River Basin Closure and Institutional Change in Mexico's Lerma-Chapala Basin

P. Wester, C.A. Scott, M. Burton

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    This paper discusses the institutional arrangements for water management in the Lerma-Chapala basin in central Mexico and how well they are dealing with basin closure. An overview of the basin's water resources and uses (e.g. irrigated agriculture, and urban and irrigated water supply) is given. In addition, the legal, policy and institutional conditions affecting the governance and management of river basin are explored. This basin profile provides the backdrop for an analysis of the essential functions for river basin management. Some key challenges facing the basin, namely surface and groundwater allocation mechanisms and the management of derivative water, are reviewed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIrrigation and River Basin Management. Options for Governance and Institutions
    EditorsM. Svendsen
    Place of PublicationOxon
    PublisherCABI Publishing
    ISBN (Print)9780851996721
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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