CONAGUA and the 2030WRG launched the Sustainable Agri-water Initiative

2030WRG

Mexico Country Programme

The Consejo Consultivo del Agua, CONAGUA and the 2030WRG launched the Sustainable Agri-water Initiative

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In partnership the Consejo Consultivo del Agua (CCA), the CONAGUA and the 2030WRG launched the Sustainable Agri-water Initiative in Mexico. The CCA is an existing multi-stakeholder platform that comprises some of the most important industries, sectorial and professional associations, universities, non-governmental associations and private citizens created to support closer collaboration between government and civil society in the pursuit of water security and sustainable water resources management.

It is important to highlight that agricultural water use in Mexico corresponds to approximately 70% of water consumption, unfortunately with very low efficiencies. Therefore, it is of great interest to finds different ways to achieve greater agri-water productivity. A first stage of the Initiative will consist on the feasibility analysis and business case development of 5 selected pilot projects, to later choose the more appropriate in order to design and
implement the actual projects through innovative financial mechanisms and with the participation of several stakeholders.

This Initiative is being carried out under the aegis of the CCA and the CONAGUA, two strategic partners of the 2030WRG in Mexico. The CCA is an already existing multi-stakeholder platform created in the year 2000 and comprises some of the most important industries, sectorial and professional associations, universities, non-governmental associations and private citizens; created under the National Water Law to support a closer collaboration between government and civil society in the pursuit of water security and sustainable water resources management. Mr Salomon Abedrop, Deputy Director of CONAGUA, and Mr. Francisco Mayorga of the CCA will be the co-Chairs of the Initiative.

Last July, the 2030WRG was invited to present its global programme and the Sustainable Agri-water Initiative in the context of the CCAs General Assembly. During this important event the 2030WRG had the opportunity to address the CCAs membership, as well as the General Director of CONAGUA and several of its Deputy Directors. As such an enabling environment has been created to prosper the Sustainable Agri-water Initiative, as well as other important initiatives in other areas of strategic interest, including water re-use and recycling in the context of a circular economy.

 

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