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Isla Urbana

Isla Urbana is formed by an interdisciplinary group of designers, urbanists, engineers, anthropologists, educators, and artists dedicated to demonstrating how rainwater harvesting is a viable solution for Mexico’s water crisis.

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Isla Urbana

Isla Urbana has designed an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable rainwater harvesting system that collects and cleans rainwater for households, schools, and health clinics.

The system is inexpensive, easy to install, and provides individual residences with about 40% of their annual water supply. If implemented on a large scale throughout Mexico City, this simple technology could provide 30% of the city’s water and help give a sustainable water source to the 12 million Mexicans who lack access to clean water.

Our rainwater harvesting systems promote sustainable water management practices, mitigate the city’s flooding problems, relieve poverty, reduce carbon emissions, and provide a reliable source of water for Mexico City’s residents, and throughout the country.

As half of Earth’s population now lives in cities, creating sustainable urban systems has the greatest impact on environmental and social issues. To ensure a future with access to clean water—the most vital resource on the planet—innovative water saving technologies must be enacted on a large scale starting today.

Isla Urbana Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization in the United States and Lluvia Para Todos is the main partner in Mexico, which is run by the same team with the common mission to provide clean water for Mexico through the sustainable technology of rainwater harvesting.

Members

Carlos Moscoso

Cofundador
(1964 – 2009)

Carlos Moscoso, our beloved friend, was one of the original founders of Isla Urbana. He was older than most of us but his inner calm, experience, and enormous generosity remain an inspiration to us all today. He taught us about plumbing and a thousand other things relating to life and work. Isla Urbana would not be where it is now, were it not for him. We miss you Carlos.

Enrique Lomnitz

General Director

David Vargas

President

Carmen Hernández

Administrative Director

Renata Fenton

Design Director

Hiram García

Engineering Director

Jennifer White

Community Relations Director

Gabino Hernández

Director of Installation

Javier Hernández

Director of Installation

Alejandro Hernández

Director of Installation

Nabani Vera

Communications Director

Priscilla Azamar

Sales Director

Mariana Balderas

Research and Development
Director

Sol García

Director of U.S.
Operations

Delfín Montañana

Social Environmental
Education Director

Ana Paula Mejorada

Rain Schools Director

Jesús Sotomayor

Director of Lluvia
para Todos A.C.

Martín Liedo

Impact Assessment
Coordinator

Emilio Becerril

Managing Director

Petra Sánchez

Administrator

Aliyeri Díaz

Distributor Coordinator

Pablo Dante Sosa

Community Relations

Alejandro Alcántara

Mapping and Community
Relations

Daniel Nava

Community Relations

Óscar Gaxiola

Community Relations

Óscar Gómez

Graphic Design Coordinator

Carlos Torres

Accountant

Ignacio Reyes A.

Communication Coordinator

Shiara González

HaTaTukari Coordinator

Cecilia Vargas

Research and Content

Luis Martínez

Customer Service Coordinator

Natanael Caso

Sales Coordinator

Cecilia Vargas

Research and Content

Luis Martínez

Customer Service
Coordinator

Fernando Alcántara

Storekeeper

Astrid Domínguez

Audiovisual Production

Emir Jafet García

Digital Marketing

Liliana López

Content Development Coordinator, Rain Schools

Marita Rodríguez

Database Management

Valeria Enriquez

Rain Schools Coordinator

Daan Elsen

Social Service

Javier Melchor Orozco

Program Planning Coordinator

Karen Aguilar

Graphic Designer

Javier Arévalo

Accountant

Marcos Tlatenchi

Quality Control Coordinator

Manuel González

Installation Coordinator

Alfredo Castillo

Installation Coordinator

César Alejandro Méndez

Installation Coordinator

José Guzmán Cruz

Installer Coordinator

Abel Hernández

Installer

Lucas Espinoza

Installer

Demesio Baltazar

Installer

Nazario Ruíz

Installer

Eusebio Herrera

Installer

Fabian Orduña

Installer

Felipe Cobos

Installer

Fernando Pérez

Installer

Saúl Alberto

Installer

Luis Hernández

Installer

Luis Alberto García

Installer

Gustavo A. Flores

Installer

Juan Carlos Méndez

Installer

Erik Enrique Alberto

Installer

Eduardo Hernández

Installer

Adrian Ramírez

Installer

Samuel Cruz

Installer

Jorge Luis Flores

Installer

Lupe Carrillo

Installer

Felipe López

Installer

Mariano Bautista

Installer

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