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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25253.
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ADVANCING
SUSTAINABILITY
OF U.S.-MEXICO
TRANSBOUNDARY
DRYLANDS

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Jordyn White and Laurie Geller, Rapporteurs

Board on Environmental Change and Society
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Water Science and Technology Board
Division on Earth and Life Studies

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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/25253.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25253.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25253.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25253.
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STEERING COMMITTEE FOR ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY OF U.S.-MEXICO TRANSBOUNDARY DRYLANDS: A WORKSHOP

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT (Chair), Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona

ALFONSO CORTEZ LARA, Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

HALLIE EAKIN, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

ELISABETH HUBER-SANNWALD, Division of Environmental Studies, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica

CONSTANTINO MACÍAS GARCIA, Institute of Ecology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

MARÍA AMPARO MARTÍNEZ ARROYO, Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático

NATALIA MARTÍNEZ TAGÜEÑA, Division of Environmental Science, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica

IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ-ITURBE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University and Princeton University

KELLY TWOMEY SANDERS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

ROBERT WASHINGTON-ALLEN, Rangeland Ecology and Management, University of Nevada, Reno

JORDYN WHITE, Project Director

TOBY WARDEN, Board Director

LAURIE GELLER, Senior Program Officer

LETICIA GARCILAZO GREEN, Senior Program Assistant

JOSÉ-LUIS MORÁN, President of the Mexican Academy of Sciences

JOSÉ FRANCO, Project Consultant (Mexican Academies Representative and Chief Coordinator of the Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico)

RENATA VILLALBA, Program Associate (Mexican Academy of Sciences)

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BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND SOCIETY

KRISTIE L. EBI (Chair), Global Health, University of Washington

JOSEPH ARVAI, Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

HALLIE EAKIN, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

LORI HUNTER, Population Research Program, University of Colorado Boulder

KATHARINE L. JACOBS, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona

MICHAEL A. MENDEZ, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

RICHARD G. NEWELL, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC

MARY D. NICHOLS, California Air Resources Board, Sacramento

JONATHAN T. OVERPECK, Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

ASEEM PRAKASH, Department of Political Science, University of Washington

MAXINE L. SAVITZ, Technology/Partnerships Honeywell Inc. (retired), Los Angeles, CA

MICHAEL VANDENBERGH, Vanderbilt University School of Law

JALONNE WHITE-NEWSOME, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI

ROBYN S. WILSON, Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University

TOBY WARDEN, Director

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25253.
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BOARD ON ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND CLIMATE

A.R. RAVISHANKARA (Chair), Chemistry and Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

SHUYI S. CHEN (Vice Chair), Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

CECILIA BITZ, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

MARK A. CANE, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (emeritus), Columbia University

HEIDI CULLEN, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA

ROBERT DUNBAR, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University

PAMELA EMCH, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA

ARLENE FIORE, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

PETER FRUMHOFF, Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, MA

WILLIAM B. GAIL, Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, CO

MARY GLACKIN, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Washington, DC

TERRI S. HOGUE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

EVERETTE JOSEPH, Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York at Albany

RONALD “NICK” KEENER, JR., Duke Energy Corporation, Charlotte, NC

ROBERT KOPP, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Rutgers University

L. RUBY LEUNG, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

JONATHAN MARTIN, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison

JONATHAN T. OVERPECK, Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

ALLISON STEINER, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

DAVID W. TITLEY, Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University

DUANE WALISER, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

AMANDA STAUDT, Director

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WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BOARD

CATHERINE L. KLING (Chair), Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University

NEWSHA AJAMI, Urban Water Policy, Stanford University

JONATHAN D. ARTHUR, State Geologist, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

DAVID A. DZOMBAK, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

FRANCINA DOMINGUEZ, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois

WENDY D. GRAHAM, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville

MARK W. LeCHEVALLIER, Vice President, American Water, Voorhees, NJ

MARGARET A. PALMER, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland

DAVID L. SEDLAK, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

DAVID WEGNER, Retired, Water, Energy and Transportation Committee, Tucson, Arizona

P. KAY WHITLOCK, Vice President, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Rosemont, IL

ELIZABETH EIDE, Director

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Acknowledgments

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings: Ana Elena Escalante, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico; Constantino Macías Garcia, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico; Meredith F. Muth, International Program and Coordination, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Jadwiga R. Ziolkowska, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Aseem Prakash, Department of Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the National Academies.

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The drylands region shared by the United States and Mexico currently faces multiple sustainability challenges at the intersection of the human and natural systems. Warming and drying conditions threaten surface water and groundwater availability, disrupt land- and marine-based livelihood systems, and challenge the sustainability of human settlements. These biophysical challenges are exacerbated by a highly mobile and dynamic population, volatile economic and policy conditions, increased exposure to extreme events, and urbanization on marginal, vulnerable lands.

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine collaborated with the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine to plan a 2-day binational workshop, Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands. The workshop goals were to highlight the challenges facing the region, assess the scientific and technical capacity that each nation can bring to bear in addressing these challenges, and identify new opportunities for binational research collaboration and coordinated management approaches in the advancement of sustainability science and development. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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