Water as a platform for cooperation
The Rio Grande/Bravo is a transboundary water source shared by the United States and Mexico. At this time in Mexico there is limited capacity to develop efficient management plans for the water in the Rio Grande/Bravo basin, given the existing infrastructure and the methods of application and distribution of the water.
The Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR) of the University of Texas at Austin in cooperation with several Mexican agencies is developing a binational dataset to build hydrologic information systems, which can be used to support hydrologic analysis and modeling in the Rio Grande/Bravo basin. This dataset consists of an ArcHydro-based Geographic Information System and relational data base containing hydrologic and hydraulic information from American and Mexican sides.
Project: WATER MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE RIO GRANDE/BRAVO BASIN. By Carlos Patino, Daene C. McKinney & David R. Maidment. CRWR-UT.