Water Solutions

SUBSOL documentary on water scarcity in Maneadero Valley, Mexico

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Keywords : Maneadero Valley, farmers, groundwater, salinization, freshwater scarcity

Farmers in Maneadero Valley, Mexico, are urgently looking for solutions to groundwater salinization and freshwater scarcity. Already 1000 hectares have been taken out of production due to a shortage of irrigation water. This short documentary investigates the freshwater challenges in Maneadero Valley as viewed by farmers and Mexican scientist, and explains how subsurface water solutions may help to increase freshwater availability through water reuse and aquifer storage.