The Transboundary Paso del Norte Region

Stakeholders’ Preferences Allowing Water Resources Adaptation
  • Luzma Fabiola NavaEmail author


This chapter illustrates the potential to advance transboundary water resources management in a more comprehensive approach. The focus is given to the transboundary Paso del Norte (PdN) region which is considered as the most environmentally damaged, hydrologically developed, and prolific irrigation area in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin. Stakeholders from the US-Mexico PdN region provide insights into what needs to be done to foster sustainable adaptation of water allocation and management. A preliminary set of policy recommendations aims to highlight stakeholders’ preferences and interests and their integration into regional water resources management.


Paso del Norte region Rio Grande/Bravo Basin Transboundary region Water allocation and management Stakeholders Adaptation 



The author would like to thank all anonymous stakeholders and experts for their willingness to participate in the interviews by providing meaningful insights.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Global Change and Sustainability, C.A. (CCGS)VillahermosaMexico
  2. 2.International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)LaxenburgAustria

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