Archive for the ‘Spain’ Category

What Will Spain Look Like When It Runs Out Of Water? Barcelona Is Giving Us A Glimpse

Via The Guardian, commentary on what Spain may look like when it runs out of water? Walking through Barcelona these days, you can’t miss the signs and billboards picturing a red plastic bucket and the message “Water doesn’t fall from the sky” (l’aigua no cau del cel in Catalan). The ads are part of a campaign to get […]

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Spain’s Catalonia Is Spending $2.6 Billion to Survive Without Rain

Via Bloomberg, a report that Barcelona and surrounding areas are planning to end their dependency on rain water by 2030 as global warming forces the region to adapt to a dramatically different climate: Catalonia, home to Spain’s second-largest regional economy and popular tourist destination Barcelona, has a plan to live without rain by the end of this decade. […]

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Billions of People Reply On Rapidly Declining Groundwater

Via CNN, an article on a recent study showing that billions of people rely on a valuable underground resource that’s rapidly declining in certain areas: Many parts of the world are experiencing a rapid depletion in the subterranean reserves of water that billions of people rely on for drinking, irrigation and other uses, according to new research […]

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Barcelona Warns That Drought Emergency Could Affect Household Supplies

Via Smart Water Magazine, a report on Barcelona’s drought emergency: The Barcelona City Council in Spain has issued a cautionary statement, alerting that the drought emergency phase, looming over the Catalonia region in January due to insufficient rainfall, might impact residential water provisions should it escalate to the highest emergency level, reports Europapress. From January to November […]

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Spain’s Drought Emergency Is Growing

Via The New European, an article on Spain’s growing drought emergency: As I walk through the main square in my local Barcelona neighbourhood, I see the central fountain has been fenced off. It hasn’t been working for a while, and now has been blocked off completely. But this situation is not unique, it’s the same […]

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Innovative Water Solution Combats Spain’s Severe Drought

Via BNN, a look at some innovative water solutions combating Spain’s drought: Spain is grappling with a severe drought, particularly in regions such as Andalusia and Catalonia, where water reserves are languishing below 20%. In response to this crisis, a range of technologies are being deployed, including portable desalination units and systems that extract water […]

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