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Effects of climate change on water resources in Mexico

Jorge Alejandro Silva (ESCA Santo Tomás, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico)
Dulce María Monroy Becerril (ESCA Santo Tomás, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico)
Esteban Martínez Díaz (ESCA Santo Tomás, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 30 August 2022

Issue publication date: 7 March 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This systematic review of literature purposes to explore the impact of climate change on Mexico's water resources, exploring the impacts and efforts to address the problem as well as their effectiveness.

Design/methodology/approach

The researcher relied on several tools to obtain scholarly articles. The primary approach was using preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The Journal Impact Factor was an important consideration for the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The work also excluded all journals predating 2009. The work emphasized using journal articles. However, it consulted textbooks and documents from the government and water conservation sources. Contextually the sources with the highest Journal Impact Factor index were selected, paying heed to their relevance to the topic under investigation. Fifty sources out of seventy were included in the systematic review.

Findings

Mexico's already strained water resources have been negatively impacted by climate change, behooving the Mexican government to implement various mitigative strategies. However, scholars reported mixed results on the effectiveness of the various policies and programs implemented by the Mexican government. Key impediments to sustainable implementations entailed the political and social contexts surrounding the conservation policies in Mexico.

Originality/value

Numerous articles have explored the impact of climate change on Mexico's water resources, but many focus on a specific aspect. This work took a holistic approach, synthesizing multiple impacts and providing a sociological perspective on the effects, mitigation efforts, and implementation challenges.

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Citation

Silva, J.A., Monroy Becerril, D.M. and Martínez Díaz, E. (2023), "Effects of climate change on water resources in Mexico", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 34 No. 2, pp. 408-427. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-03-2022-0081

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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