Articles | Volume 26, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 885–902, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-885-2022

Special issue: Contributions of transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 885–902, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-885-2022

Research article 18 Feb 2022

Research article | 18 Feb 2022

The limits to large-scale supply augmentation: exploring the crossroads of conflicting urban water system development pathways

Jonatan Godinez Madrigal et al.

Data sets

SimVerde: Participatory decision support system for the Verde River Basin in Mexico in the context of the Zapotillo conflict J. Godinez Madrigal, P. Claure, J. Craven, N. Van Cauwenbergh, and P. van der Zaag https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6010967

Model code and software

SimVerde: Participatory decision support system for the Verde River Basin in Mexico in the context of the Zapotillo conflict J. Godinez Madrigal, P. Claure, J. Craven, N. Van Cauwenbergh, and P. van der Zaag https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6010967

Short summary
Urban water systems are facing an increasing pressure on their water resources to guarantee safe and sufficient water access. Water managers often use tried and tested strategies like large supply augmentation infrastructure to address water problems. However, these projects do not address key problems and cause water conflicts. We conducted transdisciplinary research to show how water conflicts can change the development pathway of urban water systems by implementing alternative solutions.