Water Wars in Chile

The exploitation of aquifers to grow avocados causes scarcity of water in Petorca destabilizing the region The over exploitation of aquifers in the region of Petorca, which is located in the central region of Valparaiso, by the avocado plantations has caused a shortage of water that is affecting the supply of the municipalities of the region. The increase in global demand for avocados in Europe, the United States, and China has caused an increase in tensions between residents of Petorca and large producers…
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