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WHEN TURN OUR BACKS ON THE RIVER The Sabinal River case study. Erika Diaz Pascacio Program Coordinator, State Government of Chiapas M.S. Environmental Management, The University of Queensland, Australia. The Mission Movie. III. Sabinal River. II. Water resources in Chiapas.

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when turn our backs on the river the sabinal river case study
WHEN TURN OUR BACKS ON THE RIVERThe Sabinal Rivercase study

Erika Diaz Pascacio

Program Coordinator, State Government of Chiapas

M.S. Environmental Management, The University of Queensland, Australia

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III. Sabinal

River

II. Waterresources

in Chiapas

  • Overview of waterresources in
  • Mexico

Outline

General Info about the river & area

Description of the problem

Loss of CONNECTION

Getting our river back

Plenty of water resources but lack of potable water for human consumption

River shapes

The most important rivers

River pollution

Ways of accessing water

i overview of rivers and water supply in mexico ia river shapes
I. Overview of rivers and water supply in Mexico - Ia. River shapes

Rivers are short, usually not navigable with modest flow, especially those with the Pacific gradient.

ic river pollution
Ic. River pollution
  • 75% of rivers and lakes are considered polluted.
  • 50% of the availability of water is wasted.
  • 70% of domestic water sewage is untreated.
  • Only 26% of industrial water is treated.
id ways of accessing water
Id. Ways of accessing water

Water availability per capita from

1950 to 2005 (m3/person/year)

ii water resources in chiapas
II. Water resources in Chiapas
  • 30% surface water of the country
  • 54% hydroelectric power
  • 50% households with running water
  • 118 municipalities (local govt.)
  • 40% indigenous people
  • 21% illiteracy rate
iii the sabinal river case study a general info location
III. The Sabinal River case study a. General Info Location
  • 16 km length
  • 14 tributaries or micro watersheds
  • 5 municipalities
loss of g reen areas in urban settings
 Loss of green areas in urban settings

London

20.5 m2/person

Tuxtla Gutiérrez

4.9 m2/person

Los Ángeles

6.6 m2/person

 Loss of cultural identity

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Neighborhoods visited

Paseo del Bosque

San Marcos

Unidad Chiapaneca

Infonavit Grijalva

Bella Vista

San Agustín. Plan de Ayala

Paso Limón

Infonavit Laborante

Rincón de los Lagos

Nvo. Eden

Obrera

El Vergel y Brasilito

7 de Octubre

El Campanario

Alfonso Guillen

Chapultepec

Frac. Lumha

Fracc. El Bosque

Plan de Ayala

La Herradura

San Roque

El Calvario

Puente Buena Vista

Frac. Mactumatza

Parque Madero

Las Brisas

Barrio Juy Juy

Tzocotumbak

Rinconada del sol

Barrio San Francisco

Terán

Módulo II

Fracc. Las Arboledas

Hidalgo, 5 mayo

Solidaridad Chiapaneca

Arroyo de Piedra

Las Delicias

Roberto Albores Guillen

Barrio colon

Loma bonita

Cerro Hueco

Ampli. Loma Bonita

El Triunfo

San José Terán

Los trabajadores

Fracc. San Fco. El Sabinal

Villa del Río

Santa Teresita

San Pascualito

Sto. Domingo

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“Never doubt that a handful of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing ever has.” - Margaret Mead

The Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas