Study of the Vulnerability of Basic Social Infrastructure of the Mexico’s North Border for Purposes of Resiliency and Adaptation to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change

  • Víctor Manuel Lopez-LopezEmail author
  • Artemisa M. Reyes-Gallegos
  • Cynthia Lopez-Galvez


The infrastructure to deliver public services represents the backbone of global society and its development since local climate change official documents consider as strategic the basic social infrastructure for primary networks related to the provision of water, energy, transport and communications. This represents a good opportunity to approach the increasing weather-climate risks to the social infrastructure projects. On the other hand, according to the World Bank it has decreased the amount of life loss due to natural hazards and disasters, but in contrast, each decade the population increases, thus affecting in their belongings and the social infrastructure exposed to the danger of the climate. Related to the above and taking into account the commitments and aspirations in the field of climate change in Mexico, we proposed a research project in our universities related to vulnerability of the basic social infrastructure of Mexico´s north border, for purposes of resilience and adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change. The general project aim is to identify and classify the basic social infrastructure at the north border States of the Country related to the socio-economic and biophysical vulnerability (climate change impacts) to suggest adaptation and resilience measures. These paper aims to expose the results of these initiative and points out some opportunities for university students and the incorporation of the variable climate change in major projects, including the National Infrastructure Program that worth 600 billion dollars.


Climate change Adaptation Social infrastructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor Manuel Lopez-Lopez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Artemisa M. Reyes-Gallegos
    • 2
  • Cynthia Lopez-Galvez
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)Unidad Profesional “Adolfo López Mateos” del IPN. Delegación G.A.MMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Student at Universidad Jesuita de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico

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