THE reduction in rainfall in Spain is leading local provinces scrambling for water.
Researchers said the average precipitation falling on Spanish hydrological basins has undergone “notable” changes over the last 60 years.
This trend is worrying for Spain, given its recent reduction in water reserves.
The basin of the Guadiana has experienced the strongest downward trend, with a reduction of 18%.
“In order to plan the most effective way of using water, it is of fundamental importance to know what has happened in these basins, and what is happening now,” said Professor José Carlos González-Hidalgo, from the University of Zaragoza.