Today I woke up with the news is supposed to bring relief to our highly consuming human souls, as it has been announced with great excitement, which people wedding still, that our country has in its coffers underground the not inconsiderable amount of mitigate water (do not think so, our thirst for finish us all) the need of the society for the princely sum of 100 years and read it, but here for the scoop, announced that for such a miracle takes place, the government requires a high investment.

Removing the fluid, said CEO Water System capital, Ramon Aguirre Diaz, will not cause the collapse of the capital, but in the first stage for exploitation will require an investment of 500 million pesos, said in a radio interview. “

So making remembrance of my experience in the National Coordination of Historical Monuments, I found a job whose importance has unfortunately been ignored, at that time in 2009 I had the honor of working with architects, Salvador Avila of Colinas de buen and Angel Leyva of CNMH in developing a presentation of the paper called “Templo Mayor VULNERABILITY AND UNDERGROUND bioclimate”, within the cycle of conferences ENCRyM, whose focus was just to show the terrible consequences that have occurred in the center of the country due to the low awareness of sustainability, since over 26 years have been extracted absurd amounts of water, under the premise of “nothing happens”, well here we say, that’s not true and reality shows, initiate highlighting the theme of the exhibition, the Temple, for whom we have visited so either from the grid or we walked, I have some news, that place whose discovery dates back to the late 70’s and early 80’s, the level is not what we see with much astonishment, that was below the actual, what we now see almost at street level is a direct product of bufamiento or as when you press a part of the surface of a water balloon, the effect of the rest of physics becomes larger.

“Currently, 70% of the water consumed in Mexico City and the metropolitan area is extracted from underground aquifers, this fact, coupled with the weight of the buildings and the stratigraphy of each zone differential subsidence causes: the buildings that are above ground and consolidated, and / or other construction debris will sink slowly than others.

In 1978 began the demolition of the buildings that were on the temple.

The combined effect of the ground discharge and extraction of groundwater, causing the main temple structure expands upward and deformed, damaging its own constitutive masonry, finishes and the built environment. “1

As pictured, red curves follow the order of deformation of the main temple, so that mathematics and physics, this is a direct result of removing the liquid base, a land whose nature is wet.


View Street Temple to Guatemala. Photo: Yolanda Morales. 2009

Like any solid body acted upon by a constant force for a given time, the mass yields both in shape, size and texture, this space has a peculiar way of shouting his misfortune to direct human action, showing the effects cracks under the name, who travel long distances and that the eye of the beholder is often only attractions, but see not as obvious, but here are a plane whose plan view some of the highlights that we could find at the time by a plan submitted by the restorers by locating them in place.

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Plan view of existing cracks of the main temple. 2009

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The angle that stands out in this picture is the value of 93 °, the architects determined dimension as approximate, to establish hard numbers corresponding to the collapse that prevailed in 2009, but have walked the streets of downtown historical urged them not to look at the floor if not lift our eyes to the surrounding buildings, streets passing by and check that show in some cases dramatic evidence of ripple, as this is closest evidence that removal of vital fluid is the most viable option, since such differential subsidence not only make rolling contexts, but like the Templo Mayor, trigger cracks, sometimes deep structurally affecting buildings and spaces, just remember that emerged last year supposedly from scratch holes in the ground of unusual depth, and were announced as a result of water leaks and others and is not communicated with the seriousness it deserves, whether related to the extraction of water.

“Just apply a significant load on the ground to appear, not necessarily serious, the most critical are related to the sinking of the city or any area affected by pumping water from deep wells,” he said at the time Gabriel Auvinet Guichard, researcher at the Institute of Engineering Leading Academic.

However despite data and comments like those above our horizon is one shelve what happened and start from scratch (as if that were possible) to the nature of the terrain, such as the city of Mexico.

“Aguirre said Diaz met with the National Water Commission (Conagua) and the Institute of Geology of the UNAM to quantify the real potential and sustainably for 100 years, but said that does not mean that is sufficient to supply the city during that period. “

That is why we go to the personal historical coffers, reminds me the most obvious conclusion (at least for me) if an investment is greater than the Conagua quantified, but it is so well said, an investment that will great benefits in the future, but here the word is pejorative for those who are in charge, instead opting to take the bag to put the people, if it will capture all rainwater that overflows the streets each year and is wasted , and by using the technologies that students from different schools have proposed to purify it, we would avoid subsidence, cracks, appending steps to independence Monument, etc traffic chaos.

Capturing rainwater on the roofs of the houses in china Tlalpan, to be purified for human consumption will be in a period not exceeding one year, as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) works in the development of a pilot project to be implemented in areas where there is shortage of more liquid.

This was reported Higinio Chavez Garcia, head of Tlalpan borough, to meet villagers of San Miguel Topilejo, San Miguel Ajusco, San Miguel and San Andres Xicalco Totoltepec, who explained that the rain water harvesting is an ancient system that has been practiced in different times and cultures.

He said the Department of Ecology, the Tlalpan delegation is working on a project with UNAM agency to design a project to convert all crockery roofed houses in rainwater collectors. “

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ANNUAL COLLECTION: 10,000 m3 CAPTURE IN 26 YEARS: 260,000 m3. Are the amounts that would be possible if it will capture rather than mining. Image: Presentation of the paper “increased vulnerability TEMPLE: UNDERGROUND AND BLIOCLIMA”. See ENCRyM 27/08/2009.

Well here I leave to it and read the full text of this physical evidence, if you will, and you just need to visit the center and take a tour thoroughly and see what could happen where you live now, if such “proposal “takes place.

1.Abstract of the paper.
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