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The 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty

Stephen Mumme

The 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty.

A 1944 U.S.-Mexico water treaty still in effect is one of the world’s finest examples of binational cooperation in managing shared transboundary water resources. The author explains why, concluding that such an agreement could not be reached in today's political climate.