Panama water crisis - ships and people,

More transits need more water

1,249Views 1Comments Posted 13/05/2019

In spite of the torrential rainy season, the struggle for water to meet the demands of the increasing transits of the Panama Canal and the needs of country’s expanding population is one of the immediate major challenges facing the incoming government of  Laurentino Nito Cortizo.

"After the year 2024 or 2025, if we do not have other sources of water, let's forget about the growth of the Canal or supplying water to the communities that are growing", warned Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the waterway.

For years, the Canal has been studying the needs of water in the face of climate change and the excessive increase of human consumption, reports La Prensa.

  Quijano warns,  that "here there must be a decision to move forward with a reservoir project. The incoming government must make the decision by the end of the year. "

Before the end of 2019, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP ) will have in its possession the complete diagnosis with which the incoming government will be able to determine if it is feasible to make a reservoir on the Indio River, in Coclé; or use Lake Bayano to transport water through pipelines to the Pacora area, to and thus prevent the high population growth of the eastern sector of the capital from continuing to stress the Canal lakes.

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There is so MUCH waste! Businesses having leaking faucets, running toilets, etc. And just as bad, in Volcan anyway, I constantly see water spewing from broken pipes. IDAAN does nothing to repair them, even if the leaks are reported to them. BAD management by IDAAN!

8 months ago
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