Water restrictions in Campo de Gibraltar from 18 April if no rain arrives

The Drought Board announced yesterday the water restrictions that will be applied from 18 April if the necessary rainfall does not occur in the Campo de Gibraltar. The objective of the measures to be adopted is to have 20 cubic hectometres available in the reservoirs at the end of September and to guarantee the supply to the population while awaiting the rains next autumn.

In compliance with the provisions of the Drought Plan approved by the Board of Directors of the regional public company Arcgisa and under the chairmanship of the president of the Association of Municipalities of Campo de Gibraltar, Juan Lozano, a new session of the Drought Committee has taken place.

The working meeting was attended by representatives of the eight municipalities of Campo de Gibraltar together with the technical heads of the companies that manage the water supply in the region (Arcgisa, Emalgesa, Egal and Aguas del Valle del Guadiaro), who were joined by representatives of the AGI (Association of Large Industries) and regional environmental groups.

In view of the current weather forecasts and the persistent lack of rainfall, based on the current situation of the Guadarranque and Charco Redondo reservoirs, and with the aim of guaranteeing the water supply in the Campo de Gibraltar for as long as possible, the drought committee has adopted a series of measures, including the start of water restrictions for the population as of 18 April, unless the long-awaited rainfall occurs.

The measures will involve reducing the pressure on the water supplied in such a way as to achieve a saving that will allow the reservoirs to reach some 20 cubic hectometres by 30 September, in such a way as to guarantee the supply to the population of Campo de Gibraltar until the end of the current year, while awaiting the rains of the period between October and December, the period in which there is traditionally more rainfall in the region. This reduction in pressure would be applied at night.

Likewise, during the session, an account was given of all the measures adopted to date, pointing out the need to reinforce surveillance of the prohibition of non-essential consumption, such as garden watering and street washing, among others, requesting the involvement of local governments by means of municipal bans and under the strict control of the local police.

President Juan Lozano pointed out that "we are facing a serious problem for our region and its citizens and we are doing so by adopting tough but necessary measures, which have the backing of all the actors involved". Lozano stressed that further meetings will be held with all the actors involved, maintaining constant communication on the evolution of the situation.

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Drying up: Water disputes springing up as major drought stares Spain in the face.

I'm sure it's not just an "Amerikan" thing, but major playas' have been steeling the water from underneath aquifers, for quite some time.
Of course then it's blamed on whatever they tell you at the moment. Don't know if that is going on in Spain, but as the President of Nestle once said - water is NOT A BASIC RIGHT or necessity, so the water does NOT belong to the people as far as they are concerned.
It is to be hoarded by them...
Water wars...

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Andalusia asks for an extraordinary line of aid to alleviate the impact of the drought

The Regional Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Carmen Crespo, has asked the Ministry for an extraordinary line of aid to alleviate the impact of drought.

Crespo has participated today, telematically, in the Advisory Councils of Agricultural and Fisheries Policy for Community Affairs, where the councillors of the various autonomous communities have addressed with the minister issues such as the impact of drought, inflation and high production costs in the primary sector activities, as reported by the ministry in a note.

In the agricultural field, Crespo has claimed to the Ministry a new extraordinary package of measures aimed at alleviating the effects of drought that farmers and ranchers are suffering and has opted to activate aid from the new funds of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that, "once well studied in Spain", are raised to the European Union an extraordinary line of aid ('measure 23') aimed specifically "to alleviate the effects of drought in the countryside of autonomous communities where the sector is encountering additional difficulties".

"It would be a solution for the whole of Spain", stressed Carmen Crespo, who recalled that in recent years lines of aid financed by Europe have been activated ('measure 21' and 'measure 22') whose proposals also came from Andalusia and from which all the autonomous communities have benefited.

The Regional Minister stressed the need to adopt new measures in addition to those agreed in March. By way of example, she referred to the State approving a reduction in taxes, a reduction in VAT on inputs and possible subsidies for energy and desalinated water.

Crespo also stated that, "in this particularly difficult situation, the dual electricity tariff for irrigators, who really need it, must be implemented". Precisely to support these last professionals in the field, the Minister has asked for "the help of the Ministry of Agriculture to respond to a serious problem that currently exists in the north of the province of Almeria, pending the Tajo-Segura water transfer, as well as Murcia and Valencia".

