Water Policy in Mexico

Economic, Institutional and Environmental Considerations

  • Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas

Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mexican Water Policy As Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas
      Pages 3-17
    3. Hector Manuel Arias-Rojo, Roberto Fernando Salmón-Castelo
      Pages 19-51
  3. Sectorial Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Antonio Yunez-Naude, Patricia C. Aguilar-Mendez
      Pages 55-74
    3. Luis Alberto Seguí Amórtegui, Gabriela Moeller-Chávez, Andrés De Andrés Mosquera
      Pages 75-87
    4. Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas, Faustino Gomez-Santiz, Erandi Maldonado-Villalpando
      Pages 89-113
  4. Institutional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas, Diego Garcia-Vega, Hugo Amador Herrera-Torres
      Pages 137-152
    3. Jorge Arturo Hidalgo-Toledo, Cipriana Hernández-Arce, Sergio Vargas-Velázquez
      Pages 153-169
    4. Ricardo Hernández-Murillo, Sazcha Marcelo Olivera-Villarroel
      Pages 171-185
    5. Luis Enrique Ramos Bustillos, Gustavo A. Ortiz Rendón
      Pages 187-211
    6. Sergio Vargas-Velázquez
      Pages 213-234
  5. International Water Issues

  6. Present and Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Eduardo Ríos Patrón, Daniel Iura González Terrazas, Ignacio Daniel González Mora
      Pages 283-307
  7. Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 331-336

About this book


Mexico is currently facing severe problems with water availability, wastage and contamination. The most contaminated and over-exploited water resources are concentrated in the most populated areas of the country, where water is scarcer and its quality makes it unsuitable for a variety of uses, including human consumption. At the same time it is indisputable that water quality is a determining factor in public health and ecosystems. The significant growth in population and industry results in a high demand for water, along with contaminating discharges, few of which are treated – and the impact upon the ecosystems is evident. This book addresses all these topics in a single volume, taking into account the challenges presented by the economic, institutional and environmental considerations in Mexico’s water policy framework.


Mexico Water policy Environmental Policy Institutional Policy Water Economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de EconomíaUniversidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMSNH)Morelia, MichoacanMexico

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