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Self-management of water: uses of rainwater harvesting. The case of Sierra de Mexico

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Abigail Martínez Mendoza ,
Abigail Martínez Mendoza

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Ciudad de México, México

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David López Zamora ,
David López Zamora

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Ciudad de México, México

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Abstract

Introduction: Rainwater harvesting and self-management of water are promising approaches to address water scarcity and limited access to safe drinking water. These approaches require the active participation of individuals and communities, fostering solidarity, cooperation and trust among them. At the same time, it is essential to be supported by government policies that promote and facilitate the implementation of rainwater harvesting systems and establish a sound regulatory basis for their safe and effective use. Methods: A mixed approach was used, combining the benefits of qualitative research with documentary reviews. This approach allowed us to examine and describe key aspects related to water self-management, social capital and the role of government policies in the implementation of rainwater harvesting, especially in the community of La Lupita in Lerma, State of Mexico. Results: This community has implemented traditional self-management strategies to cope with water scarcity, such as rainwater harvesting and the use of community reservoirs. However, challenges in water supply persist, especially during the dry season. Conclusions: It is necessary to promote integral solutions that combine rainwater harvesting with governmental actions and promote education on responsible water use.

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Martínez Mendoza A, López Zamora D. Self-management of water: uses of rainwater harvesting. The case of Sierra de Mexico. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 16 [cited 2024 May 21];3:695. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/695

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