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Got a minute for the future of the Rio Grande? Considering the prospects for a sustainability minute in the wake of the Colorado’s Minute 323

Regina M. Buono

Got a minute for the future of the Rio Grande? Considering the prospects for a sustainability minute in the wake of the Colorado’s Minute 323.

By Regina M. Buono, Jill Baggerman and Lindsay C. Sansom

Although the U.S. and Mexico have continued to develop cooperative strategies to manage shared water resources, the Rio Grande River has yet to see needed improvements. In this paper, the authors consider U.S.-Mexico agreements governing the Colorado River, examine the potential for a similar treaty for the Rio Grande River, and offer recommendations to improve stakeholder engagement, binational cooperation and sustainability in that basin.

Read in Water International (subscription required).