Experts share views on climate change and the problem of water scarcity

27 November 2016

An international meeting was held in Lima on 23 November to discuss ways of defending the use of increasingly scarce water by vulnerable communities. The meeting, convened by Cooperacción, Aprodeh, the Movimiento Cuidadana frente al Cambio Climatico (Mocicc) and the Mountain Institute drew experts from Argentina and Colombia as well as representatives from communities across the Peruvian Andes.

The alarming situation of glacial melt was highlighted by Benjamín Morales who said that 270 square kilometres of glaciers had been lost in the Cordillera Blanca over the last decade. Frente Amplio Congresswoman Marisa Glave announced that she had presented a bill to the Constitutional Commission declaring water a public good, along with a series of measures designed to conserve its use. For his part, FA Congressman Marco Arana spoke of legislation he intended to introduce that would make the upland parts of Andean watersheds untouchable.

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