Archive for the ‘Mexico’ Category

Tensions Rise in the Rio Grande Basin as Mexico Lags in Water Deliveries to the U.S.

Via Inside Climate News, a look at rising tensions in the Rio Grande basin where – in 2020 – rebellious Mexican farmers occupied a dam in parched Chihuahua state to prevent the federal government from sending its reservoir water to Texas under a 1944 treaty: By late August, the usual monsoon rains had scarcely materialized […]

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Ancient Maya Reservoirs Offer Lessons for Today’s Water Crises

Via, an article that uses analysis of Mayan history to demonstrate the inextricable linkage between clean water and political power: Lidar map of Tikal highlighting some of its reservoirs. Credit: (Image adapted Tankersley et al. 2020). Lidar-derived hillshade image created by Francisco Estrada-Belli of the PAQUNAM LiDAR Initiative. Used with permission. Graphic modified by […]

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Squeezing Communities Dry: Water Grabbing By The Global Food Industry

Via GRAIN, a look at how pension fund managers, private equity firms and other financial players are moving aggressively to snatch up lands around the world with access to water for irrigation. Their strategy is to pump as much water as they can and as fast as they can into the production of crops, like […]

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Groundwater: Transboundary Aquifers Between U.S. and Mexico

Via the Permanent Forum on Binational Waters, a look at fresh research highlighting the significance of groundwater in the context of transboundary aquifers between Mexico and the United States: Water has emerged as a precious resource, increasingly scarce, making the understanding and management of groundwater, especially at borders, all the more crucial. This is why […]

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Tijuana, Reliant on the Colorado River, Faces a Water Crisis

Via Associated Press, a video look at Tijuana’s water crisis: Tijuana, a bustling border city in northwestern Mexico, is experiencing a severe water crisis due to dwindling supplies from the Colorado River, population growth, and aging infrastructure. For many citizens, water trucks or “pipas” are the only source of drinking water, their route extending with each passing […]

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Navigating Mexico’s Water Challenges

Via AquaTech Trade, a report on Mexico’s water challenges: Mexico is currently facing a series of formidable water challenges that have been exacerbated by a historic heatwave and extended drought. The nation’s water resources are strained due to a combination of factors, including climate change-induced shifts in weather patterns, unsustainable agricultural practices, and urban expansion. […]

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