Energy Assessment on the Current Urban Water Systems and Management Proposal for Water Resources in Mexico City -2011
Mexico City’s Water System requires 1.32 kWh per cubic meter of water, which is supplied, drained, treated and expelled from the basin. Addressing the problems of scarcity and flooding in the Valley of Mexico implies moving from one approach based on the expansion of water infrastructure, towards a model of decision making focused on a systemic water management perspective.
The energy consumption index calculated from this analysis was used in designing an appropriate national mitigation action (NAMA Urbana) “Designing Sustainable Communities”, developed by the National Housing Commission.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT