Spring Break in Mexico Studying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Guanajuato river survey3L Colton Lauer helping survey a river in Guanajuato, Mexico

Professor Gabriel Eckstein led a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, over Spring Break 2017 for the field trip course, Contemporary Issues in Water Resources: U.S. Mexico Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

The course, which included students from Texas A&M Law, other Texas A&M graduate units, and students from the University of Guanajuato, provided a comparative analysis of how water, energy, and agricultural management and regulations intersect in Texas and Mexico.

In addition to class lectures and guest speakers, students and faculty visited various private and public operations in the Guanajuato region to explore how these nexus factors interact.

Video: Texas A&M students learning traditional and modern farming techniques in Guanajuato, Mexico, as part of an interdisciplinary Water-Food Nexus field class.