Agreement reserves water for Colorado delta


Experts say a water-sharing agreement that Mexico and the United States struck last month will permit long-delayed upgrading of Mexican water infrastructure, delivery of surplus water to thirsty southwestern U.S. states and environmental restoration in the lower Colorado River watershed. “I think it is a good example of collaboration between two countries and, in this case, with the environmental community,” says Francisco Zamora, Colorado River Delta program director for the Sonoran Institute, a non-governmental group active in the United States and Mexico. “Especially along the border, all you hear about is bad news. This is good news.” The agreement, signed Nov. 20, eleven days before Felipe Calderón turned power over to new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, includes provisions that would: • require... [Log in to read more]

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