Panama Canal Plans New Megaproject to Solve Water Supply Problems

Panama Canal Plans New Megaproject to Solve Water Supply Problems

September 7, 2020 — TheMaritimeExecutive.com

Water supply issues have plagued the Panama Canal for years. When rainfall is limited and nearby lakes begin to get low, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has to implement draft restrictions in order to keep the canal running, limiting the amount of cargo vessels may carry across the canal. Now, just four years after the completion of the gigantic Expanded Canal initiative, the ACP is soliciting bids from international engineering firms for a new megaproject: a comprehensive water management system that would improve the functioning of the canal and secure the nation’s drinking water supply at the same time.

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