Adapting to risk and perpetuating poverty: Household’s strategies for managing flood risk and water scarcity in Mexico City

@inproceedings{Eakin2016AdaptingTR,
  title={Adapting to risk and perpetuating poverty: Household’s strategies for managing flood risk and water scarcity in Mexico City},
  author={Hallie Eakin and Amy M. Lerner and David Manuel-Navarrete and Bertha Aguilar and Alejandra Mart{\'i}nez-Canedo and Beth Tellman and Lakshmi Charli-Joseph and Rafael Fern{\'a}ndez {\'A}lvarez and Luis A. Boj{\'o}rquez-Tapia},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract Adaptation is typically conceived uniquely in positive terms, however for some populations, investments in risk management can entail significant tradeoffs. Here we discuss the burden for households of coping with, and adapting to, adverse water conditions in economically marginal areas of Mexico City. We argue that households’ efforts to adapt in conditions of marginality can come at the expense of households’ investment in other aspects of human welfare, reinforcing poverty traps… CONTINUE READING