Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace

Water Resources in Mexico

Scarcity, Degradation, Stress, Conflicts, Management, and Policy

Editors: Oswald Spring, Úrsula (Ed.)

  • Focuses on the particular problems and challenges of Mexican water resources
  • Offers a multidisciplinary and multi-instutional perspective
  • Explores the effect of water quality, scarcity and climate change on health and ecosystems
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Water resources in Mexico are threatened by scarcity, pollution and climate change. In two decades water consumption doubled, producing water stress in dry seasons and semi-arid and arid regions. Water stress rises due to physical and economic stress. In seven parts a multidisciplinary team analyzes hydrological processes in basins and their interaction with climate, soil and biota. Competing water use in agriculture, industry and domestic needs require savings, decontamination processes and desalination to satisfy the growing demand. Water quality affects health and ecosystems. This creates conflicts and cooperation that may be enhanced by public policy, institution building and social organization.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Water Resources in Mexico: A Conceptual Introduction

    Spring, Úrsula Oswald (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Mexico’s Water Challenges for the 21st Century

    Cortés, Felipe I. ArreguÍn (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Integrated Water Management in Hydrological Basins:Multidisciplinary and Multi-Institutionality as an Action Paradigm

    Cohen, Ignacio Sánchez (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • Analysis of Weather Time Series for Decision-making in Mexico

    Padilla, Gabriel Díaz (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

  • Coastal Aquifers of Sonora: Hydrogeological Analysis Maintaining a Sustainable Equilibrium

    Medina, Miguel Rangel (et al.)

    Pages 73-85

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eBook $259.00
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Hardcover $329.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-05431-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $329.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27130-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Resources in Mexico
Book Subtitle
Scarcity, Degradation, Stress, Conflicts, Management, and Policy
Editors
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
Series Title
Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-05432-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-05432-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-05431-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27130-4
Series ISSN
1865-5793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 530
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