Peru seeks ways to lessen demand on water resources
Experts are seeking ways to relieve stress on water sources in Ica Valley, Peru, and there are solutions “on several fronts,” said agricultural expert Fernando Cillóniz, according to Agraria.pe, a Peruvian agriculture website.
“Businesspeople are mobilized,” he is quoted as saying. “An integrated solution has been identified.” Cillóniz is president of Inform@ction.
In September, a British non-governmental organization issued a report saying that production of asparagus, one of Perú’s biggest exports, is depleting the water reserves in the Ica Valley and beyond with negative effects on the business and surrounding communities.
Consultants, including experts in meteorology and the environment will develop an action plan involving both the public and private sector. One of the most important is diverting water from the Huancavelica to Ica, he said, according to the website.
“Something has to be done soon,” Cillóniz is quoted as saying.