Luis Enrique Granados Muñoz

Paginas: 1-217
Año: 2011
Abstract: The diversity in water management has its origin and sense, from the moment that a same resource is conceived differently. The knowledge build about it, either in a practical way or in a discursive one, is configure in this research as El Saber (The Knowing). At the present research, we analyze the water management and its relationship with the local knowledge and the Watershed Management, referring the watershed as an integrated system incorporating various components. The Watershed as a diverse concept, concentrated different conceptualization ways: as a hydrological unit, as an ecosystem, as a socio-territory, as a planning unit, or as an intervention unit. The methodology used, it's based on ethnographic and qualitative methods; allowing an interpretative and hermeneutic analysis of the stories, anecdotes and daily situations of the informants, that configured the chapters of this thesis. We also used Geographic Information Systems tools for maps generation and a water balance, as well as the interpretation of socioeconomic and quantitative data, for generating population projections. The local knowledge found, are associated to the potable water service of the localities and the springs located in the micro- watershed. The knowing list, is organized into sections denominated: The storage culture, the maintenance of local water springs, and the knowledge associated with scarcity. Finally, a proposal of local water management of La Joya Micro-Watershed was made, incorporating the local knowledge and looking for the restructuration of the intervention model in the basin. We conclude that the water management implies different edges and there is a need to look beyond the watershed, to understand the impact of the public policies in the country at different scales.

Red Gobernanza Metropolitana
El Colegio de Jalisco
5 de Mayo 321 C.P. 45100
Zapopan, Jalisco

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