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Hexagon Series on
Human, Environmental Security and Peace (HESP)


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Úrsula Oswald Spring (Ed.): Water Resources in Mexico. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 7 (Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer, 2012) due: 30 September 2011

ISBN: 978-3-642-05431-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-642-05432-7 (Online)

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-05432-7

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Water resources in Mexico are threatened by scarcity, pollution, and climate change. In two decades water consumption has doubled, leading to water stress in dry seasons and in semi-arid and arid regions. Water stress is rising due to physical and economic pressure. In five sections, a multidisciplinary team analyses hydrological processes in basins and their interactions with climate, soil, and biota. Competing water use in agriculture, industry, and for domestic consumption requires savings, decontamination processes, and desalination to satisfy growing demands. Water quality affects health and ecosystems. This creates both conflicts and cooperation that may be enhanced by policy, institution building, and social organization.

Contents: Introduction – Part 1: Hydrological processes and management of basins - Part II: Water Use, Availability, and Alternative Sources – Part III: Water Quality, Pollution, and Health - Part IV: Social Effects, Conflicts, and Hydro-diplomacy - Part V: Public Policy, Economy of Water, Institutions, and Legal Aspects - Conclusions.

All chapters were anonymously peer reviewed.
     
About the Editor

Oswald Spring

Úrsula Oswald Spring is research professor at the Centre for Regional Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM) in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); national coordinator of water research (RETAC); first Chair of Social Vulnerability at the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and a lead author of WG2 of the IPCC. She was the first Minister of the Environment in Morelos, President of IPRA, and Secretary-General of the Latin American Council of Peace Research (CLAIP). She has written extensively on sustainability, development, gender, disasters, and poverty, and collaborates with peasants and marginal women. She has been involved in conflict resolution.

     
Author of the Foreword

Estela Morales Campos is currently Humanities’ Coordinator and Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She holds a PhD in Latin American Studies, and is a researcher and postgraduate teacher at UNAM. She is part of the National Researchers’ System SNI level III and regular member of the Mexican Academy of Science. She has published various books and articles in national and international journals.

Estela Morales Campos
     
About the Authors

 

