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Protecting People and Water in Mexico City

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Clean, fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources. This week Making Contact contributor Maria Doerr looks at what is being done to safeguard the watersheds of Mexico City— the natural water systems that provide water to one of the largest metropolises in the world.

Image Caption: Water barrels in an indigenous community within the Water Forest. Some residents wait up to two weeks for water trucks to appear.

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  • Jürgen Hoth, Conservation International Mexico
  • Dr. Marisa Mazari, Researcher at Sustainable Sciences Lab, Institute of Ecology, UNAM
  • Community Members of Coajomulco and Nepopualco
  • Filiberto Torres Gonzalez and Juan Manuel Cárdenas Gómez, CBTA 71
  • Celia Sánchez González and Mireya Sánchez Mendoza, San Bernabé Ocotepec Ecological Park


  • Host, Producer, Engineer: Maria Doerr
  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker


  • Monplaisir
  • Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zefrino Huervo
  • Laura Rebolloso


Author: Radio Project

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