Environmental issues along the U.S.-Mexico border: Drivers of change and responses of citizens and institutions

Liverman, D.M., R.G. Varady, O. Chavez, and R. Sanchez. 1999. Environmental issues along the U.S.-Mexico border: Drivers of change and responses of citizens and institutions, Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 24:607-43.

Summarizes the range of binational environmental management challenges – including ground and surface water supply limitations, air and water pollution, hazardous waste, and ecosystem conservation – facing the region, placing them in the context of significant recent changes in public policy such as NAFTA; assesses the role of new institutions such as the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), and Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC); environmental social movements; and nongovernmental organizations as important agents in mediating these recent environmental and social changes.