Where has all the water gone?

By Jane McGinnis

St. Paul’s Church, on Cardo 6, is presenting a series of talks on the four Tuesdays in March at 11am to noon in the Parish Hall on The Water Crisis in San Miguel de Allende.

Challenges and the commitment needed to work out the water crisis
By Arturo Morales
Tue, Mar 4, 11am–12pm
St. Paul’s Church
Cardo 6


The series will address our water crisis and what we can do to be part of the solution rather than the problem. For most of us, knowledge is power. Understanding the history of the lakes and watershed areas, the water usage and how the water is distributed, along with other factors, is key to making a positive change that will allow us to live and visit in San Miguel for many years to come. All of the speakers are experts in their fields.

Our first speaker, on March 4, is Arturo Morales, a former professor of tourism, environment and Mexican culture. He will discuss the challenges and the commitment needed to work out the water crisis in San Miguel. He will give us information on what is being done on a worldwide scale affecting what we should and must do locally. He truly believes in “thinking globally, and acting locally.”

March 11 brings in Agustin Madrigal, executive director and co-founder of Salvemos al Río Laja, AC and Murial Bevilacqua Logan of Citizens Committee on Water & Sanitation. They will discuss “The Campo and The City, How to Manage the Water Uses for All Needs.” Find out about the efforts to improve the current situation. How does this involve every one of us? What can we do?

Michael Lambert, president of Amigos de la Presa Allende will give a visual presentation, on March 18, of the environmental issues facing La Presa Allende and Rio Laja. Understanding these two important water resources are of utmost importance to all of us in the San Miguel area. How you can become involved through water activities is a highlight of his talk.

Mario Hernández,  the director of el Charco del Ingenio Jardín Botánico, is keenly involved in the nourishment and growth of one of San Miguel’s treasures, the Jardín Botánico. His talk focuses on bringing awareness of the impact of organic matter to retain water to support the aquifer and the watershed area in which we are located. We will also learn how to garden and bring natural beauty to our homes in a water-friendly way with emphasis on local plants.

Everyone is welcome!


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