Water markets between Mexican water user associations

W.H. Kloezen

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    Internationally, introducing water markets is regarded as a strong alternative institutional arrangement for managing irrigation water more effectively. Also in Mexico, the National Water Law of 1992 allows individual farmers as well as water user associations (WUA) to trade water. Although farmer to farmer trade has occurred long before the new water law came into practice, trade between WUAs only started after 1992 and remains largely undocumented. This paper analyzes how water rights for Mexican WUAs are defined and what the practice is of water trade between WUAs in one irrigation district in Central Mexico.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)437-455
    JournalWater Policy
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


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