The Lerma-Chapala Watershed

Evaluation and Management

  • Anne M. Hansen
  • Manfred van Afferden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Natural Resources and Management in the Basin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Javier Aparicio
      Pages 3-30
    3. Pedro F. Zárate-Del Valle, François Michaud, Claude Parrón, Gabriel Solana-Espinoza, Isabel Israde-Alcántara, Hermes U. Ramírez-Sánchez et al.
      Pages 31-57
    4. Benjamín de León-Mojarro, Raúl Medina-Mendoza, Arturo González-Casillas
      Pages 59-92
  3. Pollution and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Anne M. Hansen, Manfred van Afferden
      Pages 95-121
  4. Lake Chapala

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Owen T. Lind, Laura Dávalos-Lind
      Pages 139-149
    3. Anatoliy E. Filonov, Irina E. Tereshchenko, César O. Monzón
      Pages 151-182
    4. José de Anda, Harvey Shear
      Pages 183-198
    5. Rodrigo Moncayo-Estrada, Héctor René Buelna-Osben
      Pages 215-242
  5. Social and Economical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Sonia Dávila-Poblete, Ana Helena Treviño-Carrillo
      Pages 269-290
    3. Christopher A. Scott, Paula Silva-Ochoa, Valentín Florencio-Cruz, Philippus Wester
      Pages 291-323
    4. Juan Manuel Huerta, Montserrat Serra, Ricardo Sandoval
      Pages 325-341
    5. Philippus Wester, Roberto Melville, Sergio Ramos-Osorio
      Pages 343-369
  6. Summary and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Anna M. Hansen, Manfred van Afferden
      Pages 373-377
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-385

About this book


James O. Leckie Environmental Engineering and Science Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4020, USA Nearly 10 years have passed since the beginning of the systematic studies of the Lerma-Chapala Basin coordinated by the Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua. Although many public and private institutions, universities and research centers have conducted studies on the Lerma­ Chapala Basin over the last two decades, the need for a comprehensive summary of the findings of those studies has become increasingly obvious and important for this critical water resource. The Lerma-Chapala Basin is located in the central part of Mexico, and partly occupies five states. The watershed comprises the Lerma river and Lake Chapala. With a length of over 700 km, the tributary watershed covers 2 approximately 54,000 km . The basin accounts for more than one-third of the country's economic activity, one-fifth of all commerce and one-eighth of the nation's agricultural land. The watershed receives 3% of the country's total rainfall, less than 1 % of the runoff, and accounts for 13% of the total groundwater.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anne M. Hansen
    • 1
  • Manfred van Afferden
    • 1
  1. 1.Mexican Institute of Water TechnologyJiutepecMexico

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5125-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0545-7
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