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A Strategic Water Overview

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:51

In some regions, Mexico has privileged water sources, which promotes economic and social development. But the high population density in urban areas, such as the Valley of Mexico, has heightened stress levels in some of the country’s Hydrological Administrative Regions (HARs). The declaration of water as a basic human right makes it mandatory for the government to address this problem.
The issue, however, is not just about water availability, it is about the optimization of federal and municipal resources to build better water infrastructure. The National Infrastructure Program 2014-2018 considered many strategic projects for sustainable development. Some are still under review or under construction, while only a few were completed during the Peña Nieto administration. The government also targeted new sources of water supply and to replace volumes with better quality water through the inclusion of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), aqueducts and desalinization plants.