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Baja California, Mexico Addresses Water Scarcity, Partnering With Fluence

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Baja California, Mexico Addresses Water Scarcity, Partnering With Fluence

By Linda Dailey Paulson

When the government of Baja California, Mexico, declared a water emergency for the region of San Quintín in 2014, leaders knew they needed to find a solution to ensure residents a reliable, safe water source.

Water is a constitutional right in Mexico and it is the government’s duty to provide potable water to all the nation’s residents.

To solve the problems of a lack of water and water infrastructure, and the high price of tanked-in water, the State Water Commission of Baja California decided to build a desalination plant in San Quintín. The region is 160 miles south of the United States-Mexico border and about 100 miles south of the coastal city of Ensenada.