Joining entities working to protect water

Waiting several meetings during the coming weeks to José Lino Chaves, who took over yesterday as deputy waters and seas. A position created within the Minaet to ensure the protection of water resources.

In these appointments, Chaves should seek to convince the authorities of various institutions for fair work, and so safeguard wetlands, to ensure safe drinking water for the population and prevent the excessive exploitation of the 568 square kilometers of seas or 1,466 kilometers of coastline.

The Deputy will have to ally with the Costa Rican Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture (Incopesca) to prevent overfishing in the sea, and with municipalities to ensure environmental protection by giving concessions in the maritime zone. Other municipalities are also on the list of alliances, because they provide water to 50% of the country’s population.

“The word coordination is fundamental that is not this is my space, which is to say is this is the space of Costa Ricans,” said Chaves, another member of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (Minaet).

For the new deputy minister, who until recently was president of the Environmental Court is also urgently strengthen relationships with communities, because every day there are fewer people to make complaints.

Meanwhile, René Castro, Minister of Environment, said the country must not only be greener, referring to forests, but also blue, for water protection.

The Costa Rican must learn to appropriately use and protect water.