|Author:||Wester, P. ; Scott, C. A. ; Burton, M.|
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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.
groundwater, institution building, institutions, irrigation,law, organizations, politics, social participation, surface water, urbanareas, water allocation, water balance, water management, water policy,water resources, water rights, water supply, water use, watershedmanagement, watersheds, Mexico, North America, America, DevelopingCountries, Threshold Countries, Latin America, OECD Countries, catchmentareas, citizen participation, legal aspects, legal principles,stakeholders, water legislation, water resource management, watersupplies, watering, Agencies and Organizations (DD100), Laws andRegulations (DD500), Policy and Planning (EE120), Soil Water Management(Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly SoilWater Management], Water Resources (PP200), Public Services andInfrastructure (UU300), Community Participation and Development (UU450)(New March 2000), Social Psychology and Social Anthropology (UU485) (NewMarch 2000)