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Volumen 13, Número 1. Ene-Mar 2016

PERCEPTION OF POLLUTION OF THE TLAPANECO RIVER BY THE RIVERSIDE POPULATION

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This article presents the perception of inhabitants of the communities of the Tlapaneco River basin, in the state of Guerrero, México, regarding the river water’s pollution, its effects, its origin, the expected benefits of cleaning the river, and their opinion on the role of institutions and authorities in solving the problem. It was found that the quality of the river water was generally perceived to be regular to very bad. The majority of those interviewed consider that river water is not clean and that it has bad quality for vegetable production, is not good for bathing, and has caused a decrease in aquatic fauna (fish and birds). The primary sources of contamination of the river are recognized to be the riverside communities due to wastewater discharge into the river. Those interviewed hold the viewpoint that the future cleanup of the river has benefits, particularly for their children and grandchildren, who could then enjoy a river with clean water for agricultural, domestic, and recreational use. However, they are skeptical about the role of government institutions in solving the problem.

Palabras clave: actors interested, willingness, participation, restoration.

Volumen 13, Número 1

Volumen 13, Número 1
Ene-Mar 2016


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Said Infante Gil


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Benito Ramírez Valverde


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