Mexico is suffering the worst drought in 70 years, and is in desperate need of NAWAPA and other major infrastructure projects like the PLHINO (North Western Hydraulic Project). But Jose Luis Luege Tamargo, an agent of the British monarchy's genocidalist Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) who heads the National Water Commission CONAGUA (which some call SINAGUA—"without water") instead peddles the fraud of global warming and climate change, evidence for which he says is irrefutable.
There must be "drastic change in public policy," he told the regional experts meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on July XX, particularly regarding the use of fuels—no nuclear, only solar, wind and biofuels are viable. Mexico must "adapt" to scarcity, he said, and states and municipalities must be forced to "respect the use of the soil" and ration consumption of natural resources and water. Nary a word about infrastructure.
The results of this murderous policy are evident in the state of Chihuahua, one of the hardest hit by drought. Here, where drought has destroyed crops and killed off 250,000 cows in recent months—only 64,000 hectares of beans were planted in the whole state this past planting season, compared to the usual 117,000—CONAGUA itself is fueling "water wars" between peasant of the radical El Barzon movement and the community of 50,000 Mennonite farmers who have historically developed very productive agriculture in the state. Governor Cesar Duarte, who is close to the farming community, is caught in the middle, trying to stave off violence. After CONAGUA joined with El Barzon to destroy four dams built by the Mennonites and close up to 200 wells it says have been drilled illegally, Mennonite youth have started to take up arms to defend the community. It's only a matter of time before someone is killed.
El Heraldo charged on July 27 that CONAGUA has become "an instrument of political control," demanding that producers and water consumers embrace a "culture of conservation and self-restraint in order to enforce sustainability." In Mexico, water is the property of the nation and the federal government is in charge of managing it, through CONAGUA. In Chihuahua, 70% of the state's water goes to agriculture.
Duarte told El Heraldo that "CONAGUA, which I call SINAGUA ("without water"), has been neglectful, at best, in these conflicts, and it even appears that it has taken sides," noting how quickly CONANGUA moved w/ El Barzon to destroy dams. The Governor also reported that the rights of the Mennonites are being violated in some cases, as one of the dams destroyed was built well before the 1957 decree which put a halt to such construction. So dams were being destroyed retroactively.
Exacerbating the situation, according to the 1944 International Water Treaty, Chihuahua must export to the U.S. 80% of the water that accumulates in its dams and rivers. Gov. Duarte explains that "we export four of every five liters of rainfall that falls in the state ...we're the only desert that exports water!" Last week, Duarte opposed the sending of this water to the U.S. and asked that CONAGUA director Luege Tamargo intervene.
More broadly, crop destruction due to drought, especially in northern Mexico, has also caused food prices to soar, with a food inflation rate of 8.5% over the past 12 months, according to the INEGI statistical agency. INEGI reports that over the past six years, the price of tortilla, a basic staple, has increased by 74%; beans by 72%, and eggs by 66%, and there is no end in sight. Corn, soy, and wheat prices also going through the roof.