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Interim International Cooperative Measures in the Colorado River Basin through 2017 and Extension of Minute 318 Cooperative Measures to Address the Continued Effects of the April 2010 Earthquake in the Mexicali Valley, Baja California

Document type
Bilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 20, 2012
Source
FAO, FAOLEX;  IUCN (ID: TRE-160010)
Title abbreviation

Minute No. 319

Place of adoption
Coronado
Depository
United States of America
Language
English
Entry into force
Nov 20, 2012
Subject
Water
Keyword
Water shortage/drought Transboundary effects Inland waters Water rights
Geographical area
Central America, North America
Basin
Colorado
Abstract

Minute 319 is the most recent amendment to the 1944 treaty governing the Colorado River, shared between Mexico and the United States. The amendment was adopted, in part, as a continuing response to the 2010 Mexicali earthquake, which severely damaged Mexican irrigation infrastructure, as well as ongoing objectives to address dwindling water supplies in the basin. By implementing measures to share both shortages and surpluses, and by facilitating long-term collaborative efforts that engender interdependencies, the amendment commits the parties to cooperate and may serve as a model for other regions sharing limited transboundary freshwater resources. (Source: http://www.tandfonline.com)

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Website
www.ibwc.gov
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Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Mexico
United States of America

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