The Forum, in partnership with the Project to Rescue the Lerma-Chapala-Santiago River Basin, organized a series of comparative workshops to examine international experiences in resolving inter-state water conflicts. The workshops took place from February 9 to 13, 2004, in Mexico City, LeÃ³n (in the state of Guanajuato) and Guadalajara (in the state of Jalisco). Participants came from the three orders of government, as well as from civil society, academia and the media. Experts from Canada and Australia presented relevant experiences from their countries. In both of these countries, interactive mechanisms have been developed to resolve water conflicts between constituent units, as well as to contribute to cooperative long-term management of water resources.