Development of a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis Framework for the Sustainable Use of the Rio Grande




Rast, Walter
Warren, Emily

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The Rio Grande, with a length of 3,000 km, is the 5th longest river in North America, and 24th longest in the world. It is a major boundary between Mexico (where it is known as the Rio Bravo) and the U.S. As an asymmetric river border between a developing and developed country, any successfully implemented transboundary management mechanism can be a useful example to be emulated in other transboundary basins in the world. Because of its importance to both countries, and because it has been identified in recent years among the world's ten most endangered rivers by both the Worldwide Fund for Nature and American Rivers, the primary objective of this project was to develop a comprehensive Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) framework for the Rio Grande.



water quality, transboundary diagnostic analysis, Rio Grande River, ecosystems, conservation


Rast, W., & Warren, E. (2012). Development of a transboundary diagnostic analysis framework for the sustainable use of the Rio Grande (Report No. 2012-04). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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