With “rounding”, the feasibility of water should be analyzed

The National Weather Service (SMN) revealed that more than half of the country is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions.

Rosario Sanchez Flores, a researcher and scientist on water issues at Texas A&M University, explained that the great benefits of transition companies (“rounding”) also bring a series of sustainability commitments that Mexico is not sufficiently considering, such as increased water use, and which have not been analyzed by the National Water Commission (Conagua).

After consulting a Konagua spokesperson, their response was to deny whether there had been investigations into coexistence, increased water use by new industrial sectors, and competition in liquid use with humans.

Said action certifies the federal government’s forgetfulness of sustainability policies as well as information opacity.

He stressed that “Mexico is about 50 years behind in its water policies.”

In countries such as China and the United States, to industries, before transferring them to a region or state, they are required to themselves or the authorities that control the natural inputs (water, green areas, energy or air quality) carry out feasibility studies for stability, while in Mexico, in the case of water, the work of the conagua is not present to know how much liquid will explode in urban areas, and if the water distribution is not serious.

The international scholar agreed that environmental and water policy in this six-year federal state has been disastrous and that Conagua has been left without staff, without a budget, without technology, and a new water law paralyzed in the federal Congress.

He pointed out that in the case of Baguio and its entire industrial corridor (which is headed by Querétaro and Guanajuato), it is serious that industries give more concessions to wells and groundwater extraction; Coupled with the fact that agricultural systems do not reduce their high fluid intake, this leads to serious risks of reaching the population.

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“In addition to the fact that water reuse systems do not exceed 15 percent nationwide and leaks in the urban water system exceed 30 percent.”

Conagua maintains that the prospect of precipitation in 2023 will be 24 percent lower than in 2022, and this puts about 14 entities on alert (including Querétaro) for better sustainable use of the biofluid.

The state of Querétaro closed 2022 with 94.3 percent of its surface affected by moderate to severe drought conditions. Konagwa reported that only 5.7 percent of the entity’s territory is not affected by drought.

With information from Juan Carlos Machorro

Aileen Morales

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