Water Treaty Concerns Trigger Calls for Changes

Saying that federal inaction on enforcement of a 70-year-old water treaty with Mexico could significantly impact the Rio Grande Valley, a local conservation district has enlisted a water lobby to help urge the White House to spring to action. 

But analysts say that no matter what comes of the district’s efforts, the outdated policies that govern the treaty will probably guarantee that disputes over water delivery will continue.

The Rio Grande Regional Water Authority, a reclamation and conservation organization created by the Texas Legislature in 2003, has signed a contract with Austin-based Water PR. The firm created the Texas ...

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