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The Rio Grande/Río Bravo Basin: old disputes in a new century

Via the Global Water Forum, an article on the lingering disputes over the Rio Grande and Río Bravo basin: The Rio Grande River, known in Mexico as the Río Bravo, is one of the principal rivers in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Originating in Colorado in the U.S., the Rio Grande flows over 3,000 […]

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Sinaloa Cartel Is Controlling Water in Drought-Stricken Mexico

Via Vice, an article on how Mexican cartels – as water becomes more scarce and more valuable – have decided to focus on the control and distribution of water: Deep inside a canyon in the mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico—a place that’s accessible only by mule or on foot—locals haven’t seen this river full for over […]

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For Business, Water Scarcity Is Where Climate Change Hits Home

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on the impact of water scarcity on business: One of your columnist’s favourite ways of passing a hot afternoon in Monterrey, three hours south of Mexico’s border with Texas, is with a cold bottle of locally brewed Bohemia beer alongside a plate of cabrito (roast kid). For a business writer, it […]

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Northern Mexico’s Historic Water Shortage

Via the Washington Post, a look at Northern Mexico’s historic water shortage where a lack of rain has combined with mismanagement to cause one of the worst droughts in the northern half of the country: Water has become a sacred commodity in northern Mexico. Reservoirs have been hitting the bottom of their basins. Taps have been running dry […]

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Mexican Drought In Nuevo Leon: A Matter of ‘National Security’

Via Reuters, an article on how Mexico has declared the drought in northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of ‘national security’: Mexico declared the water shortage in the northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of “national security” on Friday as the region, home to Mexico’s industrial capital, has been crippled by a worsening drought […]

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Mexico Declares Drought Emergency

Via Terra Daily, a report on Mexico’s drought crisis: Mexico has declared a drought emergency to enable authorities to take special measures to guarantee water supplies in hard-hit areas. The steps are designed to deal with the effects of a “severe, extreme or exceptional” drought, the national water authority Conagua said in a statement Tuesday. […]

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