WIT Press


Degradation And Environmental Risk At The Diamond Zone, Acapulco, Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ST120151

Volume

161

Pages

12

Page Range

177 - 188

Published

2012

Size

2,867 kb

Author(s)

H. Avilez, T. Rivas & E. Chavarría

Abstract

The list of selected temporary or permanent residents in the geographical area identified as Diamond adjacent to the destination Acapulco, Mexico is a private community meant to be a draft Integrally Planned Center (IPC), a paradigm of the Mexican resort presents inexorable problems contributing to environmental degradation, due to the lack of sufficient water and sewer systems, fractured septic drains create run off which inevitably leaks into the groundwater, causing very low level contamination. Waste water treatment plants that are entrenched rendering them useless, resulting in the raw water running to the sea that threatens to impact the coastal zone degrading a coastal resource gradient, providing ballast which constitute the misfortune of corrupt governments in resource-hungry bypassing the alteration which is a violation of nature away from the precepts of sustainability. The rationale for implementing a development enclave was a scheme that compelled speculation and corruption to the nuclei of replicating native build shanty towns. Residents absent from the underlying problems of territoriality, which expresses the reality between society and the environment, where entrepreneurs unconsciously destroy, build and abandon land by altering the use, ignoring the environmental impacts incur authorities colluded with leniency to the regulations in protecting biodiversity. The research analyzes and provides information, linking reflection and debate on territorial dynamics and problems of the socio-economic, territorial and environmental, as a result of changes in the pattern of urbanization, commercialization, turbulence emanating that the authority dismissed as Agenda 21 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1992) and environmental impunity. Keywords: environmental degradation, treatment plants, environmental impacts, shantytowns, land expropriation, development model.

Keywords

environmental degradation, treatment plants, environmental impacts, shantytowns, land expropriation, development model.