Beneath the Surface: Intranational Institutions and Management of the United States — Mexico Transboundary Santa Cruz Aquifer

  title={Beneath the Surface: Intranational Institutions and Management of the United States — Mexico Transboundary Santa Cruz Aquifer},
  author={Anita Milman and Christopher A. Scott},
  journal={Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy},
  pages={528 - 551}
  • A. MilmanC. Scott
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
As reliance on groundwater increases, the impact of groundwater-intensive use in internationally shared aquifers threatens not only to create negative environmental and economic externalities, but also to generate tensions between neighboring nations. Through an investigation of the shared Santa Cruz aquifer, located along the United States—Mexico border, we aim to understand factors leading to effective management of transboundary groundwaters. Specifically, we find that purely state-centric… 

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