BIBLIOGRAPHIC REVIEW OF WATER SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA
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LUCILA CHANG-FOSSATTI, NATHALIA TEJEDOR-FLORES
Due to the alarming increase in the water consumption rate, it has become fundamental to study ways to diagnose the needs of society assuring a sustainable development. This article covers the evaluation of water sustainability in Central America comprising Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama. After analyzing the articles, it was found that Costa Rica and Nicaragua are the countries that have developed the largest number of publications on water sustainability. Among the researchers studied, it is possible to conclude that the use of sustainable politics and laws in the country’s resources management plays a fundamental role in the sustainability of water, since a sustainable management responds to the population’s complex social and economic reality, whereby the authors propose to implement new technologies to monitor the actual resources conditions and to improve the use and consumption of water by the population.
bibliographic review, Central America, water sustainability