Latin America

How improving water security is tackling the gender gap in Mexico City

Nature-based solutions could help make water more accessible. Image: Unsplash/Harry Grout

Alejandra Bosch

Water and Green Infrastructure Analyst, World Resources Institute

Eduardo Hinojosa Robles

Water and Green Infrastructure Coordinator, WRI Mexico

John-Rob Pool

Implementation Manager, Cities4Forests, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

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Karina Sagaón García, a resident of the Campestre Potrero neighborhood in the municipality of Iztapalapa, is a participant in Mexico City's Rain Harvest program. The program aims to improve water security and reduce burdens on women. Image: SEDEMA

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Staff from the Secretariat of the Environment of Mexico City (SEDEMA) register people interested in enrolling in the state’s Rain Harvest program in March 2021. The program aims to boost water security in drought-prone Mexico City while improving equity. Image: SEDEMA

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Mexico City has five sources of water supply. Image: World Bank
an infographic showing key stats on water sources in mexico city
The water harvest programme is advancing gender equality. Image: World Bank
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