October 14-15, 2020
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Final Report and Next Steps
-Summary of all presentation, conclusions, and proposals
-Extract of final report for all stakeholders
Press/Social Media Report
-Concrete statements suited for press and social media
US Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference - Day 1 Part 1
Discussion Panel I:
Groundwater depletion and water security in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin vs Colorado River Basin (Moderator: Agustin Breña - IMTA)
Topics/Questions to be addressed by the Panel
Discussion Panel II:
Groundwater and surface water interactions: the case of the Colorado River Basin vs Rio Grande/Bravo Basin (Moderator:Jose Luis Castro -Colef Mty)
Discussion Panel III:
Potential models of transboundary groundwater management (Moderator:Gabriel Eckstein - Texas A&M School of Law)
Topics/Questions to be addressed
Discussion Panel IV:
Transboundary groundwater and the state of current numerical models (Moderator: Alfonso Rivera -Geological Service of Canada)
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United States -Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference
Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges
(to be developed)
A "Calavera" is a Mexican tradition part of the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Death Celebration. It is supposed to be fun and death-related...for more information on this celebration and what a Calavera is, please visit here.
Poetry written for the Day of the Dead are known as literary calaveras, and are intended to humorously criticize the living while reminding them of their mortality. Literary calaveras appeared during the second half of the 19th century, when drawings critical of important politicians began to be published in the press. Living personalities were depicted as skeletons exhibiting recognizable traits, making them easily identifiable. Additionally, drawings of dead personalities often contained text elements providing details of the deaths of various individuals. (source: Wikipedia)
A note from the Author:
My poem is meant to tell the story of groundwater that starts out in clouds and hides underground from scientists looking for it. It then waters flowers and encounters skeletons. As the skeletons dissolve, they join the water dance. Aquabailes is meant to be both the water in its flow path, and a character in the story. The skeletons are meant to be both hydroxyapatite, and characters in the story. Similarly, the flowers are meant to represent evapotranspiration, and be characters in the story. Poetically, two lines end in "os", then two lines end in "es" and then two lines end in "os." The last line mirrors the first line.