Written by UruguayCreated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:10
The Guaranì Aquifer which Uruguay benefits in part, is the third largest underground water reservoir in the world and the first for charging capacity, with an estimated reserve of 30.000 to 40.000 km3.
Its great environmental value, social and economic, can only be maintained through sustainable management of this resource. The Aquifer area is shared between 4 countries: Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, (MERCOSUR). On 1994 the University of Buenos Aires and Litoral of Argentina, the one of the Republic of Uruguay, the university of Paraná and of St. Paul of Brazil and the one of Parag...
Carlos Perez Guartambel is indigenous leader, lawyer, activist and president of ECUARUNARI (Ecuador's Kichwa Confederation). He speaks about privatization of water and about how big business can water actually be in a country which states a human right to water in the constitution and privatization prohibited. He speaks about the struggle of indigenous people to protect nature and water and for autonomous communitarian water systems."There is a solemn declaration of human right to water in the constitution but this is like the cackle of a hen that never puts the egg because now there was a gre...
"We do chromatographic analyses of the water and they do not detect anything; the human nose, however, is able to detect the difference in taste.""People can consume tap water without worry, it is controlled and complies to norms. You can rest easy with OSE’s water."Emma Fierro is the director of potable water at OSE, the Uruguayan public water and sanitation company.
Written by Created on Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:49
Agriculture, Water and Climate Change: New possibilities and Solutions in Mauritius
Interview with Prof. Lalljee
Reflecting about water and all the subjects related to it, we need to consider agriculture, the sector with the highest level of water use. Moreover, because of all the consequences that climate change is carrying with it, how the is agricultural sector going to change? And what can be done to use the water in an efficient and responsible way, given the fact that this natural resource is going to be affected by climate change consequences as well?
We talked about these issue...