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Water Policy in Mexico

Economic, Institutional and Environmental Considerations

  • Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas

Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mexican Water Policy As Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas
      Pages 3-17
    3. Hector Manuel Arias-Rojo, Roberto Fernando Salmón-Castelo
      Pages 19-51
  3. Sectorial Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Antonio Yunez-Naude, Patricia C. Aguilar-Mendez
      Pages 55-74
    3. Luis Alberto Seguí Amórtegui, Gabriela Moeller-Chávez, Andrés De Andrés Mosquera
      Pages 75-87
    4. Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas, Faustino Gomez-Santiz, Erandi Maldonado-Villalpando
      Pages 89-113
  4. Institutional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas, Diego Garcia-Vega, Hugo Amador Herrera-Torres
      Pages 137-152
    3. Jorge Arturo Hidalgo-Toledo, Cipriana Hernández-Arce, Sergio Vargas-Velázquez
      Pages 153-169
    4. Ricardo Hernández-Murillo, Sazcha Marcelo Olivera-Villarroel
      Pages 171-185
    5. Luis Enrique Ramos Bustillos, Gustavo A. Ortiz Rendón
      Pages 187-211
    6. Sergio Vargas-Velázquez
      Pages 213-234
  5. International Water Issues

  6. Present and Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Eduardo Ríos Patrón, Daniel Iura González Terrazas, Ignacio Daniel González Mora
      Pages 283-307

About this book


Mexico is currently facing severe problems with water availability, wastage and contamination. The most contaminated and over-exploited water resources are concentrated in the most populated areas of the country, where water is scarcer and its quality makes it unsuitable for a variety of uses, including human consumption. At the same time it is indisputable that water quality is a determining factor in public health and ecosystems. The significant growth in population and industry results in a high demand for water, along with contaminating discharges, few of which are treated – and the impact upon the ecosystems is evident. This book addresses all these topics in a single volume, taking into account the challenges presented by the economic, institutional and environmental considerations in Mexico’s water policy framework.


Mexico Water policy Environmental Policy Institutional Policy Water Economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de EconomíaUniversidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMSNH)Morelia, MichoacanMexico

About the editors

Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas is a professor of economics & environment in the Facultad de Economia, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics. She is among the leading water policy experts in Mexico and contributed to policy work in Mexico. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on “economic assessment of policy interventions in the water sector; industrial water demand in Mexico: econometric analysis and implications for water management policy.” She worked for Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua (IMTA) and as a consultant, she has been collaborating with the World Bank, Colegio de México (COLMEX), OECD and with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Publication topics involving Guerrero include “Water pricing reforms in Mexico: The case of manufacturing sector”; “Applying water demand: Case for industrial use on Mexico”; “Water in Mexico: Impact of policy interventions in the sector”; “Water pricing reforms in Mexico: The case of the manufacturing sector”, among others. Guerrero’s areas of interest are natural resources and environmental economics, integrated water management (IWM), economic instruments applied to natural resources, water price and its reforms, applied economics, environmental economic valuation, micro-econometrics, climate change in water sector and economics of climate change.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Water Policy in Mexico
  • Book Subtitle Economic, Institutional and Environmental Considerations
  • Editors Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas
  • Series Title Global Issues in Water Policy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Global Issues in Water Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76113-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09405-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76115-2
  • Series ISSN 2211-0631
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-0658
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 336
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Economics
    Water Policy/Water Governance/Water Management
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