Date of Award
Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P)
International Development, Community and Environment
This paper presents a sustainable adaptive capacity framework for water management for municipalities, named Sustainable MAC-Water framework, after assessing the strengths and weaknesses of adaptive capacity in Mexico and its municipalities. It provides municipalities with an instrument to help them create sustainable adaptive capacity plans (Sustainable MAC plans) to prevent adverse impacts on water resources and related sectors. It is based on a study of policy instruments crafted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Government of Mexico, and literature on adaptive capacity, assessment, and planning. The Sustainable MAC-Water framework recommends the establishment of a Reactive Barriers Removal Plan (RBRP), support measures in reaction to the negative impacts of adaptive measure, and an Integrative Social-Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (iSSE) along with adaptation plans. It also requires transparent leadership and the incorporation of health dimensions. There five components are additional requisites to build strong and resilient adaptive capacity and forms Sustainable Adaptive Indicators.
Rakotoarisoa, Tsanta, "EVALUATION OF EXISTING CLIMATE-CHANGE ADAPTATION PLANS FOR MUNICIPALITIES IN MEXICO: PROPOSITION OF A “SUSTAINABLE MAC-WATER FRAMEWORK” THAT CONSIDERS VULNERABILITY TO IMPACTS ON WATER RESOURCES" (2021). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 252.