SS-48 Two Countries, Nine States: Colorado River Cooperation in a Complex River System
Topic: 4. Water policy and governance Date: 2017-05-31 Time from: 15:30:00 Time to: 17:00:00 Room: Cozumel 5
The Colorado River Basin in the United States and Mexico covers 632,000 square kilometers and provides water to more than 2 million hectares of farmland and more than 40 million residents. After years of water scarcity, diverse interests in the basin reached agreement in 2012 on a 5-year pilot program under the auspices of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, to address the challenges. A panel of scientists and policymakers will explain how that effort has laid the groundwork for a longer-term agreement.