Las Catalinas says it was not the firm involved in a Sala IV water case

2016.05.16 Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: The Struggle for Water in Guanacaste

The management of Las Catalinas in Playa Potrero says its project was not the development involved in a Sala IV decision that was the topic of a news story Monday. Michael García Rojas, Catalina’s director of environmental and community matter, said that the court decision, issued Friday, involves another, unrelated project. The news story was based on a Poder Judicial news release, although the judiciary did not name specifically the development involved. Read More -> 2016.05.17, RDF Newsletter, Vol 16, Edition 05.17

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Sala IV constitutional court denies water to giant development [Las Catalinas]

2016.05.16 Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: The Struggle for Water in Guanacaste

The Sala IV constitutional court has declined to order a local water company to provide service to a giant development in Playa Potrero. The Poder Judicial released a short summary Friday that said although there is a fundamental right to drinking water, the local utility does not have to provide services if there are technical reasons in the way. Read More -> 2016.05.16, RDF Newsletter, Vol 16, Edition 05.16

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Thousands of people are Receiving Contaminated Water in Guanacaste

2016.02.14 Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: The Struggle for Water in Guanacaste

As the result of the over-exploitation of aquifers throughout the northwestern province of Guanacaste, thousands of people are receiving water that has been salinized to the point it is no longer fit for human consumption, Elizabeth Fallas, one of the officials that oversees community water systems known as ASADAs for the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), told CRHoy.com in an interview published Wednesday morning. According to Fallas, the problem is in large part due to the drilling of illegal wells, which are overstressing the province’s underground aquifers. Read More -> 2016.02.14, RDF Newsletter, Vol 16, Edition 02.14

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Guanacaste Water Contaminated With Salt: Not Fit For Humans

2016.02.10, Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: The Struggle for Water in Guanacaste

Overuse of aquifers in Guanacaste has turned drinking water salty, making it unusable for human consumption. Part of the problem is that the continued drought in Guanacaste has created a very bad situation where people are drilling illegal wells, which places additional stress on the aquifers, which causes the salt contamination. Read More -> 2016.02.10, RDF Newsletter, Vol 16, Edition 02.10

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