18 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 36 (2014-2015)
Getting to the Right Side of the River: Lessons for Binational Cooperation on the Road to Minute 319

handle is hein.journals/udenwr18 and id is 50 raw text is: GETTING TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RIVER:
I. Introduction: The International Significance of the Colorado River .......... 38
II. History and Water Use in the Colorado River Delta Region ............... 43
A. The Pre-Development Delta ...................................................... 44
B. The Development of the Delta Region ..................................... 46
1. Imperial Valley Agricultural Development ........................... 46
2. Mexicali Valley Agricultural Development ........................... 49
Jonathan S. King, J.D. 2013, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, is an associate attor-
ney at Squire Patton Boggs US) LLP. As an editorial board member on the UNIVERSITY OF
DENVER WATER LAWv REVIEV in 2012-2013, he orchestrated the 2013 annual symposium, A d-
dressing Supply and Demand InbalaMces in the Colorado River Basin. Upon completing his
J.D., Mr. King worked as a law fellow for the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, Colorado.
He has worked at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP on a series of western water issues, including a
report on potential water investment mechanisms in the 'Western United States. Mr. King has
also worked as a legal intern for the Colorado River Water Conservation District and for the
Colorado Water Trust. We would like to thank Professor Tom Romero, Alexis Kirknan, and
Joseph Norris for their contributions to various stages of this paper. We would especially like to
thank Rob Bullard, who provided the impetus for this article. In his capacity as Editor-in-Chief
for Volume 17 of the UNIVERSIn' OF DENVER WATER LA\v REVIEW, Rob was instrumental in
helping develop many of the article's concepts, coordinating draft timelines, and providing valu-
able feedback during the editing process. His dedication to seeing tifs article published is greatly
* * Peter W. Culp is a partner in the Phoenix office of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, where he
manages the firm's Western water and natural resources practice, representing private, public
mad nonprofit entities in matters related to surface water rights, groundwater rights, water-related
investments, state and federal water policy and the Law of the Colorado River. He has been
extensively involved in Colorado River policy discussions over the past ten years, including as a
representative of the Nature Conservancy and other US non-governmental organizations in the
binational negotiations-leading to the adoption of Minutes 316, 317, 318, and 319 to the 1944
Water Treaty, in the development of the 2007 Interim Shortage Guidelines among the Basin
States, and in the development of elements of the recently published Colorado River Basin Study,
among other matters.
* * * Carlos A. de la Parra has been a Research Professor in the Department of Urban and Envi-
ronmental Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera (Cole) in Tijuana, Mexico, since 1986. He has
served as a member of several binational workgroups, an advisor to the Mexican Commissioner
of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and a member of the Core Group for
the US-Mexico joint Colorado River Collaborative Process on behalf of Mexico. He also served,
from 2002 to 2004, as a Regional Officer (Delegado Federal) in the State of Baja California for
Mexico's Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT); from 2004 to 2006
as a Minister representing SEMARNAT in the Embassy of Mexico in Vashington, DC; and
from 2007 to 2008 as Provost for El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Mr. de la Parra earned a PhD
in Environmental Planning from the University of Michigan in the United States in 2001.

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