PRESENT THE FIRST BOOK ON WATER CULTURE WITH TRANSLATION INTO THREE ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

Temoaya, State of Mexico; October 24, 2022.-

Lhe Water Commission of the State of Mexico (CAEM), in coordination with the National Water Commission (Conagua), presented the first Pop-Up book with illustrations and fold-out texts on water awareness. maintenance, which is translated into three indigenous languages: Otomi, Nahuatl and Mazahua.

This issue contains images and 3D assemblies that are consistent with the title “The magic urban cycle of water” and where, in a playful way, with the Mexican characters Milo, Sofi, Santi and Rito, the children of the entity will know each other stage: supply, purification, distribution and sanitation.

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At the Otomí Ceremonial Center, the executive member of the CAEM, Jorge Joaquín González Bezares, accompanied by the local director of Conagua in the State of Mexico, Lauro Agustín Becerril Martínez, municipal authorities and the head of the State Council for the Integral Development of Indigenous Peoples (CEDIPIEM), Diana Pérez Barragán, said that the purpose of the document is to promote in the population knowledge, habits and values ​​in favor of the maintenance, management, use, reuse and the preservation of water resources.

The Pop-Up book is complemented by an augmented reality application for mobile devices, so that users understand the journey of water through the video “Milo and Water”, and identify the various issues related to access at the water. from Mexico.

According to the census of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), in the State of Mexico there are 417 thousand 603 people who speak an indigenous language, of which Mazahua predominates with 132 thousand 710 inhabitants, followed by Otomí with 106 thousand 534 and Nahuatl with 71 thousand 338 speakers.

Hence the importance that these habits reach all the communities of the entity, so that they are disseminated and put into operation and thus provide more liters of water for the future.

The book, edited by Conagua and CAEM, has a circulation of 2,200 copies, which can be physically consulted in the water culture spaces of the municipalities of the State of Mexico, civil associations and sector allies.

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The presentation was attended by the indigenous representative of the Temoaya community, Francisco Gregorio Bruno, the members of the Indigenous Children’s Community, Emiliano González Escobar and Daniel Apolinar Miranda, the federal deputy member of the Water Resources Commission, Water drinking water and sanitation, Leticia Zepeda Martínez, and the deputy and president of the National Water Commission, Beatriz García Villegas.

Also the general director of coordination with the operational organizations of the CAEM, Noé González Frutis; the representative of the National Association of Water and Sanitation Companies of Mexico, AC, (ANEAS), Víctor Baeza Melo, as well as representatives of water culture spaces, civil associations, sector allies , students and municipal officials.

With information from the Communiqué.

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