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Water Shortage and Property Investing In Mexico City [HBS 9-210-085]

Water Shortage and Property Investing In Mexico City [HBS 9-210-085]

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A water meter might help, but what are the problems?

Liquid assets.

It is what it is.

Aging water pipes - Looks like the pipes we had in New Orleans.

Water infrastructure

Ramon Aguire Head of Mexico City's water system

Cutzamala reservoir in Mexico

Wasting water

Partnerships? I thought water was a public good.

Can water actually lead to conflict?

  • Wayne Marr
    Wayne Marr

    That's true. And it's a big mess around the world.

  • Jeff Carter
    Jeff Carter

    We ought to set up a water market. There isn't any price discipline in the market

Differences in national income equality around the world as measured by the national Gini coefficient. The Gini coefficient is a number between 0 and 1, where 0 corresponds with perfect equality (where everyone has the same income) and 1 corresponds with perfect inequality (where one person has all the income, and everyone else has zero income).

Lake Texcoco

What country's flag?

What country is in brown?


We use these in Alaska!

Greater Mexico City (Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México), a metropolitan area with more than 19 million inhabitants including Mexico's capital (Distrito Federal, or DF) with about 9 million inhabitants, faces tremendous water challenges. These include groundwater overexploitation, land subsidence, the risk of major flooding, the impacts of increasing urbanization, poor water quality, inefficient water use, a low share of wastewater treatment, health concerns about the reuse of wastewater.

Dry Taps in Mexico City: A Water Crisis Gets Worse Read more: A child walks close to a measuring pile at the lake reservoir, in Villa Victoria, outside of Mexico City, on April 7, 2009. Authorities reported on Tuesday this will be one of the most serious water shortages in recent memory.