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Victory for anti-privatization activists

In a victory for anti-privatization activists, the National Water Commission (Conagua) has postponed the entry into force for six months of the new Conagua Digital system. Several social organizations have denounced Conagua for its plan to “open national waters to massive privatization through the automatic and unconditional granting of concessions” over the internet until they are exhausted.

Mexico City needs more planning for its water system

Jesús Villanueva Manzo, a specialist in engineering and hydraulic infrastructure, says that Mexico City needs more planning for its water system. “He explained that to avoid a possible privatization of water, close wells, treat leaks in the water network, rescue the National Canal, rehabilitate the treatment plant of Cerro de la Estrella and establish a domiciliary program of capture of rainwater,” will only cushion the water problem, not solve it.

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