Political pact to solve water problems

The PP and the PSOE parties have agreed to work together as drought continues

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Massive olive plantations such as this one in the Tabernas desert use vast amounts of water, mainly sourced from local aquifers

By David Jackson

The two major political parties have entered into a gentleman’s agreement to work together on a joint plan to improve water management in the province.

The announcement came after a Junta de Andalucía study showed that more than 80 per cent of the province’s agricultural water continues to come from aquifers. The over-exploitation of underground reservoirs by farms threatens the ecosystem of the province and the long term viability of the farming industry.

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