ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 4, Número 2. Jul-Dic 2007

SMALL DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS: BETWEEN SELF-MANAGEMENT AND MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HIDALGO, MÉXICO

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The presence of municipal commissions or decentralized operating organisms in a municipality seems to be a constant in water management for domestic use in the municipalities of the state of Hidalgo, but, as will be shown later, there are also institutions created and administered by users themselves. This essay has as objectives to document some conflicts that have arisen between self-managing community institutions and municipalities over administration of drinking water systems, and to present the theoretical discussion over the capacity of users to manage hydraulic systems they use for water supply. The information gathered provides elements for debate over the pertinence of small systems managed by users in comparison with a centralized and bureaucratic administration. In the particular case of the state of Hidalgo, decentralization of drinking water systems has created local bureaucracies which weaken the community institutions created by the users.

Palabras clave: Irrigation system administration, self-management, hydraulic bureaucracy, conflicts in water management, water decentralization

Volumen 4, Número 2

Volumen 4, Número 2
Jul-Dic 2007


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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