The water shortage in the Colorado River Basin has effects that span beyond the borders of the United States. As the Colorado River Basin loses its water supply at an alarming rats, it impacts everyone from Southwest of United States to Northern Mexico. Why is the water level so low? There are multiple causes for the water shortage, including historic drought conditions and people pulling too much water from the Colorado River. The Colorado River Compact was designed in 1922 to assign water rights to those that depend on the Colorado River. However, the Compact left out key populations including Native Americans and Mexico, though treaties later reallocated some water rights to Mexico.
The Compact also allocated water rights based on measurements of years with high precipitation. Now, precipitation levels are low, and the Southwest of the U.S. is in a drought. Even when the Southwest does receive precipitation, higher levels of evaporation steal the much-needed water from the Colorado River.
Consequently, the water shortage has led to a huge water crisis. As the Colorado Sun reports, farmers in Northern Mexico are buying water from each other to continue to grow their crops. But this is a short-term solution and without real change, both Mexico and the Southwest United States face a serious crisis.
It is up to us to work together to find innovative technologies to conserve the water that we do have. IX Power Clean Water is dedicated to water conservation and mitigating the impacts of climate change. IX technology works relieve water stress in two key areas. First the innovative technology can create a closed loop system for industrial water users. So, industries use less of our most precious resources. Secondly, IX Power’s technologies can clean wastewater from industrial producers and oil and gas production to be safely reused for agriculture or reintroduced into the ecosystem for further use. Learn more about IX Power’s water saving technology at https://ixwater.com/ Learn more about the Colorado River Basin water crisis at
For the full story from the Colorado Sun see: https://coloradosun.com/2022/09/12/colorado-river-compact-mexico-water-uncertainty/?mc_cid=a4cdab3054&mc_eid=52bc4f0505.
By Sierra Tanner