The goal of this report is to display a general diagnosis of a case study relating to the forms of governance in administering water and sanitation services in a peri-urban zone of the Federal District, which is the case of the communities of San Bartolomé Xicomulco and San Salvador Cuauhtenco in the Milpa Alta borough. To achieve this an initial contextualization of the situation at the level of the geographic and political-administrative region in which these communities lie (the Federal District and the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City) is achieved, in order to then highlight the specificities of the case study at the level of the borough and communities, whichprovides the possibility to explore the different strategies of the communities that struggle to obtain permanently a good quality of life, as well as the response of the corresponding authorities and institutions.
This report is also available from The Development Planning Unit website and can be downloaded as the full report, the report without annex, or the annex alone.
Torregrosa y Armentia, M.L. An Overview of the Water Supply and Sanitation System at Metropolitan and Peri-Urban Level: the Case of Mexico City. (2005)