...to the Sea of Cortés: Nature, water, culture, and livelihood in the Lower Colorado River Basin and Delta - An overview of issues, policies, and approaches to environmental restoration

Robert G. Varady, Katherine B. Hankins, Andrea Kaus, Emily Young, Robert Merideth

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Abstract

This paper offers an overview of issues, policies, and approaches to the environmental restoration of the Lower Colorado River Basin and Delta. The observations and analysis are based on a symposium and workshop held in Riverside, California, 29 September to 2 October 2000. The binational River-side event brought together stakeholders representing most of the relevant interests to discuss perceived problems and solutions to seven topics: historical policy and legal matters; the ecological connectivity of the Colorado River, its Delta and Upper Sea of Cortés; the allocation and valuation of the waters of the Colorado River; community and cultural concerns relating to the Delta region, water quality, wildlife conservation, and future directions for the watershed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-209
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Colorado River Delta
  • Culture
  • Environmental restoration
  • Nature
  • Policies
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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