Still no solution as Catalan drought worsens
Politicians have yet to agree on a solution to transport water.
8 April 2008
SPAIN - The worst drought to hit the Catalan region turns the dried-up Francoli river into a path for a herd of sheep.
A recent decision by the Socialist government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero to oppose the construction of a pipeline to transport water from the Segre river to Barcelona has raised political tensions in the region.
Catalan water association Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua said in a report this week that Barcelona should be supplied by water from the Segre river temporarily during this period of extreme drought.
[El Pais / Josep lluis Sellart / Expatica]
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