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Dominican Republic could be left without water or rivers ‘in a few years’

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic could be left without rivers, water or its sources in a few years, political scientist and Public Administration expert Yudelis Mendez warned Thursday, and called on the authorities to adopt preventive measures.

Mendez said the fact that it’s increasingly difficult to get enough drinking water the country is reason for concern, blaming it on the high number of dee[ wells everywhere and lack of water treatment plants.

Adding to this –the expert said- is the increases desertification across the country and the “alarming increase in pollution.”

She alerted the authorities, political parties, business leaders, students and organizations to realize that there will be no production without water, tourism would end and life would be extinguished. “Plans and projects are needed to prevent the complete disappearance of the country’s water sources, its forests, its natural beauties.”

Mendez said she’s concerned about “the indifference by the Environment Ministry, the National Water and Sewerage Institute (INAPA), aqueduct and sewage system utilities of the towns and provinces and much of the country before the imminent disappearance of the vital liquid.”

“The situation we see and the indifference of the authorities in particular and of the people in general to the phenomena of deforestation, and the loss and lack of water is of great concern.”

Source: DT

April 14, 2016

Category: DR News |

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