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Managing Water Differently: Integrated Water Resources Management as a Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in Mexico

  • J. Pablo Ortiz-PartidaEmail author
  • Samuel Sandoval-Solis
  • Jesús Arellano-Gonzalez
  • Josué Medellín-Azuara
  • J. Edward Taylor
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Abstract

Climate change will affect water availability and its management, with more frequent and extended droughts, more severe floods, and lower water quality. Water allocation policies, regulations, and infrastructure in Mexico are not designed for changing future climate conditions. This chapter reviews the implications of climate change for water resources systems in Mexico and evaluates how management strategies from California can serve as potential adaptation schemes toward an Integrated Water Resources Management framework in Mexico.

Keywords

Water allocation policies Climate change Water management strategies 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This material is based upon work supported by the UC-Mexico Initiative. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the involved institutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida
    • 1
    Email author
  • Samuel Sandoval-Solis
    • 2
  • Jesús Arellano-Gonzalez
    • 3
  • Josué Medellín-Azuara
    • 4
  • J. Edward Taylor
    • 5
  1. 1.Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group, University of California, DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Land, Air and Water ResourcesUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  3. 3.Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  4. 4.School of EngineeringUniversity of California, MercedMercedUSA
  5. 5.Agricultural and Resource Economics, Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

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