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Depredation dries up hundreds of rivers, streams and lakes

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Engineers, Architects and Surveyors Guild (CODIA) on Monday said uncontrolled depredation has dried up around 600 rivers, streams and lakes, while other aquifers can expect the same fate if drastic measures aren’t applied.

CODIA president Francisco Mosquea said the major rivers undergo serious chemical and biological pollution, which in his view will force the country to ration water, and to plan and research to avert the dumping of wastewater into rivers and the sea, which will create negative effects on life and climate change.

In a press conference accompanied by Santiago Water Utility director Silvio Durán, Mosquea announced the second international seminar “Water and Climate change,” sponsored by both institutions.

As a result of climate the country’s water scarcity has taken a turn for the worse in recent years change, with dozens of rivers and other water sources vanished, affected by illegal lumbering and the extraction of aggregates.

Source: DT

June 7, 2016

Category: DR News |

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