Abstract for: The many faces of water management: The case of Mexico City Valley

Research of water management in Mexico City Valley has been approached mainly taking into account a single point of view. Although well intentioned policies have been formulated, the challenge of supplying water to 22 million of persons and their industries has not been met in full. This paper suggests that solid policy formulation may come from a systemic view, that takes into account different perspectives of the water management problem: engineering, finance, culture, politics and human development. This paper presents dynamic models of each of these perspectives and the resulting policies for water management.