Water Planning under an Unsustainable Condition: Challenges for the Laguna Region, Mexico Conference Paper uri icon


  • The case of the Laguna region offers an example of how the water planning process under conditions of unsustainable water use, gets involved with social, economic, political and historical complexities of stakeholders' conditions and priorities. Four main findings were identified as disturbers that threaten the sustainable possibilities for the region using a qualitative approach: lack of research on planning and management, communication dissonance among stakeholders, disagreement over problem identification and disagreement over solutions. Any new strategy for water planning must include an integrated research program that could identify priorities on research; it should consider needs, perspectives and participation of all water users; promote the development of a mechanism that helps identify the problems and develop a communication strategy that improves trust and effective feedback among stakeholders. 2010 ASCE.

name of conference

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010

published proceedings

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010

author list (cited authors)

  • Rosario, S., Ronald, K. A., & Giardino, J. R.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Rosario, Sanchez||Ronald, Kaiser A||Giardino, John R