Groundwater in North America, a Studycase: Contamination Risk and Use of Springs in San Simón Almolongas, Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Abisaí Aragón Cruz Universidad de la Sierra Sur
  • José Rudier López Hernández Instituto de Estudios Municipales, Universidad de la Sierra Sur,
  • Omar Ávila Flores

Abstract

The countries that make up North American region tackle water problems related with health of water, where rural communities and indigenous population are the most affected. The diverse use given to supply sources complicates the scenario, so the use of polluted water significantly affects access and sufficient, acceptable and affordable disposal. Under this point of view, the research to identifying the use and risk of contamination of natural spring in San Simon Almolongas, Oaxaca, Mexico. The main outcomes point out the predominant utilization of this resource is for human consumption and agriculture activities, moreover, there are potential factors of pollution such as the use of fertilizers and the presence of inhabited dwelling, therefore it is necessary to strengthen the management systems and institutions for the adequate management of resource. 

Published
2022-04-04
How to Cite
Aragón Cruz, A., López Hernández, J. R., & Ávila Flores, O. (2022). Groundwater in North America, a Studycase: Contamination Risk and Use of Springs in San Simón Almolongas, Oaxaca, Mexico. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2022.1.522
Section
DOSSIER