U.S.-Mexico Borderland Water Conflicts and Institutional Change: A Commentary

Posted: 18 Apr 2001

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Vivienne Bennett

California State University, San Marcos

Lawrence Herzog

San Diego State University - School of Public Administration & Urban Studies

Abstract

This commentary describes and analyzes important areas of change in the politics of water along the U.S.-Mexico border. First, it focuses on the broader nature of the border region as a way of framing the discussion of water. It then addresses the matter of water policy itself. The commentary provides an overview of recent changes in Mexican water institutions, as well as an overview of new bilateral and trilateral water management agencies and other recent developments in border management. It discusses how each of the three articles in this section of the Journal, "Borderland Water Conflicts and Institutional Change," contributes to thinking about the complexities of water management along the border. The article by Wilder demonstrates the scope and the limitations of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, while the articles by Michel and by Brown and Mumme suggest new organizational frameworks for addressing conflicts over water management along the border.

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Vivienne and Herzog, Lawrence, U.S.-Mexico Borderland Water Conflicts and Institutional Change: A Commentary. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=256564

Vivienne Bennett

California State University, San Marcos ( email )

College of Arts and Sciences
San Marcos, CA 92096
United States
760-750-4190 (Phone)

Lawrence Herzog (Contact Author)

San Diego State University - School of Public Administration & Urban Studies ( email )

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4505
United States
619-594-6964 (Phone)

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