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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Rio Grande

Jeffery E Roth

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 October 2019

Rivers — Sustainable development — Water — Marine environment, protection

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Rio Grande—as it is known in the US—or Rio Bravo del Norte—as it is known in Mexico—is a notable example of a severely water-stressed boundary river shared between a developed and a developing country ( Developing Countries ). On one hand, over a century and a half of co-operation between the two countries has developed an impressive body of treaties for this international watercourse ( International Watercourses) , pioneering concepts which have contributed to the development of the principle of equitable utilization of shared resources in international...
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