Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Dr. Rosario Sanchez, who is a Senior Research Scientist for the Texas Water Resources Institute and Associate Graduate Faculty in the Water Management and Hydrological Science Program at Texas A&M University. She is the Principal Investigator for the Texas portion of the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act Program. Her work is to integrate, develop and create research and data on transboundary aquifers between Mexico and the United States, particularly with Texas.
Dr. Sanchez has 15 years of academic and work experience on transboundary issues between Mexico and the United States and has been working and publishing on transboundary water issues at international and bi-national level since 2006. Her work has been cited by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in 2016 and 2018. She has recently published the only complete study on transboundary aquifers between Mexico and Texas that has deserved recognition by state and federal agencies from both sides of the border. She is now working on developing models for cooperation and management of transboundary aquifers between Mexico and the United States.