Santo Domingo.- The United Nations Program for Development (UNPD) last night said the country could have as much as 60 percent less water in the next 100 years, which would directly affect Dominican Republic’s nourishment security.
In the National Report On Human Development 2007-2008 "Fight against climatic change: Solidarity in front of a divided world," the UNPD said an analysis of climatic conditions from 1961 to 1990, climatic scenarios and models were designed on which it based the predictions for the country.
It said the temporal horizon includes 2010, 2030, 2050 and 2100, and the three climatic scenarios analyzed are known technically as CSRT (benign), ECH4 (average) and HADCM2 (more dramatic).
It stresses that the most extreme model predicts that the country’s hydric volume could fall up to 60 percent, which would drastically lower the availability of water for the urban population and its use in agriculture, negatively affecting the attainment of two of the Millennium’s Development Objectives, linked directly with nourishment the security and the environment.
"These models have allowed establishing that the general tendency of the climate in the next 100 years is towards heating and drought," said the four-chapter report presented last night in the PUCMM University.