Peer Reviewed Publications

Assessing the proximity to the desired End State in complex Water systems: Comparing the Great Lakes and Rio Grande transboundary basins

Debora VanNijnatten Carolyn Johns

Scholars from diverse fields of inquiry agree on the need to redesign institutions for governance of complex transboundary water systems to become more ‘adaptive’, and they assume that this will lead to a ‘desired end state.’ However, the exact features of the desired end state are often not clearly delineated, and the relationship between attributes of adaptive governance and the desired end state is difficult to empirically assess.

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Exploring Groundwater Recoverability in Texas: Maximum Economically Recoverable Storage

New paper published in TxWaterJournal where the authors used a method for estimating the limits of groundwater recoverability that accounts for some of the physical and economic constraints upon yields in aquifers from Texas

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The devil’s in the details: data exchange in transboundary waters

Data exchange in transboundary waters is fundamental to advance cooperative water management. Nonetheless, the degree to which data are shared is not well understood. To gauge this degree, an assessment framework was developed and applied in 25 international river basins. The framework captures the degree to which a set of data parameters is exchanged among countries. A reasonable proportion of surveyed basins exchange some data, but the breadth of such exchange is often limited, and not regular. This paper highlights where data exchange can be improved and provides guidance on how indicators used in global assessment frameworks can motivate this improvement.

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Transboundary water governance. Adaptation to climate change.

Transboundary Water Governance Adaptation to Climate Change
Juan Carlos Sanchez and Joshua Roberts
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Guiding riparian management in a transboundary watershed through high resolution spatial statistical network models

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (HBMI) built a stream temperature spatial statistical network (SSN) model for the Meduxnekeag Watershed.

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A methodology to identify vulnerable transboundary aquifer hotspots for multi-scale groundwater management

Interested in how identify hotspots at risk of abstraction or reduced water quality?, see this paper were the authors analyzed transboundary aquifers in Malawi, south-eastern Africa

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A socio-environmental geodatabase for integrative research in the transboundary Rio Grande

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