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Water 2019, 11(2), 295; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11020295

Evaluation of Sanitation Strategies and Initiatives Implemented in Mexico from Community Capitals Point of View

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Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada Sur No. 2501, Col. Tecnologico, Monterrey, N.L., C.P. 64849, Mexico
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Departamento de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada Sur No. 2501, Col. Tecnologico, Monterrey, N.L., C.P. 64849, Mexico
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Received: 3 January 2019 / Revised: 17 January 2019 / Accepted: 19 January 2019 / Published: 8 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management and Governance)
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Abstract

Sanitation is fundamental to human development and well-being. For developing countries, such as Mexico, one of the greatest long-term challenges is to treat all the wastewater generated. Several projects have been implemented to achieve this goal, but, due to the idiosyncrasies of local people, they have failed. This study aims to analyze both, previous and current sanitation strategies and initiatives that are implemented in Mexico. Through the analysis of data reported by the literature, using the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) and focusing on human factors, the data was analyzed to identify whether communities are being considered to guarantee the success of the technologies and resources implemented. Besides the lack of information, it was understood that, despite the governance efforts to provide sanitation, the task remains incomplete; some top priority drivers, such as population growth and water supply, seem to define the progress or decline in providing quality basic sanitation services. Using the CCF, it was observed that financial, political, and built (infrastructural) are being prioritized over the human, social, cultural, and natural capitals. Therefore, it is important to highlight the communities’ point of view on the development and decision making of projects and public policies, not just for sanitation but also for common well-being. View Full-Text
Keywords: Community Capitals Framework; public policies; sanitation services; sustainability; SDGs Community Capitals Framework; public policies; sanitation services; sustainability; SDGs
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Turrén-Cruz, T.; García-Rodríguez, J.A.; López Zavala, M.Á. Evaluation of Sanitation Strategies and Initiatives Implemented in Mexico from Community Capitals Point of View. Water 2019, 11, 295.

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