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Protecting People and Water in Mexico City

Image Credit: by Maria Doerr

Clean, fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources. This week Making Contact contributor Maria Doerr looks at what is being done to safeguard the watersheds of Mexico City— the natural water systems that provide water to one of the largest metropolises in the world.


Jürgen Hoth, Conservation International Mexico; Dr. Marisa Mazari, researcher at Sustainable Sciences Lab, Institute of Ecology, UNAM; Community members of Coajomulco and Nepopualco; Filiberto Torres Gonzalez and Juan Manuel Cárdenas Gómez of CBTA 71; Celia Sánchez González and Mireya Sánchez Mendoza of the San Bernabé Ocotepec Ecological Park.

For more information:

Conservation International web site

UN Global Compact – What Do “Water Scarcity”, “Water Stress”, and “Water Risk” Actually Mean?

Mexico City’s Water Crisis – From Source to Sewer, by Jonathan Watts

Music Credits:


Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zefrino Huervo

Image Credit: by Maria Doerr

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