“Energy, Food and Water in the Rio Grande Basin: Drought and Challenges Between Mexico and Texas”
Dr. Montemayor will address the challenges that Mexico and Texas are facing after the energy reform in Mexico. As water scarcity keeps growing, how is the energy sector in the region planning to account for new water requirements? Where is the water coming from to supply new potential investments in the shale gas formation? Will this exacerbate the tension between Texas and Mexico over the Rio Grande water debt?
“Mexico and Texas Energy, Water and Food Issues Under Drought Conditions: Opportunities and Challenges”
Dr. Montemayor will address the pressing water and energy issues between Mexico and Texas, the role of the agricultural sector as main water user in the border region, and the projections of water use as the energy sector is expected to grow in the long run. What are the alternatives of success for the energy sector under permanent water scarcity conditions in the Rio Grande Basin?