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Mexico - November 2020

Dealing with a multidimensional water conflict

p> Securing access to water resources has historically been a source of tension between communities and even countries. As freshwater becomes increasingly scarce around the globe, these kinds of conflicts are likely to intensify in coming years. The emergence of a new water conflict in northern Mexico is a prime example of the complexities surrounding these types of conflicts. While the roots of the conflict are domestic, it has the potential to turn into an international matter involving the US. The government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to avoid this but finding a long-term solution may ultimately require the renegotiation of a bilateral treaty.

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