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Water resource management in hydrological basins: the case of Mexico
HUMBERTO SILVA HIDALGO
IGNACIO MARTIN
MARIA TERESA ALARCON HERRERA
ALFREDO GRANADOS OLIVAS
Acceso Abierto
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Basin management
Surface water use
Water resources use planning
Integrated water resource management (IWRM) has been recently incorporated to the Mexican national water policies through the National Waters Law. The objective of this document is to identify the area of opportunity for the development of mathematical models that would facilitate the instrumentation of IWRM at a national level. The legal, institutional and normative frameworks were analyzed for this purpose, as were the social participation mechanisms foreseen since the modification of the National Waters Law in the year 2004. It is concluded that in Mexico there exist the legal, institutional, normative and social participation conditions necessary for the management of water resources. They must be used to define a general work frame for the development, construction and instrumentation of mathematical basin models. In addition, there is a series of local water distribution procedures known by the water users that are compatible with the current norms addressing the determination of water availability. This constitutes a niche for research, since it is possible to develop a general model for the analysis of water distribution or river/dam system operation that is acceptable to the users without compromising science. Similar processes are being performed in other countries as in Mexico, and so the results of this study can be very useful.
2008
Memoria de congreso
Inglés
OTRAS
Versión revisada
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