Amigos de la Presa will continue to be closed down through the month of August due to lack of water. It is just too difficult to get the kayaks down to a launching area. We will notify you through the website and Facebook when things change. Pray for rain!
The Independence Aquifer in central Mexico is in a permanent state of decline and contaminated with toxic levels of arsenic and fluoride, which has led to irreversible health complications like dental & crippling skeletal fluorosis.
Dylan Terrell, Executive Director of Caminos de Agua, a partner organization of Amigos de la Presa in the OCAS Coalition, describes the situation in this TedTalk.
Environmental Awareness and Action
Click to See – Community Water Action Plan SMA 9-20-2014
The quality of water is of primary importance for all.
Inadequate wastewater treatment is the primary problem. All wastewater used in agricultural irrigation should be treated.
Citizen’s Observation Survey
Monitoring surveys can provide good information on the location and types of water contaminants. The need for good management practices is essential.
Listening to farmer’s concerns and planning feasible treatment solutions with market incentives can increase farmer’s income.
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