Developing a Robust Water Strategy for Monterrey, Mexico

Diversification and Adaptation for Coping with Climate, Economic, and Technological Uncertainties — Planning Support Tool

by David G. Groves, Edmundo Molina-Perez

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This interactive tool allows users to explore data and analysis developed by the RAND Corporation and Tecnológico de Monterrey in support of Fondo de Agua Metropolitano de Monterrey's Monterrey Water Plan for 2050.

The tool follows the contents of the companion report, Developing a Robust Water Strategy for Monterrey, Mexico: Diversification and Adaptation for Coping with Climate, Economic, and Technological Uncertainties, by Edmundo Molina-Perez, David G. Groves, Steven W. Popper, Adlo I. Ramirez, and Rodrigo Crespo-Elizondo (Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RR-3017-FAMM, 2019).

The tool contains nine sections, each displaying interactive visualizations with information of the analysis:

  1. Water Demand Projections
  2. Hydrological Projections
  3. Unmet Demand for Current System
  4. Baseline Vulnerabilities
  5. Optimal Options Across Futures
  6. Frequency of Options in Optimal Portfolios
  7. Portfolios of Near-Term Options
  8. Reliability and Cost Trade-offs for Near-Term Portfolios and Robust Strategies 1–9
  9. Reduced Vulnerability with Adaptive Strategies

It is recommended that the information in this tool be viewed in sequence.

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This tool was developed by the Community Health and Environmental Policy Program within RAND Social and Economic Well-Being.

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