Event Category: Community Events
Fighting the Water Crisis
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 9:30 AM
Stirling Dickenson 27
Today, 1 billion people have no easy access to water, and a quarter of the global population faces extreme hydraulic stress conditions (World Resources Institute, 2019). Population growth, unrestrained, and out of control development, record droughts, and climate change are sparking some of the world’s most dramatic water crises. While Mexico City is considered one of the largest cities globally facing extreme hydraulic stress, it is surpassed by the state of Guanajuato, which is today considered to be one of the most vulnerable places globally in terms of hydraulic stress.
With agriculture responsible for using more than 92% of the water in San Miguel, what can we do? Why is there arsenic and fluoride in the water? How quickly are our water supplies diminishing and what does that mean for the future of San Miguel and our watershed?
Caminos de Agua, a local non-profit organization, has a mission to create access to clean water with communities at risk. The organization has developed technologies to impact the water quality and scarcity issues in our region, but that can also be utilized by others facing similar challenges in other parts of the world — like their new “Aguadapt” water filter, which won the Innovation Showcase Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) in Washington D.C. in June of this year. Caminos de Agua firmly believes that “successful solutions for water are based on the intersection of proven low-cost technologies with an implementation model driven by local communities.”
Dylan Terrell, Executive Director of Caminos de Agua, will talk about the water crisis here in the Alto Río Laja Watershed, which serves San Miguel de Allende, as well as the larger implications for the country and the globe in terms of water quality and scarcity. Please join the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende for this critical presentation, Tuesday, November 12th. Doors open at 9 AM, the meeting begins at 9:30 AM with the speaker scheduled between 9:45 and 10:15 AM. We’re located at Los Arcos at #27 Sterling Dickenson
Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Gary Peterson at email@example.com
Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende – Rotario Midday, A.C.
Who We Are…We are a multi-cultural English-speaking Rotary Club located in beautiful and historic San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been named by Conde Nast Traveler as the best city in the world!Our Vision To be a diverse group of active and enthusiastic members who are recognized as providers of valuable services for local and international communities.
Our Mission To provide assistance to others in order to improve the quality of life and to advance community understanding, goodwill, and peace.