Mexico, the Water Stress: Challenges and Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

  • Luis Alberto Seguí Amórtegui
  • Gabriela Moeller-Chávez
  • Andrés De Andrés Mosquera
Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 20)


A proper treatment of wastewater is important to avoid the consequences of releasing untreated wastewater into water bodies and soils, which causes harmful effects on human health and on the environment and also leads to negative social and economic consequences. Due to this, regeneration and reuse activities are of paramount importance. Many countries practice the regeneration and reuse with successful results. In developing countries because of technological and economical deficiencies, the use of strong and efficient systems of lesser cost and sophistication is required. The current situation in Mexico is described by mentioning the need of a model to make these activities as sustainable as possible and to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The need to reinforce the reuse of regenerated water regarding direct or indirect potable reuse is discussed. A model of recycled water management to assure a continuous water supply is proposed from the technical, health, economical, legal, and environmental perspective to preserve quality and increase stock in the region.


Reclaimed water Sustainable water treatment Reuse Efficiency production Scarcity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Alberto Seguí Amórtegui
    • 1
  • Gabriela Moeller-Chávez
    • 2
  • Andrés De Andrés Mosquera
    • 1
  1. 1.EAE Business SchoolBarcelonaEspaña
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica del Estado de MorelosProgresoMexico

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