(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Waste not, want not? Evaluating the urban sustainability implications of centralized versus decentralized wastewater treatment in Tijuana, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Public and Environmental Affairs, Univ. of Wisconsin, Green Bay, ETATS-UNIS


This article compares two sustainable wastewater treatment technologies used in Tijuana to better understand their contributions to the city’s attempts to increase economic, social, and environmental sustainability. A sustainable indicator analysis reveals that both facilities utilize water reuse technologies and support reforestation programs. While the smaller-scale, alternative plant makes important contributions to reforestation, slope stabilization, and community education programs, it lacks the capacity and treatment standards of the large-scale, centralized plant to meet the current and future needs of Tijuana. However, it argues that if the final water quality produced by smaller-scale, alternative technologies can be improved, these types of facilities have the potential to augment larger-scale treatment plants and provide important, localized sustainability benefits in a transborder context


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no6 [pp. 805-821]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



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