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“Protect the Yucatán Aquifer Now! Urgent Measures Required”

The Yucatán aquifer, a crucial water source, is under threat due to human activity, deforestation, climate change, and pollution. Groundwater expert, Julia Pacheco Ávila, emphasizes the importance of recognizing these threats to implement sustainable water management practices.

During a conference hosted by the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), Pacheco Ávila detailed how human activities have disrupted the planet's hydrological cycle over the years. She highlighted that the aquifer is currently suffering from numerous global environmental issues such as climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, disruption of the nitrogen cycle, loss of biodiversity, atmospheric pollution, waste generation, noise pollution, and overfishing, among others.

"Our planet is sick, and humanity is the primary disease," she stated. She pointed out that the disruption of the hydrological cycle significantly impacts our aquifer, which has been directly harmed by human activities, deforestation, urbanization, and water pollution.

Pacheco Ávila stressed the importance of understanding these impacts to identify and implement sustainable water management measures. She noted that the Yucatán aquifer is particularly significant as it is both a source of water and a recipient of wastewater, which has been contaminated in various ways, including saline pollution and the inappropriate use of agrochemicals.

To safeguard the Yucatán aquifer, Pacheco Ávila suggested several strategies. These include understanding the underground flow's preferential directions, conducting geophysical studies, locating caverns and geo-electric units, and performing chemical analyses of groundwater quality.

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She also recommended minimizing pollutants from poor farming practices and exploring alternative solutions, promoting organic farming inputs, and establishing reserve zones where water exploitation is limited.

These measures, she believes, are crucial for the long-term health and sustainability of the Yucatán aquifer.

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