Friday, January 18, 2013

Peru: Peruvian region faces water shortage

Asparagus farming has grown so fast in Peru that it's drying up some of the country's aquifers. According to the National Water Authority, the city of Ica uses 35 percent of all the underground water reserves in the country. In fact, by 2015 one region could have no more water left for agriculture. Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Ica, in the southwest of the country.