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1

What does the Helsinki water law mean?

Equitable use across the basin and who has used it first, can’t lose it

2

What does the Salzbuirg water law mean?

Can’t pollute downstream countries

3

What are some Upper basin states?

Colorado, Wyoming, Utah

4

What are some Lower basin states?

Arazon, Nevada, CA, and Mexico

5

Who are the Key stakeholders?

Farmers, City dwellers, Indigenous, Mexicans and US-federal government

6

Where is it proposed Las Vegas get's 90% of it's water from?

Lake Mead

7

What does Arizona and Nevada do with a Water Partnership?

Arizona stores excess water in aquifers and Nevada can use quickly

8

How can they change the culture of the west?

Xerophytic landscaping

9

What is 80% of Water used for in Colorado?

Farming

10

What 3 states need river water to keep growing food?

New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming

11

What water source is emptying?

Ogallala

12

What percentage of water is for the Indigenous people by law?

5%

13

Which river doesn't reach the sea anymore?

Colorado

14

What has the Colorado delta become?

Huge barren mudflat

15

Who has been forced to leave in Mexico?

Cucucpa fishermen

16

What benefit does Mexico have from groundwater leaking?

The water leaks into aquifers underground in Mexico

17

What does the Helsinki rules mean by 'prior use'

you can’t make a change that would disrupt their flow whether other countries are upstream or downstream

18

What does the US government want to do to the canal?

Line it with concrete and stop seepage that Mexico depends on

19

What year is the data for the Colorado compact based on?

1922

20

When was the last time the Compact was at full capacity?

1999