Water availability to drop by 15% - Conagua

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mexican national water authority Conagua expects water availability in the country to fall by 15%, paper Milenio reported.

The availability of water will decrease due to the overuse of water in regions such as Zacatecas, Durango and the México valley, Conagua's deputy technical director Felipe Arreguín was reported as saying.

Speaking at a regional water forum held in Zacatecas state, Arreguín said that 101 of the country's 653 aquifers are currently being overused.

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A total of 69 of the aquifers only have 10% capacity remaining, and this is expected to be used up within the next five years, the report said.