Committee seeks strategies to address overuse, contamination of Salí-Dulce basin

- Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Committee seeks strategies to address overuse, contamination of Salí-Dulce basin

Argentina's interprovincial committee in charge of the Salí-Dulce river basin has met to develop strategies to improve water management and mitigate overuse of the rivers' resources.

During the meeting, specialists from Córdoba's natural resource management department urged Santiago del Estero province to discontinue channeling work on the Dulce river and extracting water from the Mar Chiquita lagoon.

The committee also addressed ways to mitigate contamination from the Tucumán sugarcane harvest which affects the Hondo river reservoir.

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Finally, the Córdoba province environment ministry proposed a list of projects to further improve water management on the basin, including building a hydro-biological station, a geographic information system and more.

Salí-Dulce is Argentina's largest basin, at 57,000km2.The committee is comprised of national and provincial government officials from provinces Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero and Córdoba.