How can packages or options that link issues creatively or build on possible technology innovations be employed to create non-zero sum choices within negotiations that include water resources?

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Key Question Categor(ies):Transboundary Water Issues

From: The Syr Darya River Basin Upstream Downstream Disputes

From: The Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery and San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Programs

A pivotal moment in this case occurred when water users changed their focus from protecting their water rights to working to recover the endangered fishes. This turn allowed them to continue to use their legal water allocations while working towards the delisting of the species.