Alley, W.M., ed. (2013). Five-year interim report of the United States-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program: 2007-2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1059, 31p. (Click here for PDF)

Callegary, J.B., Minjárez Sosa, I., Tapia Villaseñor, E.M., dos Santos, P., Monreal Saavedra, R., Grijalva Noriega, F.J., Huth, A.K., Gray, F., Scott, C.A., Megdal, S.B., Oroz Ramos, L.A., Rangel Medina, M., Leenhouts, J.M. (2016). San Pedro River Aquifer Binational Report. International Boundary and Water Commission.

Creel, B.J., Hawley, J.W., Kennedy, J.F., & Granados-Olivas, A. (2006). Groundwater resources of the New Mexico-Texas-Chihuahua border region. New Mexico Journal of Science, 44, 11-29.

Evans, J. (2006). Transboundary Groundwater in New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico: State and Local Legal Remedies to a Challenge Between Cities, States, and Nations. William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, 30(2), 471-511.

Granados-Olivas, A., Creel, B., Sánchez-Flores, E., Chávez, J., and Hawley, J.W. (2012). Thirty years of groundwater evolution—Challenges and opportunities for binational planning and sustainable management of the Paso del Norte watersheds, in Lee, E., and Ganster, P., The U.S.–Mexican border environment: Progress and challenges for sustainability: Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy, SCERP Monograph Series, no. 16, 201-217.

Granados-Olivas, A. & Kretzschmar, T. (2001). Uso de sistemas de informacíon Geográfica y sistemas de teledeteccióen la identificación y mapeo de potenciales zonas de recarga hacia acuiferosdel Desierto Chihuahua: VIII Reunión Nacional sobre Sistemas de Captación de Agua de Lluvia, Cd. Chihuahua, Chih. SEMARNAT [Mexico], 17.

Hawley, J.W., Kennedy, J.F., & Creel, B.J. (2001). The Mesilla Basin aquifer system of New Mexico, West Texas and Chihuahua—an overview of its hydrogeologic framework and related aspects of groundwater flow and chemistry. In R.E. Mace, W.F. Mullican III, and E.S. Angle (Eds.), Aquifers of West Texas (Chapter 7). Retrieved from Texas Water Development Board.

Hawley, J.W., & Kennedy, J. F. (2004). Creation of a Digital Hydrogeologic Framework Model of the Mesilla Basin and Southern Jornada del Muerto Basin. Las Cruces, NM: New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute.

International Boundary and Water Commission. (2009). Joint Report of the Principal Engineers Regarding the Joint Cooperative Process Unite States-Mexico for the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program. El Paso, TX. (Click here for PDF)

International Boundary and Water Commission. (2010). Hydrogeological Activities in the Conejos-Medanos/Mesilla Basin Aquifer, Chihuahua Phase I. (Click here for PDF)

Megdal, S. (2017). The Cooperative Framework for the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program: A Model for Collaborative Transborder Studies. University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center. (Click here for PDF)

Milanés-Murcia, M. (2017). Proposed International Legal and Institutional Framework for Conjunctive Management of Surface and Groundwater along the U.S. – Mexico Border Region. In A. Dinar & Y. Tsur (Eds.) Management of Transboundary Water Resources under Scarcity: A Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 237-275). Singapore: World Scientific Publishers.

Sanchez, R., Rodriguez, L., & Tortajada, C. (2018). The transboundariness approach and prioritization of transboundary aquifers between Mexico and Texas. Ambio, 1-11.

Sanchez, R., Lopez, V., & Eckstein, G. (2016). Identifying and characterizing transboundary aquifers along the Mexico-US border: An initial assessment. Journal of Hydrology (535), 101-119.

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Teeple, A. P. (2017). Geophysics- and geochemistry-based assessment of the geochemical characteristics and groundwater-flow system of the U.S. part of the Mesilla Basin/Conejos-Médanos aquifer system in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, and El Paso County, Texas, 2010–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5028. (Click here for PDF)

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John W. Hawley, (2016). Progress Report on Development of an Annotated Bibliography for Transboundary Aquifer Systems of the Mesilla Basin-Paso Del Norte.

Milanés-Murcia, M. (2016, October). Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program. Poster session presented at the 61st Annual New Mexico Water Conference, Silver City, NM.

John W. Hawley, Hawley Geomatters and John F. Kennedy. Base of the Santa Fe Group In The Mesilla And Southern Jornada Basins, WRRI, New Mexico State University.

Evapotranspiration of Pecan in the Mesilla and Rincon Valleys; A. Salim Bawazir, New Mexico State University; J. Phillip King, New Mexico State University; Anil Nampally, New Mexico State University; and Chris Almy, New Mexico State University.

Tellez, A. (2018). Effects of Changing Available Water Regimes on Riparian Vegetation in the Mesilla Valley Basin Aquifer, NM. Poster session at the 2018 UCOWR/NIWR Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.


2017 UCOWR, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A., June 13-15, 2017. Organized two Special Session:

Special Session 1: The U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program, Accomplishments to Date.

Special Session 2: The U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program, ongoing work, and future directions.

One oral presentation: Aracely Tellez and María Milanés Murcia, The Mesilla Valley Basin Aquifer the Impact of Water Regimes on Riparian Vegetation. Can Cooperation, Conservation Strategies, and Policies Ensure the Sustainability of Groundwater and Protect Riparian Vegetation?

2017 World Water Congress, Cancun, Mexico, May 29 – June 3rd, 2017. Organized Special Session: Surface Water and Groundwater in North America.

Two Oral Presentations:

(1) Sam Fernald, New Mexico Scientific Assessment

(2) María Milanés-Murcia, Cooperation in North America

2018 AWRA Summer Conference, Ft.Worth, TX July 9-11, 2018:

Two Oral Presentations:

(1) Avery Olshefski, The Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP): History and Purpose, Highlighting the Binational Mesilla Basin/Conejos Medanos Aquifer.

(2) Aracely Tellez, Effects of Changing Available Water Regimes on Riparian Vegetation in the Mesilla Valley Basin Aquifer, NM.

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