Alcocer Can, Ligia is a bromatological biochemist at the Yucatan Autonomous University.
Alcocer Yamanaka, Víctor Hugo is a hydraulic specialist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Arreguín Cortés, Felipe is a Civil and Technical Deputy Director of the Mexican National Water Commission and a professor at DEPFI-UNAM.
Arreola Mendoza, Laura is a medical doctor (ESM-IPN) and a lecturer at the National Polytechnic Institute.
Avelar González, Francisco Javier is a lecturer, researcher and head of the Physiology and Pharmacology Department at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes.
Barceló Quintal, Manuel is a Chemical Engineer and professor at the Autonomous University of Yucatan.
Barkin, David is a full-time researcher at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (Xochimilco Campus) in Mexico City.
Barbier, Olivier Christophe is a lecturer and researcher in the Research and Advanced Studies Centre of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico
Bourguett Ortiz, Víctor Javier is a civil engineer (UNAM) and sub-coordinator of urban hydraulics at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Cabrera Sansores, Armando is part of the Faculty Development Program (PROMEP) at the Autonomous University of Yucatan.
Calderón Mólgora, César Guillermo works at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA) and is in charge of the Membrane Processes Laboratory at IMTA.
Chávez Ramírez, Eduardo is an Associate Researcher at the National Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock Research Institute (INIFAP).
Cortés Mejía, Petronilo E. is a civil engineer and works as a specialist in hydrology at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Cortés Muñoz, Juana Enriqueta has been responsible for treatment and water quality at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA) since 1987.
Corzo Juárez, Carlos works in the sub-coordination of groundwater hydrology division at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Cruz Gutiérrez, Flor Virginia is a specialist in hydrology at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
De la Garza González, Salvador Israel is a technologist at the Environmental Engineering Department of the Mexican Corporation for Investigation of Materials (COMIMSA).
Del Razo Jiménez, Luz María works at the Laboratory of Biotransformation of Heavy Metals and Oxidative Stress (CINVESTAV).
Descroix Jambon, Luc is a researcher at the Development Research Institute (IRD-LTHE) at Grenoble.
Díaz Padilla, Gabriel is a full-time researcher at the modelling network in INIFAP.
Domínguez Serrano, Judith coordinates the social dimension area of the Mexican Carbon Programme.
Dzul López, Alejandro is a lecturer and researcher at the Technological Institute of La Laguna. Equihua Zamora, Miguel is a full-time researcher at the Institute of Ecology at UNAM.
Escamilla Silva, Eleazar Máximo is a lecturer and researcher at the Technological Institute of Celaya.
Escobedo Sagaz, José Luis is a lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Economics at the Autonomous University of Coahuila.
Galván Fernández, Antonina is a hydrological engineer at the Autonomous Metropolitan University.
Garatuza Payán, Jaime is an agronomic engineer at the Autonomous Agrarian University “Antonio Narro”.
Germán Soto, Vicente is a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Economics, Autonomous University of Coahuila.
González Barrios, José Luis is a researcher at the National Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock Research Institute (INIFAP).
González Cervantes, Guillermo is a full-time researcher at the National Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock Research Institute (INIFAP).
González Gutiérrez, Linda Victoria works as an environmental engineer at the Electrochemistry Technological Research and Development Centre in Queretaro.
González Herrera, Arturo is a hydrologist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
González Pérez, Claudia Rocío is part of the National Researchers’ System SNI, level III.
González Reynoso, Arsenio Ernesto is technical secretary for special projects at the University Programme of City Studies at UNAM.
Guajardo Panes, Rafael Alberto has been an associate researcher at the modelling network at INIFAP since 2008.
Guerrero Barrera, Alma Lilián is a visiting professor at CINVESTAV and a member of the National Researchers System SNI level I.
Gutiérrez Mendieta, Francisco is a full-time researcher at the Autonomous Metropolitan University.
Hansen, Anne Marie is a full-time researcher in the Hydrological Coordination Division at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Herrera Mendoza, Raúl is head of the Environmental Engineering Department at the Mexican Corporation of Investigation of Materials (COMIMSA).
Jaramillo Juárez, Fernando is head of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes.
López López, Alberto is a full-time researcher at the Centre for Research and Assistance in Technology and Design in the State of Jalisco (CIATEJ).
López Pérez, Mario has worked at the National Water Commission for 30 years and is a manager at the Engineering and Technical Standards Division (CONAGUA),
Lyons, John is curator of fishes at the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum.
Maldonado Silvestre, Juan is a hydrologist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Marengo Mogollón, Humberto has worked for more than thirty years as a public administrator at the Federal Commission for Electricity.
Mariano Romero, Carlos Eduardo is a mechanical engineer at the University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Michoacan.
Martín Domínguez, Alejandra is under-coordinator of potabilization at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Martínez Rivera, Luis Manuel is a researcher and head of the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources at the South Coast University Centre of the University of Guadalajara.
