Friday, March 1, 2024

The Government will bring water to Catalonia with daily ships from Sagunto to alleviate the effects of the drought

The Government is preparing to deal with the drought suffered by various territories in Spain and the Ministry of Ecological Transition has informed the Generalitat Valenciana that it will bring ships full of water from the desalination plant in Answerin the province of Valencia, to Catalonia to alleviate the state of emergency.

After learning of the decision, the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Carlos Mazón (PP)assured that “I am in favor of the unity of water between the regions, a unity that must be officially extended to all of Spain.”

The head of the Consell expressed himself in these terms after talking to the Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera. The socialist announced his intention to bring water in boats from the desalination plant located in Sagunto to Catalonia to fight against the drought suffered by this territory, according to the Valencian Government in a statement.

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Mazón explained that he is in favor of “desalinated water with priority and almost exclusive use emergency oral consumptionnot for irrigation because it is very harmful to our crops and citrus.”

In the same way, the head of the Valencian executive indicated that the minister “guarantees that the increase in the capacity of the desalination plant above 15% will not affect the needs of the province of Valencia.”

In addition, the president of the Generalitat Valenciana proposed a meeting with the head of the ministry to respond to the water needs of the Valencian Community on issues such as the transfer or the emergency of Albufera.

Finally, the president recalled the commitment of the Consell to protect the right to water “What the Valencian Community needs and deserves“.

In addition, he pointed to some actions already carried out by the Generalitat, such as the post-transfer works with the provision of section 1, where the works will start soon, with a budget of 9 million euros or the gentle. for section 2 of this infrastructure.


Thursday, February 1, 2024 will go down in history as the day Catalonia declared a drought emergency in 200 municipalities. The regions of Girona and Barcelona They have entered this phase predicting severe water restrictions in the cities that make up them, including Barcelona.

About six million people are living in this state of emergency due to drought since last Friday. Thus began the longest summer for many Catalans.

Among the measures announced by the Executive of Pere Aragonès (ERC) There are increasing restrictions for agricultural (80%), livestock (50%), industrial (25%) and other recreational uses (25%) as well as restrictions on recreational use that has to do with irrigation.

Likewise, a maximum municipal allocation has been established. The total amount of water that enters the municipal tank to supply the population does not exceed 200 liters per inhabitant per day (including economic and commercial activities). City councils have been threatened with fines for overdoing it.

Thus, the 202 municipalities affected by the entry of emergency have now been made by the Catalan Generalitat aiimpose restrictions on citizens for household appliances to maintain supply.

Local entities can reduce this consumption by reducing water pressure, although they can also make hourly cuts based on their municipal emergency plans approved in each case.

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