RDF TOPIC AREA: Impacts of the Water Crisis in Costa Rica.
Twenty-seven cantons in Costa Rica, or 33% of the total, have indefinitely stopped issuing building permits as a result of a lack of potable water supply, paralyzing construction in many areas, according to a recent report. Seven of the cantons who have ceased issuing building permits are cantons of San José: Alajuelita, Mora, Puriscal, Desamparados, Acosta, Aserrí and Coronado, in addition to some areas of Escazu and Santa Ana. Also affected are several areas popular with tourists and expats, such as the cantons of Carrillo [which includes the towns of Playa Hermosa, Playas de Coco and Playa Panama] and La Cruz in Guanacaste, Perez Zeledon, Osa, Atenas and others. Read More-> 2014.06.17, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 06.17