Water Management Model in San Luis

The integrated water management in our province responds to a planning model and strategic action that addresses measures for the benefit of a intelligent management of the water resource. In this sense and for more than thirty years, the provincial government has been implementing actions designed to strengthen the management model with the focus on production, growth, inclusion and progress. In the province, there are 20 dams built that constitute a complex system which includes aqueducts, canals and public wells, all of which are administered and managed by the provincial government, through San Luis Agua State Society, the body responsible for the integrated management of the resource.  Regarding dams, San Luis has a pioneering water policy characterized by a strong vision of the future that today allows having a water reserve increased by more than 50% in recent years, which guarantees the supply for all its inhabitants for several decades, and reaches a total storage capacity of 470 hm3. The water for human consumption, agricultural, livestock, irrigation, and industrial uses is a fundamental element, not only for survival, but also for the growth and development of a province in permanent expansion.

The water reservoirs across our territory constitute a valuable heritage of water distributed strategically all over the provincial map. We cannot talk about dams without mentioning the extensive network of aqueducts and channels originating in them. This network today reaches an extension of 4,000 km of water conducted by aqueducts, and 731 km of raw water transported by the canal system. However, analysing these revealing numbers, we could say that what is truly significant of this water infrastructure is that it is synonymous with progress, development, work and inclusion… avoiding the population exodus and providing more tools for the development of productive initiatives to the citizens of the different towns and places of the interior of the province. In summary, the water model seeks to help the province development and be another essential piece in the model of local productivity.