New Coffee Break from the PFBW: Exploring Contamination and Ecosystems: Rivers, aquifers and coasts in the US-Mexico border region

Join the December Coffee Break, where experts will discuss challenges and strategies for preserving water quality in the border region.

The Permanent Forum of Binational Waters (PFBW) invites you to the December Coffee Break titled “Pollution and Ecosystems: Rivers, Aquifers, and Coasts in the Mexico-United States Border Region.”

Gabriela Rendón, head of strategic communication at PFBW, explained that in a context of diminishing water availability, the quality of water in our shared rivers, aquifers, and coasts becomes a critical concern.”

Rendón stated that the first step to address this issue is to diagnose the magnitude of the problem, and then apply both mitigation and prevention strategies to ensure water quality for future generations.

This topic will be discussed in more detail at the next Coffee Break on Thursday, December 7, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Central Time United States) via Zoom, featuring the participation of scientists and prominent moderators who are members of the Forum.

To address these challenges and enrich knowledge on the subject, the PFBW has gathered a significant group of experts as special guests who will participate as speakers:

Carmen Julia Navarro Gómez, Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH).

Teresita Oropeza, Research Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana (ITT) and member of the National System of Researchers, level 2.

Tricia Cortez, director of the Rio Grande International Study Center.

Carlos Barriga Vallejo, Director of the civil association Director of Ecorregiones Tamaulipecas y Humedales en Pronatura Noreste.

Each of these experts will contribute their knowledge to discuss the magnitude of pollution problems and the challenges faced by aquatic ecosystems in the Mexico and United States border region.

Moreover, the Coffee Break will analyze mitigation and prevention strategies that can contribute to ensuring a quality water supply for future generations.

This Coffee Break will be moderated by Gabriela Rendón Herrera, a biologist and expert water conservation illustrator, as well as the head of strategic communication at PFBW, and by Erick Velázquez, an expert in water governance and Grants manager of the PFBW.

We invite you to join this critical conversation and contribute your questions. This dialogue on water quality in our border region is free and includes English-Spanish interpretation.

We look forward to seeing you on December 7 to share this valuable exchange of knowledge!




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