U.S.-Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments

Description:

This report is a primer on U.S. and Mexican water-sharing topics. It focuses on surface water quantity sharing and recent developments, including drought conditions. Due to Mexico's recent below-target deliveries of Rio Grande water to the United States, particular attention is given to the status, underlying causes, and responses to the Rio Grande water debt. This report describes: legal obligations and processes under the 1944 Water Treaty; drought conditions from 2010 to 2013; water sharing and developments in the Colorado River Basin; water sharing in the Rio Grande Basin and Mexico's water debt; and stakeholder, diplomatic, and legislative responses to Mexico's Rio Grande water debt.

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Location(s): Mexico
Creation Date: November 19, 2013
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Carter, Nicole T.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

Creator (Author):
Seelke, Clare Ribando

Specialist in Latin American Affairs

Creator (Author):
Shedd, Daniel T.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: November 19, 2013
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Place
Mexico
Description:

This report is a primer on U.S. and Mexican water-sharing topics. It focuses on surface water quantity sharing and recent developments, including drought conditions. Due to Mexico's recent below-target deliveries of Rio Grande water to the United States, particular attention is given to the status, underlying causes, and responses to the Rio Grande water debt. This report describes: legal obligations and processes under the 1944 Water Treaty; drought conditions from 2010 to 2013; water sharing and developments in the Colorado River Basin; water sharing in the Rio Grande Basin and Mexico's water debt; and stakeholder, diplomatic, and legislative responses to Mexico's Rio Grande water debt.

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20 pages.

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Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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