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Mexico Facing ‘Water Zero’

Via AZ Big Media, a report on Mexico’s water crisis: Mexico is one of a growing list of countries deemed most at risk of hitting “Day Zero” when they no longer have enough water to meet citizen needs, according to a new report by global research organization, World Resources Institute (WRI). The nonprofit institute categorized […]

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Global Cities Facing Water Risks

Via IWA’s The Source, an interesting look at some of the water challenges facing several of the world’s most at-risk cities: Water visions precede action. Yet it’s easy to offer “building blocks” to plan “sustainable urban water systems” that inform and govern “resilient and liveable cities.” What’s hard is showing how and where to implement […]

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US, Mexico Reach Deal To Conserve Colorado River Water

Via Associated Press, a report on a new agreement between the United States and Mexico to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River: The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages […]

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U.S. And Mexico Agree To Share A Shrinking Colorado River

Via the High Country News, a report on how the two nations are poised to sign an updated water pact to deal with drought: On a sunny March morning in 2014, dam operators lifted a gate on the Morelos Dam on the Colorado River, at the U.S.-Mexico border. Water gushed toward the river’s dry delta at […]

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U.S. and Mexico Finalizing Colorado River Water-Sharing Deal

Via USA Today, a report on progress between the U.S. and Mexico on a new Colorado River water sharing agreement: The U.S. and Mexican governments may be sharply at odds on President Trump’s plan for a border wall, but when it comes to water – and the potential for a major shortage along the Colorado River […]

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Two Nations, One Aquifer

Via the Albuquerque Journal, an article on U.S. and Mexican management of the Mesilla Bolson aquifer: Deep underground, beneath the 18-foot steel wall that divides parts of the U.S. and Mexico border, the aquifer upon which both sides depend pays the barrier no mind. The water is there for the taking, first come, first served. […]

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