Fuente: Smart Water Magazine
Hermosillo, Mexico (Wikipedia/CC)
Ramón González Bravo
One of the first quantitative estimates of the relationships in the Water-Energy-Food nexus has been developed by the Monterrey Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, using as a case study the water scarcity issues in the coastal Hermosillo region of Mexico.
The tool developed in this study serves as a basis for decision-making processes for the public and private sectors (national and local agencies in charge of the different sectors, farmers, industry, civil society organisations, academia, etc.), to encourage sustainable development, taking into account several variables such as municipal, agricultural and industrial demands. It allows considering different alternatives to meet the objectives of the actors involved.
With tools such as this we strive to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, specifically Goal 6 (Access to safe, affordable drinking water for all), Goal 2 (Zero hunger and malnutrition), Goal 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and communities).
At the Latin American and Caribbean Water Centre we are starting to integrate disciplines based on the interactions of the Water-Energy-Food nexus and we work on multidisciplinary projects to further the sustainable use of water resources. That is, we promote the development of state-of-the-art technology to ensure we have sustainable urban environments in the future.
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