Posted: Feb 7, 2013 4:36 PM by Caroline Flores - email@example.com
Updated: Feb 7, 2013 6:51 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Foundations from Mexico and the United States are coming together to work on water issues.
The Harte Research institute along with Texas State, the FEMSA Foundation, and Water Institute of Monterrey Tech in Mexico have decided to come together to save one of the resources we all share... water.
"On both sides of the border, on the Mexican side and the United States, we have similar water issues," said Monterrey Tech Water Director Jurgen Mahlknecht.
So today for the first time, leaders from institutes in Mexico and the US sat down to discuss water issues. They discussed what work has already been done and how they can combine research to find solutions to issues.
"We're doing a lot of research on similar topics and we could learn a lot from working together," said Eve Fernandez with the FEMSA Foundation.
Both The Harte Institute and Monterrey Tech have done quite a bit of work in the Gulf. One of the issues being looked at are dead zones. Those are areas in the Gulf that have dead marine life due to high bacteria levels. But by working together they hope to find solutions.
"It's absolutely vital that we hold hands and get our heads together and think about how, what we're all doing to make a difference," said Sylvia Earle with the Harte Research Institute.
Everyone involved says they are excited to see what results will come from this new collaboration.
"I expect some really good things to result from this," said Earle.
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