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dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-13T21:06:53Z
dc.date.available2015-01-13T21:06:53Z
dc.date.issued2014-10
dc.identifier.citationMcEvoy, Jamie. 2014. “Desalination and Water Security: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Fix to the Water Crisis in Baja California Sur, Mexico.� Water Alternatives 7(3): 518-541.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1965-0175
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/8803
dc.description.abstractAcross the globe, desalination is increasingly being considered as a new water supply source. This article examines how the introduction of desalinated water into the municipal water supply portfolio has affected water security in the coastal tourist city of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur (BCS), Mexico. It also analyses the competing discourses surrounding desalination in the region and discusses alternative water management options for achieving water security. This article challenges the notion that desalination is an appropriate and sufficient technological solution for arid regions. The findings provide evidence of increased yet delimited water security at a neighbourhood scale while identifying new vulnerabilities related to desalination, particularly in the context of the global South. This article concludes that implementing a technological fix on top of a water management system that is plagued with more systemic and structural problems does little to improve long-term water management and is likely to foreclose or forestall other water management options. This multi-scalar analysis contributes to the emerging literature on water security by considering both a narrow and broad framing of water security and identifying a range of factors that influence water security.en_US
dc.subjectPhysical geographyen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.titleDesalination and Water Security: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Fix to the Water Crisis in Baja California Sur, Mexicoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage518en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage541en_US
mus.citation.issue3en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleWater Alternativesen_US
mus.citation.volume7en_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Science
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentEarth Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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