|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: Directorate General for Internal Policies|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Publication Date||July 2016|
This Study was commissioned and supervised by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI committee. It aims to analyse issues related to the petitions from Spanish citizens on the Spanish side of the Tagus and Ebro River Basin Districts. Two main solutions have been brought forward in order to solve the water shortage in Spain: water transfer or desalination. The most widely used approach so far has been the transfer, which has been proposed for both the Tagus and Ebro rivers. As indicated in the Study, in Spain water-related issues have frequently no political or social dimension but territorial significance. This Study tries to illuminate the problems and issues related to the river basins management in Spain while considering the applicable EU legislation.
|Keywords||Flood Risk Management Plans [FRMPs], River Basin Management Plans [RBMPs]
|Countries / Regions||Spain|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|