Using Hydrants in Nicoya to Fill Water Tankers Is Legal

2015.08.22, Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: The Struggle for Water in Guanacaste

Many residents of Nicoya have wondered about the constant refilling that certain water tankers continue to do in the city, as well as about the final destination of the water. The Voice of Guanacaste consulted Max Gomez, head of the Nicoya AyA office, who confirmed that these trucks have approval from AyA and the National Emergencies Commission (CNE- Comision Nacional de Emergencias) to draw water from a hydrant located in a lot near the Red Cross office and that it is used in communities affected by the drought. Read More -> 2015.08.22, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 08.22

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Las Catalinas Company Proposes Project to Access Dantita Beach

2015.08.05.a, Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Conflicts & Protection

With a project that will cost more than $700,000, the Las Catalinas tourist complex hopes to open universal access to Dantita Beach. This was presented on Tuesday, July 21st, by Michael Garcia, representative of Las Catalinas, during the regular session of the Santa Cruz Municipal Council. (…) Council member Maria Rosa Angulo commented that the proposal should be analyzed carefully. “This proposal sounds very good, but we have a very delicate situation since the neighbors want to open the previous road and are not willing to negotiate. We need to evaluate what we decide very carefully to not affect either one or the other.” Read More -> 2015.08.05.a, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 08.05.a

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Government Announces ~$50 Million Investment to Mitigate the Lack of Water in Guanacaste

2015.08.05, Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: The Struggle for Water in Guanacaste

The government of Costa Rica announced investments in 12 projects for water infrastructure development, technology development, and conservation activities. The plan includes an initiative to improve the supply of water in the middle basin of the Tempisque River and coastal communities, a project to expand and improve the Aqueduct of Bagaces, two projects for improving the Aqueduct in Liberia, and another two in Nicoya. In addition, the plan contemplates improvements in the aqueducts of Cóbano, Papagayo South, Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, and Nimboyores. Read More -> 2015.08.05, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 08.05

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President Signs Declaration to Allow Expansion of Nicoya aqueduct

2015.08.04.b, Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: The Struggle Over Water in Guanacaste

“There hasn’t been a community in the province of Guanacaste where the subject of water resources hasn’t been mentioned.” These were the words of the president of the republic, Luis Guillermo Solis, who declared the Integral Program of Water Supply for Guanacaste to be of public interest during the solemn session of the municipal council held on July 25th in Recaredo Briceño Park. Read More -> 2015.08.04.b, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 08.05.b

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