Blue Planet Project water campaigner Meera Karunananthan speaking at last night's public forum. Twitter photo by Phil Soubliere.
The Council of Canadians Ottawa chapter hosted a public forum last night on the water crisis in San Miguel de Allende featuring Blue Planet Project water campaigner Meera Karunananthan.
San Miguel de Allende is a municipality located in the eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico.
Mexico faces increasing water scarcity, the over-exploitation of freshwater resources and deteriorating water quality. Water supplies have been diminishing dramatically in Mexico and water availability is expected to drop another 75 per cent over the next 15 years. In Mexico some 170 aquifers are now being over-exploited, a number that is expected to double over the next five years.