How Countries Manage Water: Mexico

By Ben Miller, Emilie Sweigart

A close look at the country's top water-related challenges - and the government's efforts to address them.

This article was adapted from AQ's latest issue on the politics of water.

Mexico has a relatively high concentration of fresh water sources in the more sparsely populated southern states. The nation’s major cities, which hold over 75% of the population, are located near less than 30% of the nation’s water resources and struggle with drought, contamination and overexploitation of drinking water. Mexico City sits atop a sinking lake bed and experiences consistent rainfall and flooding between May...

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