SS-36 Water Stress and Demographic Dynamics

Topic: 3. Water security in a changing world
Date: 2017-06-01
Time from: 10:50:00
Time to: 12:20:00
Room: Salon Xcaret

Water is used inefficiently and now in the framework of climate change (CC) some areas and population groups will be strongly affected in their quality of life and wellbeing. We emphasize territorial differences in the availability and access to the resource in relation to the scales considered. We focus on two aspects of those changes: 1) Increase in water stress resulting from the necessary allocation of water to different consumptive uses, urban in particular; 2) Increased demand of water and sanitation services due to city sprawl. Relatively insufficient service coverage in quantity and quality affects health and wellbeing of users.