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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Cohen, José. H2Omx. Mexico City: Cactus Film and Video, 2013. HD, 82 min. https://vimeo.com/92025454.

Can a mega-city mobilize its 22 million citizens to become water sustainable? Mexico City was built not near water but in the middle of a lake. To supply it with fresh water is such a task that it makes it compulsory to bring it from other states. In addition once sewage water leaves the city it ends up in agriculture. This film is an environmental case study of the Valley of Mexico as it struggles to save itself while its population grows. (Source: Autlook Filmsales)

© 2013 Autlook Filmsales. Trailer used with permission. 

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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Further readings: 
  • Carrera-Hernandez, J.J. Mexico City's Water Management: In Search of Sustainability. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, 2006.
  • Castro, Jose Esteban. "Urban Water and the Politics of Citizenship: The Case of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area during the 1980s and 1990s." Environment and Planning A 36, no. 2 (2004): 327–46.
  • Savic, Dragan A., et al., eds. Sustainable Water Management Solutions for Large Cities. Oxfordshire: International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 2005.