INDRHI constantly evaluates seasonal drought behavior to mitigate losses
Olmedo Caba Romano, the executive director of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INDRHI), led a working group comprising directors and managers from the institute’s 10 regional offices across the country. The group convened to assess the ongoing seasonal drought and its impacts, with the aim of adjusting existing protocols or applying measures as necessary.
Caba Romano emphasized that regular meetings with authorities and a constant presence in affected areas enable the institute to gather the necessary information and take appropriate measures as the governing entity of water in the country. He also stated that records were being maintained for each irrigation system operating in the country, and short-term interventions were being evaluated in specific areas, such as sediment extraction from irrigation canals in the Barahona province and immediate replacement of pumps in Bahoruco.
The official further added that constant dialogue with various Irrigation Boards has played a crucial role in preventing significant damage due to the current drought. He affirmed the institute’s commitment to ensuring water availability nationwide for various uses and stressed the importance of working collaboratively for the preservation and correct distribution of this valuable resource.
In this context, he emphasized the significance of the meeting, which focused on the water situation to address it based on community priorities.