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Conagua will review major contracts

Under the new administration, The National Water Commission (Conagua) “will review major contracts and in the future will avoid being predatory, said its director, Blanca Jiménez. She announced that the agency will be refounded and in principle begin to repair 60 percent of the equipment destined for emergencies… During her speech at the ceremony for the agency's 30th anniversary, Jiménez commented that the refoundation of the Conagua will be to make it a technical institution, efficient and transparent, so it begins to strengthen technically with trained and honest personnel. She ruled out the privatization of resources and announced that the National Meteorological service will be modernized to make prevention efficient.

Source: La Jornada

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.