The project will develop comparative approaches to transboundary water resources environmental governance along the United States and Mexico border, with case studies of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo Basin and the Colorado River Basin
The project will compare institutional and organizational regional arrangements for transboundary river governance and environmental practices between the United States and Mexico, and includes case studies of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo Basin and the Colorado River Basin.
The objectives of this research are to:
- Analyze the role of binational water regime and its adaptation mechanisms in different transboundary settings
- Address stakeholders' involvement at local level, as well as vertical and horizontal cooperation structures
- Define a qualitative methodology to evaluate and compare different scenarios of transboundary water resources environmental governance
- Assess water management for the transboundary basins and formulate recommendations to enhance and optimize current environmental governance.
- University of California, Davis, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
- New Mexico State University (NMSU), Department of Geography
- Université Laval, Geography Department and Political Sciences Department