Few people know that the district of Chorrillos, one of 43 which make up the Peruvian province of Lima, owes its name to underground currents of freshwater that flow through the city’s drains and out to Agua Dulce beach, one of the best known resorts in the metropolis. Less well known perhaps is the story that the Spanish Viceroy, the Count of Lemos, on arriving in the New World, made the area his favorite destination in 1679, precisely due to the insuperable quality of its water. Continue reading “Bringing the coast back to life”
Water, an essential element for life, make up 71% of the planet’s surface. Paradoxically, only 3.5% of this water is suitable for human consumption, to be found in lakes, rivers and springs to supply our physical and hygienic needs. The remaining 96.5%, located in seas and oceans, is not drinkable due to its high level of salinity.