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Shared Water Challenges: Seeking Collaborative Solutions for the U.S. and Mexico

Decision Center for a Desert City

Ted Bohn

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Decision Center for a Desert City

Hallie Eakin

  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainability

Nicole Klobas

  • Deputy Legal Counsel, Arizona Department of Water Resource

Francisco Zamora

  • Director, Colorado River Delta Program, Sonoran Institute

Ray Quay

  • Moderator and Research Professional, Decision Center for a Desert City


Agreements and Partnerships for Sustainable Water Use

From the Colorado River Delta to Mexico City, water challenges shared by the U.S. and Mexico have resulted in collaboration and research to find solutions.

Panelists will discuss the current state of water management in Mexico’s large urban areas, agreements and partnerships between the U.S. and Mexico, the history of water shortage, and what is planned and anticipated for the future given the prolonged drought and effects of climate change in the Colorado River Basin.

In addition, panelists will explore:

- Mexico City reducing vulnerability under climate change from increased flooding, chronic water scarcity, and associated health outcomes.

- Restoring the Colorado River Delta in Mexico under conditions of drought and climate change.

- Efforts such as Minute 319, to work with Mexico as a partner in the lower basin shortage sharing to address the impact of long-term drought on the flows of the Colorado River.

- Expanding agriculture in Mexico and its impacts on water and climate.

Join the conversation!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.