What is the Tagus-Segura project?

What is the Tagus-Segura project?

The Tagus-Segura water transfer is a clear example of how a big volume water transfer between river basins can sharpen the social, economical and environmental problems instead of solving them.

Where is the Tagus-Segura?

Guadalajara, Spain
Tagus-Segura Transfer in its passage through Albacete. Los Anguijes Dam….

Tagus-Segura Water Transfer
The transfer system’s course.
Begins Province of Guadalajara, Spain
Ends Province of Albacete
Official name Trasvase Tajo-Segura

Why does Spain need water management strategies?

In Spain, water scarcity is an important challenge both for water policy and management. Approximately three-quarters of the Spanish territory currently suffers from severe water shortages and the situation is not expected to improve in the future.

Where is the Segura River?

southeastern Spain
Segura River, Spanish Río Segura, river in southeastern Spain. It rises in the Segura Mountains in Jaén province and flows east through the driest region of the Iberian Peninsula to enter the Mediterranean Sea south of Alicante, a course of 202 miles (325 km).

Where does Spain get its fresh water from?

The Ebro catchment is the largest basin in Spain. It drains an area of about 85,000 km2 in north-eastern Spain. The water system is concentrated around the Ebro, a 910 km long river flowing from the Cantabrian Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea.

Does Spain have water shortages?

The water crisis in Spain has come about due to recurring droughts as a result of the effects of extreme weather conditions that contribute to increasing temperatures in the peninsula.

Why can’t you drink the water in Spain?

In terms of safety, the tap water in Spain is perfectly drinkable. However, as mentioned previously, depending on the area in which you reside, your tap water may have a certain odour and/or taste. This can be due to the higher levels of chlorine, sediment and minerals that it contains.

Can you drink boiled water in Spain?

Yes, at least 99.5% of all public tap water in Spain is safe to drink according to international water quality standards.

What is wrong with Spanish water?

Spain’s water problem There are believed to be a million illegal boreholes in Spain, used to irrigate agricultural zones. The country’s water crisis and illegal water extraction is having fatal consequences, not only for the environment. Last year, a toddler died after falling into an open borehole near Malaga, Spain.

How polluted is Spain?

Some 97% of Spain’s population is being exposed to harmful levels of air pollution, a report by T&E’s Spanish member Ecologistas en Acción shows.