Water Availability and Management in Mexico

  • Elena María Otazo-Sánchez
  • Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta
  • Vijay P. Singh

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Elena María Otazo-Sánchez, Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta
    Pages 1-13
  3. Water Availability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Sergio Arturo Rentería-Guevara, Jesus Gabriel Rangel-Peraza, Yaneth Alejandra Bustos-Terrones, Leonel Ernesto Amábilis-Sosa, Abraham Efraim Rodríguez-Mata
      Pages 17-43
    3. Xiaoling Su, Jing Guo, Zheng Liang, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 45-76
    4. Ariadna Ocampo-Astudillo, Sofía Esperanza Garrido-Hoyos, Edith Rosalba Salcedo-Sánchez, Manuel Martínez-Morales
      Pages 77-97
    5. Alejandro Villalobos-Hiriart, Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta, Pablo Arturo Gómez-Durán, Walfrido Alonso-Pippo, María del Carmen Durán-Domínguez-de-Bazúa, Alberta Maura Jiménez-Vásquez
      Pages 99-123
  4. Water Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta, David Navarrete-Rosas
      Pages 127-149
    3. Jorge Arturo Benítez-Torres, Adriana Roé-Sosa, Leonel Ernesto Amábilis-Sosa
      Pages 151-170
    4. Ana Elizabeth Marín-Celestino, María de los Ángeles Alonso-Lavernia, María de la Luz Hernández-Flores, Ingrid Árcega-Santillán, Claudia Romo-Gómez, Elena María Otazo-Sánchez
      Pages 171-199
    5. Edith Rosalba Salcedo-Sánchez, Ariadna Ocampo-Astudillo, Sofía Esperanza Garrido-Hoyos, Manuel Martínez-Morales
      Pages 201-214
    6. Brenda Ponce-Lira, Mariana Serrano-Olvera, Nellybeth Rodríguez-Martínez, Susana G. Sánchez-Herrera
      Pages 215-231
    7. Juan Luis Caro-Becerra, Luz Adriana Vizcaíno-Rodríguez, José Guadalupe Michel-Parra, Pedro Alonso Mayoral-Ruiz, José Luis Reyes-Barragán
      Pages 233-245
  5. Water Allocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta, Humberto Herrera-López, Conrado Castro-Bravo
      Pages 249-265
    3. Abigail Magaly Reyes-Vera, Alma Delia Román-Gutiérrez, Fabiola Araceli Guzmán-Ortiz, Griselda Pulido-Flores, Perla Ivonne Velasco-Amaro
      Pages 267-286
    4. Reyna María Ibañez-Pérez, Marco Antonio Almendarez-Hernández, Claudia Lorena Lauterio-Martínez, Ismael Sánchez-Brito
      Pages 307-321
    5. Víctor Hugo Guerra-Cobián, Adrián Leonardo Ferriño-Fierro, Fabiola Doracely Yépez-Rincón, Ricardo Alberto Cavazos-González, Juan de Dios Rodríguez-Rodríguez
      Pages 323-349
  6. Water Management and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Laura Celina Ruelas-Monjardín, Héctor Venancio Narave-Flores, Raymundo Dávalos-Sotelo
      Pages 353-364
    3. Enrique Rodolfo Bazúa-Rueda, Marisela Bernal-González, Leonel Ernesto Amábilis-Sosa, María Irene Cano-Rodríguez, Rolando Salvador García-Gómez, Landy Irene Ramírez-Burgos et al.
      Pages 389-411
    4. Clara Olóriz-Sanjuan, Flor García-Becerra, Mariana Villada-Canela, José Alfredo Ramírez-Galindo, Ismael Aguilar-Benítez, Andrew Barkwith
      Pages 413-442
    5. Otoniel Carranza-Díaz, Iliana Hetzabet Zazueta-Ojeda
      Pages 443-464
    6. Candy Carranza-Álvarez, Nahúm Andrés Medellín-Castillo, Juan José Maldonado-Miranda, María Catalina Alfaro-de-la-Torre
      Pages 465-484
    7. Giovanni Marlon Montes-Mata, Rafael Monroy-Ortiz
      Pages 485-509
  7. Elena María Otazo-Sánchez, Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta, Vijay P. Singh
    Pages C1-C1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 511-516

About this book


This book presents several complex case studies related to water management and planning in the context of pollution, growing demands, and global climate change in Mexico, but which are also relevant for other countries in Latin America. These concerns are of critical importance for policymakers who are coping with multiple conflicting interests.

Water availability in Mexico is polarized, with abundant rainfall and large rivers in the south, and desert-like conditions in the north. The central region, which is the most industrialized, is overpopulated. Mexico City pours millions of cubic meters of “blackwater” into the northern valley daily and receives its clean water from the south. To address these unsustainable conditions, the world's 4th biggest water treatment plant went into operation in 2018.

The water infrastructure and governance must satisfy the demands of all sectors, including agricultural, urban, and economic activities. At the same time, water resources are affected by drought, and climate change puts constraints on the supply. As such, regulation and monitoring are important when it comes to adherence to agreed plans and priorities.

The book is divided into four sections. 1: Water Availability discusses quantitative aspects, such as supply, methods of calculation, and fracking. 2: Water Quality highlights pollution risks and diagnosis of water resources. 3: Water Allocation examines the sectoral demands and vulnerability due to unsustainable irrigation. 4: Water Management and Governance focuses on laws, urban rules, national parks, planning, and integrated water resources management, among other topics.

The chapters include illustrative case studies in Mexico, such as basins, cities, reservoirs, and aquifers, water supply demand assessment, planning, and management.


Aquifer and basin management Water availability scenarios and balance modelling Water mitigation in high demand sectors Water Governance in Mexico Effect of climate change on water availability Water Availability in Mexico Water Quality in Mexico Water Allocation in Mexico Water management Water in Latin American cities Wastewater treatment plant Water regulation in Mexico

Editors and affiliations

  • Elena María Otazo-Sánchez
    • 1
  • Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta
    • 2
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Basic Sciences and EngineerHidalgo State Autonomous UniversityMineral de la ReformaMexico
  2. 2.Food Technology DepartmentTechnological University of Izucar de MatamorosIzúcar de MatamorosMexico
  3. 3.Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering & Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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