This paper analyzes the status of legal regulation of emerging contaminants in water sources in Mexico. To this end, its relevance is debated in the context of the constitutional obligations assumed regarding the human right to water and sanitation (HRWS). The international instruments are reviewed and a brief general balance is prepared that allows us to reflect on the legal vacuum of this topic in Mexico.
This document serves as an introduction to the criteria for siting sanitation systems in order to reduce the risk of adversely affecting groundwater quality.
The present document aims at providing a broad initial overview to engineering and geological professionals, planning officials, government officials who are involved in the planning and construction of sanitation systems or developing water safety plans (WHO, 2005) or sanitation safety plans.