International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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Venezuela

Venezuela at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

Vénezuéla is a country with a large quantity of water resources. The territory is home to six large hydrographic basins: the Orinoco, Lake Maracaibo, the Caribbean Sea, the Rio Cuyuni, the Rio Negro and Lake Valencia. Its climate is generally warm and rainy, but the orography, the wind and the sea cause important and drastic climatic variations in different areas of the country. For decades, remarkable efforts have been made to improve, plan and adequately manage water resources. But in the last lustre, the achievements have been tremendous. Providing clean water to all families has become a basic objective of the current government's fight against poverty. Public investment in treatment and sanitation plants has been in the hundreds of millions of dollars and a water conservation policy has been implemented, which includes actions to recover rivers and lakes. In addition, Venezuela is working to achieve major commitments to work against global warming. Its pavilion allows the visitor to know its management and resources.

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