Conagua commits US$16mn for Baja California Sur water projects

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mexico's national water authority Conagua has allocated 197mn pesos (US$16.1mn) for water projects in the state of Baja California Sur, according to a release.

The funds will be spent on increasing potable water supply and reducing the risk of flooding in populated areas, as well on rain harvesting and groundwater recovery projects.

Flood prevention works will include the redirection and channeling of 10 streams in the state.

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Conagua and the Baja California Sur state water authority have provided technical and administrative assistance to the state's water utilities to improve their financial standing and accelerate the delivery of resources for municipal water programs, according to the release.