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Dr. Fernando Díaz Barriga explained that the proposal of the governor of Tamaulipas would cause an ecocide in the area

By: Daniel Rocha

Américo Villarreal Anaya, governor of Tamaulipas, indicated that since last Wednesday, May 29,and began pumping water from the Tampaón River, in the Huasteca area of ​​San Luis Potosí, to take it to the south of that state, this after the intense drought that is being experienced. Given this, The orchestra interviewed Fernando Díaz Barriga, doctor in Molecular Biology and representative of the University Water Group of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), to know how feasible it is for this to be carried out and if the entity has the infrastructure for said action.

Díaz Barriga explained that the water from San Luis Potosí reaches the state of Tamaulipas naturally through the Pánuco River, in addition to extracting this liquid would cause the flow to become salinized. Since the Gulf of Mexico would invade the river, it would no longer be for human consumption and would cause an ecocide in the area.

The representative of the University Water Group of the UASLP He assured that Villareal Anaya’s actions to bring water from the Tampaón River to the state of Tamaulipas were with a pre-electoral political desire: “It would be very expensive and it would also be nonsense, it would truly be nonsense. They themselves would be causing a drought in his territory, it truly seems desperate madness for some bureaucrat who has no experience in the matter. “It would be a regrettable ecological catastrophe.”

Díaz Barriga explained that the water that reaches the Pánuco River, coming from the Huasteca Potosina, is usually very contaminated, because the inhabitants throw waste into the flow, which means that the liquid cannot be drinkable for the societies of both entities. . He added that the main problem of the water crisis in Huasteca is the lack of regulation of its use in livestock farming and sugar cane plantations, so adjusting a regulation in this sense could be a solution:


“If you remove the sugar cane from the Huasteca “You would have the equivalent of a third of what the country consumes in a year.”

Fernando Díaz Barriga commented that it is necessary to create a water plan between the states of Veracruz, San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas so that it can be analyzed how much water can be extracted from the Pánuco River without affecting the ecosystem.

On the other hand, the representative of the University Water Group of the UASLP explained that Governor Ricardo Gallardo Cardona has to generate a water plan for the region, in which actions are foreseen for 40 years, since on the one hand the Huasteca Norte is in a desertification plan, due to deforestation and change in the environment and on the Another, Huasteca Sur, has a problem due to excessive rain.

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