A decade after the first sargassum blooms were spotted in the South Atlantic, these massive brown mats of macro-algae represent one of the largest ecological threats to the Caribbean, a megadiverse region whose tens of millions of inhabitants heavily depend on tourism and natural resources.
In the Amazon, not lack water. However, the management of water resources in the region, often divorced from social participation, threatens sources of survival of its inhabitants and dozens of species.
The necessity of better treat to the rivers, according to the professor and geologist Milton Matta, is a factor that directly influences the quality of life of the population.
The National Water Authority will hold a meeting in Iquitos with experts to finish the diagnosis of water resources in this area.