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Water Rights and Human Rights in Mexico

Sept. 18, 2013

Francisco Martínez González

Francisco Martínez González

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“Water and Human Rights in Mexico: The Specific Case of Silao-Romita Aquifer, Guanajuato, Mexico” will be presented Oct. 3 at Cal State Fullerton. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the university's Anthropology Department and Latin American Studies Program.


Francisco Martínez González, professor of geohydrology and geomatics and former dean of the School of Geomatics at Mexico's University of Guanajuato, will discuss how water management policies directly affect migration from the Guanajuato region of Mexico to the U.S. His research engages both environmental and social science perspectives to analyze the impact of water policies on rural development Mexico.


Thursday, Oct. 3
5-6:30 p.m.


Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union, Heterbrink Room
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


The event strives to create dialogue and interaction among students, faculty and staff members, the public and Martínez González, in order to understand how the Silao-Romita aquifer affects nearby regions in Mexico and communities in the United States, noted event organizers Sandra M. Pérez-Linggi, associate professor of modern languages and literatures, and Tricia Gabany-Guerrero, assistant professor of anthropology.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Details available online.

Media Contacts:

Tricia Gabany-Guerrero, 657-278-3393
Sandra Pérez-Linggi, 657-278-5347

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