Regarding climate change, Francisco Quijas Cruz, head of the Undersecretariat of Civil Protection in Hidalgo, acknowledged that “time has defeated us.”
In an interview with the media, the official stated that, despite this problem, society still has the opportunity to contribute to the care of the planet, such as accustoming future generations to conserve water and plant trees. trees, bushes and grass to maintain soil humidity. .
Quijas Cruz emphasized that the water stress will be constant in 2024, but with the arrival of cold fronts and expected rains, there is still hope to combat the drought in different parts of the entity.
He took advantage of the occasion to call the population to take care of water, announcing that a “severe and difficult” summer is approaching. He mentioned that most of the dams in Mexico have less water than usual, except in the north, where there is an adequate supply.
The official reported that there are two sources of water supply, dams and ground water, both in complicated situations. When water is wasted, abnormal conditions may arise.
Regarding the forecasts for 2024, Quijas Cruz pointed out that they are variable and expressed the hope that the rains will continue, because the rainy season will last until May. He emphasized the coordination of Civil Protection with agencies such as the National Forestry Commission (Conafor), the National Water Commission (Conagua) and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), which specialize in this issue, as well as state agencies, to propose strategies to combat climate change.