Excellent article on the development history of Mexico City and the world’s current water problems from flooding to shortages. See Nature offers solutions to water woes and flood risks:
“Conquering” nature has long been the western way. Our hubris, and often our religious ideologies, have led us to believe we are above nature and have a right to subdue and control it. We let our technical abilities get ahead of our wisdom. We’re learning now that working with nature — understanding that we are part of it — is more cost-effective and efficient in the long run.