New collaborative water infrastructure deal agreed on the US-Mexico border

As the US and Mexico face off on thornier political issues, the two countries have struck a deal to extend the water-sharing provisions of the 1944 Colorado River Treaty. Ongoing collaboration will see the US invest in water infrastructure south of the border.

The US has agreed to invest $31.5 million in water conservation infrastructure in Mexico under the latest amendment to the Colorado River Treaty, which also lays the groundwork for new binational desalination and reuse projects.

Signed late last month, Minute 323 extends the water-sharing provisions of the existing Colorado River Treaty – which had been due to expire at the end of 2017...

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