The Valencian Community, Murcia and Andaluca demand that Ribera attain a consensus and assure the way forward for the Tajo-Segura switch | EUROtoday

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The Valencian Community, Andalusia y Murcia They don’t wish to be pressured to struggle in courtroom for a brand new strangulation of the Tajo-Segura switch however slightly they wish to take part and attain a consensus on the way forward for a significant water infrastructure for his or her territories. I'm not a fan of him Ministry of Ecological Transition repeat the maneuver of final yr, when with out consensus – nor technical arguments, because the president of the Generalitat by no means tires of reminding, Carlos Mazn-, imposed within the revision of the Tagus Hydrological Plan some ecological flows that in reality signify a lower within the quantity of water that reaches the Segura basin.

There was no negotiation then and the three autonomous areas, along with Madrid, resorted to Supreme Court in a struggle that, since May 28, the three barons of the Popular Party, Mazn, Lopez Miras y Moreno Bonillaand that the person from Alicante will keep in mind Vice President Ribera this Monday in a gathering they are going to maintain in Madrid.

Now the presidents and irrigators are making ready to forestall the same maneuver from being utilized to additional cut back the switch. This February the evaluation of the Explotacin guidelines, the rule that stipulates intimately the quantity of water that may be transferred at any given time relying on the water impounded within the Alto Tajo and the hydrological state of affairs. These guidelines, which should be technical and goal, needed to be adjusted to the brand new basin plans inside a most interval of 1 yr.

The three communities, additionally supported by the Provincial Council of Alicantehas despatched the Ministry a letter of prior allegations during which they request that there be a dialogue course of with the territories concerned – which incorporates Madrid y Estremadurabut in addition to Portugal – to, from a joint and integrative territorial strategy, attain a long-range settlement. They remind the Ministry, as El Mundo has realized, that it’s neither potential nor fascinating for the norm to answer partial pursuits and territorial egoshowever requires the broadest potential consensus.

The Tagus Memorandum

In the reminiscence is the Tagus Memorandum signed in 2013 even by Castilla La Mancha beneath the presidency of Dolores de Cospedal. With the rank of Law, it protected the switch and acknowledged rights to the customers of Levante in comparison with these of the Alto Tajo as a result of it assured at the very least a water circulation of 20 hm3 monthly even in conditions of stage 3, of water exceptionality, sure, beneath ministerial approval.

Although this settlement was interpreted by some Castilian-Mancha sectors because the renunciation of their rights over the river, the broad consensus is that the one being invoked now, within the absence of a National Hydrological Plan that confirms, as Carlos Mazn remembers, that the aua belongs to everybody.

That is why they ask the third vp Teresa Ribera that doesn’t result in National Water Council a regulation already ready with out having been recognized, debated and shaped. This was simply what occurred with ecological flows and Garca-Page He prevailed in his bilateral negotiations with the Government even over one other socialist baron much less belligerent with the federal management equivalent to Ximo Puig.

From the Valencian Community, Murcia and Almera, the creation inside Hydrographic Study Center of the CEDEX of a inside technical working group with illustration of all administrations and consultants to ship a technical proposal that doesn’t admit substantive dialogue or debate in three months.

It doesn’t go into as a lot element because it has performed in its Castilla La Mancha proposal, supported by the stories of the Tajo Chair, very hostile as a result of it reduces the transferable quantity in all situations and requires lowering it to eight hm3 in the most typical and, moreover, leaving it to the discretion of the Ministry.

Monitor the Tajo-Guadiana

The consultants who advise each the Valencian Community and Murcia additionally demand that the switch be built-in into the brand new guidelines. Tajo-Guadiana. This has by no means occurred even if the sources additionally come from the Entrepeas and Buenda reservoirs via the identical pipe. Castilla La Mancha has by no means targeted on it, as a result of it’s about sharing water between its provinces. The director of the Euro-Mediterranean Water Institute, Francisco Cabezasis obvious that each transfers should be coordinated in order that the Guadiana switch doesn’t cut back the flows that attain the Segura demarcation, as has occurred.

It can be requested that choices and discharge volumes be objectified with technical and automated standards with out the Ministry intervening, in order to achieve authorized, hydraulic, financial and social stability.