Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – The municipality of Solidaridad is recognized as the first in the country to formally integrate with the Network of North American Basin Organizations (Rocan).
During the sixth regular session meeting, city officials were awarded with the official Rocan certificate by the organization’s president, Manuel Gómez Melchor.
Rocan, which is part of the International Network of Basin Organizations, was created more than two decades ago to deal with problems such as the increase in water demand due to accelerated population growth and the effects of climate change through cooperation between governments, non-governmental organizations and civil society.
Manager of the Basin Council of the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), recognized the Solidarity committee as the first to sign the Agreement for Collaboration and Concertation 2017 for the creation of the Operational Management of the Committee of Water Cuenca, which will be headed by Gladys Perez de la Fuente.
“I congratulate and acknowledge the Solidarity committee because it is the first national committee to sign the Collaboration Agreement. With this we start the process of formalizing agreements throughout the country. It is exciting that Solidaridad be the first in Mexico. I congratulate the Municipal President and all those who participate actively in these actions,” she said.
Director General of Infrastructure, Urban Development and Environment, William Conrado Alarcón, said, “The actions that we will initiate from this management will allow usto protect the natural water structures, to reduce risks generated by industrial activity and to promote projects that allow the use of water. This management body will represent one of our best assets to sustain and expand the objective of guiding and regulating water management processes and ensuring their adequate use in environmental terms,” he said.
The Solidarity Basin Committee is made up of 25 national companies and 46 members. During the recent meeting, the committee’s Action Plan 2017 will see the development of a capacity building and logistic support, as well as the promotion to start work to achieve a quality water network and to reduce the deterioration of water quality and to implement a monitoring network.