El Paso, Texas (Border report) Mexico will pay off a huge water debt with the United States by transferring ownership of potable water in two reservoirs in south Texas, the International Boundary and Water Commission said Thursday.
The agreement comes two days before Mexico fulfills its obligations under the 1944 Binary Water Agreement to manage the Grand Wat River required for farmers and water districts on both sides of the border.
Fearing that the Mexican fiscal government will not be able to pay its debt to officials like Greg Abbott. Apply to the State Department Ensuring compliance. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said farmers and municipalities Trust this water And that Mexico must pay on time.
“The agreement helps ensure that water obligations are met before the end of this cycle, which will provide much-needed resources to communities in the region,” Abbott said Thursday. “This water is essential for Texas to grow, provide food, and support municipalities and local businesses along the Rio Grande.”
The agreement contemplates the transfer of approximately 130 million cubic meters (105,105,000 acre-feet) of water from Mexico to US property in the Amistad and Falcón international reservoirs under an agreement called Mint No. 325.
The deal is clearly different from the tense diplomatic situation between the two countries and the potentially explosive situation in the state of Chihuahua, where Mexican farmers last month detained a National Guard army and seized the La Bocilla dam, which President Anders Manuel López thwarted Obrador’s plan to use it. Water to pay off debt with the United States
CILA said the agreement established working groups to develop water management alternatives to increase the reliability of the Rio Grande’s water supply for consumers in the United States and Mexico.
In addition, it includes a provision of humanitarian support from the United States for Mexico, if necessary, to guarantee the municipal water supply to Mexican communities, including the Rio Grande, which flows from the Amsterdam Dam.
“We commend the efforts of Mexican government officials to comply with the obligations of the agreement in a timely manner. This agreement benefits both countries and paves the way for future improvements in the management of Rio Grande, ”said US Commissioner Jane Harkins. Said.
Mexico’s commissioner, Humberto Maringo, said Mexico had fulfilled its obligations from the beginning, but was grateful for the United States’ help.
“I appreciate the humanitarian support offered by the United States, so that, if necessary, the provisions of Article 4 of the Mexican Constitution meet the needs of Mexican communities that depend on the Rio Grande for their municipal needs.” There will be the necessary support to achieve it. ” Said the Mexican official.
Under the 1944 Water Treaty, the United States allocated a portion of the water that reaches the Rio Grande for a total of 1,750,000 acre-feet (2,158.6 million cubic meters) in six years from six Mexican deltas. You have the right. The current five-year cycle ends on October 24.
“I want to thank the United States for its understanding and solidarity,” López Obrador said in a video conference broadcast on YouTube on Thursday. “We had some problems but they understood.”
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