Finding Solutions for the Colorado River Delta Problem

The Colorado River Delta is in tough shape once it ventures into Mexico. But now, a group of NGOs and local governments are showing how the sensitive area can be kept clean.

In the second part of its three-part series on the Colorado River Delta, Miller McCune Magazine goes south of the border to document how groups are gathering funds to secure the water rights needed to preserve parts of the threatened delta.

"Unlike its superpower neighbor to the north, Mexico has limited funding available for environmental projects, so the work has fallen largely to nongovernmental organizations on both sides of the border. Two, Tucson-based Sonoran Institute and Mexico City-based Pronatura, partnered in 2002 to adopt a community-oriented approach to restoration projects. A number of other U.S. and Mexican nongovernmental organizations also are involved, as well as research groups from the University of Arizona and Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. By 2005, they had formed the Colorado River Delta Water Trust in order to buy water rights for habitat restoration projects."

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