The Texas Water Journal published an article in the Volume 10, Number 1, 2019 issue titled “Transboundary Water Sharing: Risk Perceptions Held by Texas Border Decision Makers” by Lindsay Sansom.
A cross-sectional study was conducted along the Texas-Mexico border to better understand what drives cooperative or conflictual behavior among transboundary stakeholders. The author examines the study results for the transboundary water resource management issues between the Texas-Mexico border. According to the abstract, results revealed that a lack of trust for binational counterparts is correlated with a decrease in willingness to cooperate, and likewise, as trust decreased, perceptions of risk increased. An intervention strategy that could build trust between individuals on both sides of the border could be identified to mitigate individuals’ perceptions of risk.
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