Environment detects more than 7,000 clandestine irrigations

The Ministry of the Environment has detected a total of 7,724 clandestine irrigation systems, farms whose owners diverted resources from canals and wells without being authorized for it by the hydrographic confederations and without being part of the irrigation communities of their areas.

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How Cape Town has been saved from running out of water

The South African government faced the possibility that the largest city in the country would run out of water and opted for an unprecedented measure. The Government announced “zero day”. He decided that when the levels of the dam were low, he would cut the water in Cape Town and…

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Hydrological Geopolitics: Water Wars

The beginning of 2018 brought with it a concept, which, while not new to many regions of the globe, is the first time it has arisen in the context of a large city, such as Cape Town. Multiple means of communication have echoed the so-called “Day Zero”, the day on…

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The Duero basin leaves behind the drought

The Permanent Drought Commission of the Douro Hydrographic Confederation agrees to relax the restrictive measures on rights and concessions applied during the past year. The current situation of water reserves in the demarcation has improved considerably since mid-February. Thus, the reservoirs of the State have risen from 32 to 85%…

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