Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Episode 114: Antitrust the process

May 21, 2019

Latest Episodes

Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Tech
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Share on
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy

Sharing water across borders can get complicated — and expensive

Lizzie O'Leary Jul 21, 2017
Share Now on:
HTML EMBED:
COPY

There’s one thing that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border everyday, although you can’t always see it: water.  

The Mesilla Bolson is an aquifer that runs south of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to an area just northwest of Ciudad Juarez — the second largest city in Mexico. While there are laws regulating the appropriation of international river water, such as the Rio Grande, the same can’t be said  for groundwater. And when you factor in the populations of two of the largest cities in the region, along with the many farms and orchards, the question of who gets what and how much can get pretty complicated.

Laura Villagran is an investigative reporter for Searchlight, New Mexico. She reported on the Mesilla Bolson in a five-part series for the Albuquerque Journal. Villagran spoke to Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O’Leary about her reporting. You can listen to their interview on the media player at the top of the page.

 

How We Survive
How We Survive
Climate change is here. Experts say we need to adapt. This series explores the role of technology in helping humanity weather the changes ahead.