Martínez Saldaña, María Consolación is head of the Morphology Department at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes.
Mathuriau, Catherine is a researcher at the Ecology of Ecosystems Laboratory in the Centre for Ecosystem Research at UNAM.
Mejía González, Miguel Ángel is a hydrology specialist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Mejía Sáez, Enrique is a full-time researcher at the College of Postgraduates – Montecillo Campus.
Mercado Silva, Norman works at the University of Arizona, and is a visiting professor at the University of Guadalajara.
Monreal Saavedra, Rogelio works at the Universidad de Sonora.
Montellano Palacios, Leticia is a hydrologist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA).
Morales Novelo, Jorge A. is a full-time researcher at the Department of Economics at the UAM-Azcapozalco
Muñoz Villers, Lyssette Elena was an associate postdoctoral fellow at the Oregon State University, USA (2008-2010).
Ortiz Rendón, Gustavo Armando is an hydrologist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology as under-coordinator of Economic Water Technology.
Oswald Spring, Úrsula is a full-time researcher at the Regional Centre of Multidisciplinary Research at UNAM and national coordinator of RETAC.
Pacheco Ávila, Julia is part of the Faculty Development Program (PROMEP) at UAY,
Pacheco Perera, Mercy is a lecturer and researcher at the Autonomous University of Yucatan.
Palacios Vélez, Enrique has been an agronomic engineer since 1976 specializing in irrigation at the National School of Agriculture in Chapingo.
Peña, Francisco works at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS-Occidente).
Pérez Espejo, Rosario is a full-time researcher at the Institute of Economic Research (IIEc-UNAM).
Perry, Eugene C. Jr. is a professor of geology and geochemistry at the Northern Illinois University.
Pineda Pablos, Nicolas is a researcher and lecturer at the College of Sonora, where he coordinates the Programme of Political Studies and Public Administration.
Piña Soberanis, Martín is currently a hydrologist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Ramírez López, Elsa Marcela is a lecturer and researcher on biochemical engineering of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes
Rangel Medina, Miguel is professor of environmental geology, hydrogeology, and hydrochemistry at the Department of Geology in the University of Sonora.
Reyes Sánchez, José Luis has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Paris V Xavier Bichat, Lausanne, Nice, Cambridge, Einstein College of Medicine, N. Y. Medical College.
Rivera Huerta, María de Lourdes is a hydrologist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Rodríguez Tapia, Lilia is in charge of the area of economic development and environment at the Department of Economics on the UAM campus at Azcapotzalco.
Rodríguez, Julio César Casas is a phytotechnic agronomic engineer at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon.
Salazar Adams, Alejandro works as a lecturer and researcher on the Programme of Political Studies and Public Administration at the College of Sonora.
Sánchez Cohen, Ignacio has been director of the National Centre for Disciplinary Research on Water, Soil, Plant, and Atmosphere Relationships at INIFAP.
Serrano Oswald, Serena Eréndira (translator) is vice-president of the Mexican Association of Regional Science Research (AMECIDER).
Tapia Silva, Felipe Omar has been a full-time researcher at the Research Centre in Geography and Geomatics Ing. Jorge L. Tamayo AC (Geo Centre) in Mexico City.
Tobón Marín, Conrado de Jesús is a researcher at the National University of Colombia in Medellin.
Tzatchkov, Velitchko is a hydraulic specialist at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology.
Vallejo Rodríguez, Ramiro works on his PhD in the Inter-institutional Programme on Science and Technology (CIATEJ).
Vandervaere, Jean Pierre works as a researcher and lecturer in the Sciences of Earth and the Universe at the University of Grenoble in France.
Velázquez Olimán, Guadalupe is a freelance researcher living in Quintana Roo.
Wagner, Niklas is currently working as a chemist at Chemtech Services, Inc. Watts Thorp, Christopher John works as a full-time researcher at the University of Sonora.
Zamora Saenz, Itzkuauhtli works for a consulting firm called Strategic Territorial Projects.

     
About the Translator
Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald works for research projects funded by the Mexican Council of Science (CONACYT), and lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level. An active feminist and family therapist, she also works as a professional academic translator and interpreter with over 9 languages. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology (UNAM), an MSc in Social Psychology (LSE), an MFT Family Therapy (Instituto CRISOL), and a BA Hons in Political Studies and History (SOAS). She has published extensively on gender, social representations, identities, peace, motherhood, and migration and has given papers in over 50 congresses. She is currently vice-president of the Mexican Association of Regional Development (AMECIDER).
 
About RETAC
RETAC is the Scientific Network on Water (RETAC) of the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) that addresses new scientific, political, social, cultural, and business challenges to contribute to a sustainable administration and an equitable water management policy.
     

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This seventh volume of the Hexagon Book Series on
Human, Environmental Security and Peace: HESP

was made possible by a research grant of the
Mexican Council of Science (CONACYT)

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