adaptation in Transboundary River Basins

AGU – 2021

Can upstream adaptation decisions in a catchment increase the impact of droughts on downstream regions?

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The abundance and characteristics of microplastics in surface water in the transboundary Ganges River

Elsevier – 2021

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Future upstream water consumption and its impact on downstream availability in the transboundary Indus basin

EGU – 2021

Wouter J. Smolenaars, Sanita Dhaubanjar, Muhammad K. Jamil, Arthur Lutz, Walter Immerzeel, Fulco Ludwig, and Hester Biemans

Are you interested in the assessment of climate change and human activities on transboundary basins? Take a look at this study on Indus basins!

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Evaluation of Transboundary Water Resource Development in Mekong River Basin: The Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process in the Context of Water Cooperation

Lan, N. (2021) Evaluation of Transboundary Water Resource Development in Mekong River Basin: The Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process in the Context of Water Cooperation. Journal of Water Resource and Protection13, 498-537. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2021.137029.

Mekong River is one of the major international freshwater sources in the world. The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) comprised of four downstream countries, including Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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A River of Change – The Rio Grande in the Big Bed Region

USGS – 2021

David Dean, Katherine Jacques, Kimber Petersen, Jojo Mangano

The Big Bend region is located within the heart of the Chihuahan Desert of North America. Within this region, the Rio Grande, referred to as the Rio Bravo in Mexico, is the international border between the United States and Mexico. The area known as the Big Bend is named after the large northerly bend that the river makes before flowing southeast to the Gulf
of Mexico. This region is environmentally protected by both countries.

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Operational planning of WEF infrastructure: quantifying the value of information sharing and cooperation in the Eastern Nile basin

Jeroen Verhagen, Pieter van der Zaag and Edo Abraham – 2021

Integrating the planning of a multi-reservoir system in nexus with agricultural and electricity infrastructure could alleviate security concerns for these resources in regions where demand is growing while water and land scarcity are exacerbated by climate change and anthropogenic pressures. …

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Agricultural Effects on Streams and Rivers: A Western USA Focus

Robert M. Hughes andRobert L. Vadas, Jr. – 2021

Don’t miss this interesting study about the agricultural effects on streams and rivers in the USA.

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Is the ecosystem approach effective in transboundary water systems: Central Asia as a case study?

Lei Xie, Imad Antoine Ibrahim 2021

In the context of international environmental law and International Water Law (IWL), the Ecosystem Approach (EA) has become a source of heated debate. In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the negative impacts that human activities have on freshwater ecosystems. Accordingly, the protection of such ecosystems has been identified as integral to ensuring the good governance of water resources. This article reviews key areas of research around the conceptualization and application of EA.

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Evolving together: transboundary water governance in the Colorado River Basin

Mariana Rivera-Torres & Andrea K. Gerlak (2021) Evolving together: transboundary water governance in the Colorado River Basin, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, DOI: 

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Lesson learning in the Colorado River Basin

Mariana Rivera-Torres, Andrea K. Gerlak & Katharine L. Jacobs (2021) Lesson learning in the Colorado River Basin, Water International, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2021.1913782

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Groundwater Origin and Dynamics on the Eastern Flank of the Colorado River Delta, Mexico

Hector A. Zamora ,Christopher J. Eastoe ,OrcID,Jennifer C. McIntosh  and Karl W. Flessa – 2021

Don’t miss this interesting research about the groundwater Origin and Dynamics on the Eastern Flank of the Colorado River Delta. Spoiler, some regions exhibited significantly lower rate than what is being withdrawn…

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A Review of Climate Change Impacts on the USA-Mexico Transboundary Santa Cruz River Basin

Eylon Shamir,Elia M. Tapia-Villaseñor,Mary-Belle Cruz-Ayala andSharon B. Megdal

Learn about how climate change is affecting the hydrological patterns of the transboundary Santa Cruz River Basin. Follow the full text in the link below

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Quantifying Cooperation Benefits for New Dams in Transboundary Water Systems Without Formal Operating Rules

Jose M. Gonzalez1, Evgenii S. Matrosov1, Emmanuel Obuobie2, Marloes Mul3, Laetitia Pettinotti4, Solomon H. Gebrechorkos5, Justin Sheffield5, Andrea Bottacin-Busolin1, James Dalton6, D. Mark Smith7 and Julien J. Harou1,8 – 2021

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Rich water, poor people: Potential for transboundary flood management between Nepal and India

Nishikant Gupta, Santosh Dahal, Anil Kumar, Chandan Kumar, Mukul Kumar, Anil Maharjan, Dinesh Mishra, Abinash Mohanty, Allwyn Navaraj, Sanjay Pandey, Anjal Prakash, Eklavya Prasad, Kanchan Shrestha, Mandira Singh Shrestha, Rajan Subedi, Toya Subedi, Rakesh Tiwary, Ramesh Tuladhar, Aparna Unni,

There has been an increase in the frequency and intensity of floods in the region straddling Nepal and northern Bihar. Stricken by acute poverty despite being rich in water resources, frequent floods, and shared vulnerabilities across borders, is a grave concern for the communities in the region. This hazard adversely impacts the lives and livelihoods of millions of people especially the poor and marginalised who draw their livelihood from the immediate environment…

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