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Water Management and Climate Change to be Discussed at Wetlands 2017

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CIENAGA DE ZAPATA, Cuba, Nov 7 (acn) The International Wetlands 2017 Symposium began on Tuesday with discussions on the need of an efficient water management in Cuba before the effects of climate change.

Early warning systems, diagnosis of coastal wetlands north of the province of Matanzas and experiences in the management of water resources in the territory of Mayabeque are among the issues discussed during Tuesday’s session.

Director of the Water Basins of the National Water Resources Institute (INRH), Jorge Mario Garcia said that the 2016-2017 period was important to achieve comprehensive management of water resources in the country.

The expert added that the models shows that the tendency will be a reduction of the annual rain in Cuba for the 2015-2100 period and is foreseeable less availability of water obtained from the rain.

A more efficient use of water is necessary as part of the reduction of vulnerabilities before climate change. For this, we need to introduce technology in an attempt to minimize the loss of the precious liquid, said Jorge.

Specialist of the Meteorology Center in Matanzas, Viera Petrova presented a diagnosis of the Majaguillar Swamp and insisted in the need to study the wetland and its basis in face of future climate scenarios.

The 11th International Wetlands 2017 Symposium, which began on Monday and will conclude on Friday, has the participation of experts from 7 countries and will also discuss Caribbean coasts and its ecosystems.

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