On the other hand, the head of Agriculture has asked for "sensitivity with stone fruit", whose early and small production in Andalusia means that "the limitations that are being proposed are not acceptable"; and has asked that the allegations presented by this Autonomous Community to the prohibition of agricultural burnings that the Waste Law contemplates be taken into consideration. In this respect, he pointed out that it is necessary to "continue fighting because, if not, the situation of many farms will be unviable".

In her speech at the meeting, Carmen Crespo also once again asked the State to demand an increase in Next Generation funds for hydraulic works to help alleviate the effects of the drought on the countryside. "Agriculture must have more funds for sustainable irrigation," said Crespo, for whom "this possibility is now on the table with the reprogramming of the Next Generation to respond to a fundamental issue in the fight against drought such as sustainable irrigation.

The head of Water regretted that the Guadalquivir Confederation, which is the responsibility of the State and occupies a large part of Andalusian territory, only has a drought decree with measures worth 9.6 million euros, which is "absolutely insufficient", and she called for an increase in these funds to provide possibilities for supply and irrigation in the area surrounding the Guadalquivir.

With regard to fishing, Carmen Crespo said she was "very concerned about the situation in which professional trawlers find themselves" due to the ban imposed by Europe on this activity in protected areas of the Atlantic, a measure which greatly affects vessels fishing in the Gulf of Cadiz, and specifically, it is estimated that this measure affects 600 crew members of 120 Andalusian vessels.

The Councillor regretted that this unilateral decision by the European Union has been taken "without taking into account the updated studies of the Gulf of Cadiz, as was the case in the Mediterranean".

Agricultural Subsidies What Is The Common Agricultural Policy

Another part of the failed EU's
Communist "sustainable goals" that have not only failed, but caused tremendous damage in other countries in Africa and elsewhere with their far reaching arms.

A layer now added to the control grid is Nestles partnership with Ericsson and the 5G grid - IOT of things.
Starting in Latin America, and expanding from there. Nestles octopus arms, not only in the theft of water globally, but also poisoning everybody with the 5G +++ grid.

Gibraltar Messenger has gone into detail of the corruption of Ericsson in the report on 5G

And their "smart water sloution" to spy on you, your home your town all meshed into one big "lockdown", when they are ready.

Smart water solutions – a new frontier for 5G, IoT and BSS

With large parts of the world facing water scarcity, how to effectively optimize water distribution is of crucial importance. 5G and the internet of things (IoT)-based solutions along with specialized BSS capabilities can enable a water utility to set up an efficient multi-partner solution to help monitor, manage and monetize water distribution effectively.

The water challenge and need for rapid digitization of water utilities

Water is the most precious resource for humankind

[Then they should stop utilizing it for massive Data collection!]

Nestlé is sucking water from an Ontario watershed during drought conditions

The Secret Cost of Google's Data Centers: Billions of Gallons of Water to Cool Servers

Google is guaranteed 1 million gallons a day to cool the data center, and up to 4 million gallons a day if it hits project milestones. If that was a pyramid of water jugs, it would tower thousands of feet into Arizona’s cloudless sky.

Alphabet’s Google is building more data centers and they think they have the right to steal your water.

They also tell of the heat waves and fires breaking out due to climate change, but most of these fires are part of their programs.

All part if the global agenda

And lets not leave out the weather manipulation they are capable of.

So its time to cut the head off the snake.

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Unusual substances in rainwater analysis in Spain

A laboratory study of rainwater shortly before Christmas, when everyone is preparing with a frenzied shopping spree, turns out to be quite disturbing.

This is a laboratory analysis of rainwater in Malaga, Spain from December 22, 2022.
Aluminum is of course the absolute leader. Sulfur and Arsenic are strongly present in rainwater. Lead, barium, beryllium, cadmium, mercury and others are found in the rain (hardly only on December 22nd).

This is hardly the case only in Spain. This is probably the situation with rainwater throughout Europe and the United States. Accordingly, the soil and plants absorb all this, after which it enters the body of each one.