WATER FOR LIFE, INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION 2019: Message from Otto von Bertrab, General Director, Río Secreto, Cancun, Mexico

I had the opportunity, 13 years ago to discover the Río Secreto system and since then I committed myself to get the recognition for Rio Secreto as a World Heritage site. Water is a fundamental human right, water is life, but it has to be clean and drinkable. The Yucatan Peninsula is an extremely fragile territory since all the fresh water is found in the subsoil where all the waste materials also remain.

Due to this fragility in Río Secreto, we need to raise awareness about the importance of the good maintenance of the ecosystems, to guarantee the quality of water in all the region. For all of us who work in Río Secreto, water is our commitment. In order to have enough fresh water we need to take care of our environment and spread the news about the importance of this natural wonder that we have under our feet.

Otto von Bertrab, General Director, Río Secreto