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Ethnographic Assessment of Agricultural
Groundwater Use along the New Mexico/Chihuahua Border

The primary investigator for this project is Holly Brause (Research Scientist, NM WRRI).

This project uses ethnographic methods to examine the social, political, cultural, and economic frameworks that shape the use of shared groundwater in practice at the US/Mexico border. This social science is important in conjunction with binational water modeling projects that use a socio-hydrology approach since the hydrologic reality of the border is largely shaped by human factors. This project has the potential to identify the most important human drivers of this integrated human/natural system.