Sarah St. George Freeman, Casey Brown, Hector Cañada, Veronica Martinez, Adriana Palma Nava, Patrick Ray, Diego Rodriguez, Andres Romo, Jacob Tracy, Eduardo Vázquez, Sungwook Wi, Frederick Boltz, Resilience by design in Mexico City: A participatory human-hydrologic systems approach,
Water Security, Volume 9, 2020
Urban systems are embedded within and thereby reliant upon the complex systems of their surrounding watersheds. Building the freshwater resilience of urban systems therefore hinges on building the freshwater resilience of the larger human-hydrological systems within which they are nested. This consideration creates a system of feedbacks and tradeoffs which are critical to the resilience of the system as well as complex to manage from both hydrological and institutional perspectives. There are few pragmatic examples within the literature of how to plan for freshwater resilience in urban hydrological systems. This article shows an example of the freshwater resilience planning and investment prioritization process for the water supply of Mexico City and the surrounding supply systems.