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New repository for information on geothermal water resources to be developed in Mexico

Avenida de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico (source: flickr/ Enrique Dans, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 30 May 2019

The Mexico State Water Commission and the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) agree to collaborate on the development and establishment of a database on geothermal water resources in Mexico.

The State Water Commission and the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have signed a collaboration agreement for the formation and transfer of information to a ‘Repository’ where geothermal information of groundwater will be stored in Guanajuato to identify by zones the quality and components that affect the behavior of aquifers.

The ‘repository’ is a tool through which it organizes, maintains and disseminates digital information, with chemical data and water behavior, quality and quantity according to the areas that are reported.

The Director General of the CEAG Angélica Casillas Martínez affirmed that “Through this work agreement we are all winning, we as a State by making known the information we have gathered over the years about the situation of aquifers, behaviour and water components; and the UNAM by consolidating the repository as an innovative tool of national interest that can be the basis for the birth of large projects in favor of water and its preservation for the future development of our country. “

This Repository is unique and of great quality, due to the fact that it is stored and disseminated among the scientific community and the general public, information corresponding to more than 70 years of thematic study that directly supports practical and documentary research, allowing the same time to safeguard and conserve all the materials, studies of the processes and chemical reactions that affect the distribution and circulation of groundwater, promoting research in Mexico.

“For the operation of this instrument we will integrate a working group between CEAG staff and the Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM to determine and approve the actions framed in the collaboration agreement for its execution; elaborate the guidelines for the transfer of information and use of the “Repository” as well as observe compliance with the agreements, “said the head of the CEAG.

Also in the signing of this collaboration agreement were present the Director of Geophysics Institute Dr. Hugo Delgado Granados, Dr. Ruth Esther Villanueva Estrada, Researcher of the Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM; as well as professors, students and researchers of this campus of the UNAM.

Source: Periódico correo