Texas Water Resources Institute Senior Research Scientist Rosario Sanchez, Ph.D., recently coauthored a new white paper about U.S.-Mexico border water management. In the paper, the authors lay out proposals to strengthen the ability of the United States International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) to respond to border water management challenges. According to the authors, the paper is contextualized by the USIBWC’s long history and demonstrated capacity for responding and adapting to the region’s changing needs and social, political and environmental conditions.
The paper authors were guided by their "collective understanding that water sustainability, resilience and efficiency along the U.S.-Mexico border are better achieved through cross-border cooperation, local participation and partnership with universities and research institutions," according to the paper.
The paper is divided into three main sections: institutional context, current and emerging water management challenges and opportunities, and institutional and policy requirements needed to achieve water sustainability, resilience and efficiency along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The paper is available to read and download from Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies.