Mexico water crisis:

Facts, FAQs, and How to help

Since 2020, the average rain fall in Nuevo León has only been 75% of historical levels. This decline signals a noteworthy reduction in water availability. The reliance on dams accounts for 60% of the water supply, while wells contribute 40% to the overall water resources.

Water supply primarily relies on dams (60%) and wells (40%). Notable dams contributions include Cerro Prieto at 9.18%, Cuchillo at 43.10%, and La Boca at 12.01%. The current water supply infrastructure for Monterrey is heavily dependent on rain and hurricane events.

Looking ahead, the forecast indicates a 5% population growth over the next decade. This demographic shift is expected to result in an increased demand for potable water, exacerbating the existing deficit in supply. As of January 2024, the water supply estimate for 2023 fell short, with only 13 m³/s provided, as opposed to the anticipated 17.5 m³/s. This underscores the urgency for sustainable solutions to meet the growing water demands in the region.

These investments are closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Population Growth

Over time, cities in the northeast region of Mexico will experience population growth due to factors such as migration and natural increase. Supplying desalinated water will be crucial in addressing the escalating water needs of the expanding population in the region.

Supply Security

By providing a constant water supply to cities, communities, and industries in both Nuevo Leon and the North of Tamaulipas, reliable access to drinking water throughout the year will be ensured, reducing vulnerability to potential supply interruptions.

Public Health

Access to quality drinking water is essential for ensuring public health in both Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. By providing desalinated seawater, exposure to contaminants and pathogens that may be present in untreated water sources is reduced.


A Water Stress Solution for Northeast Mexico.

Aquamar is a united effort specialized in water solutions, particularly known for its innovative technologies in wind energy, desalination plant construction, and aqueduct development. In tackling Mexico's water crisis, Aquamar leverages these advanced solutions to address key challenges such as water scarcity and quality.