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Chile's DGA issues landmark water directive

Chile’s Water Directorate of the Ministry of Public Works has issued a water scarcity directive for the Aconcagua river for the redistribution of water prioritising human consumption and agriculture to populations in Valparaiso, Vina del mar, Quilpue, Villa Alemana, Concon and others in the face of ongoing drought.

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The Aconcagua river basin in Chile.

"The distribution of water can create difficulties for farmers and other users of any basin in times of great scarcity.