América Lutz-Ley

Professor at the Centre for the Study of Development at El Colegio de Sonora (Mexico). She is a political scientist with a PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences (University of Arizona, USA). She researches society-environment interactions, with an emphasis on the sustainable use of water resources, the socio-environmental impacts of large-scale activities, environmental justice and political ecology, and human and institutional dimensions of adaptation to global change.

Avocado plantations

This text explores two of the most important economic activities in Latin American drylands: agriculture and mining; as well as the impact of climate change on the availability of water resources and the consequent power struggles.