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Emergency services attend 42 calls to assist with near fatal drowning in Spain’s Malaga during July and August

THE Health emergency number 061 has assisted 130 SOS calls for near fatal drowning in Andalucia between the months of July and August this...

Water year ends in Spain’s Malaga as one of the driest in recent decades

MALAGA faces the final stretch of the hydrological year (a time period of 12 months for which precipitation totals are measured) as one of...

Spanish reservoirs fall by a further 0.9% in the last week to a sinking 35.9% capacity

SPANISH reservoirs have lost 528 cubic hectometres of water in the last week—representing a 0.9% of their total capacity. According to recent data from the...

Taps back on: Gibraltar water supply back to 100% capacity after weeks of shortages following tunnel fire

MOST residents of Gibraltar will again be able to ‘enjoy supply from their taps’ this week, said the local water company after an Eastside...

Capital of Spain’s Costa del Sol rules out cutting water for showers on beaches—despite drought concerns

THE beaches of Malaga City will continue to provide water for beach showers. Three localities on the coast of the Costa del Sol Axarquia have...

Reservoirs in Spain’s Andalucia stand at an unsettling 28.33%

WATER levels in Andalucian reservoirs continue to drop at an alarming rate. In fact in the last week, reservoirs in Andalucia have lost 96 cubic...

Temperature hits record high in polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE current heatwave has seen a record temperature high for the waters of the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The Mar Menor Scientific Committee said...

Three municipalities in Spain’s Malaga to cut off water supply to beach showers due to severe drought

RESTRICTIONS on water usage at several of Malaga beaches are in place as of today, August 1, due to the worrying drought situation. The drought...

Child contracts cholera in Spain’s first reported case since 1979

A Toledo Province farm has been sealed off after a child contracted cholera by drinking water, possibly originating from a well. It's the first recorded...

Reservoirs in Spain’s Malaga over 50% capacity with only one remaining in ‘critical’ state

SPRING in the province of Malaga has brought abundant rain and with it eased the situation in the reservoirs in the province, which had...

New pollution ‘catastrophe’ warning for Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S Mar Menor lagoon is facing a new 'environmental catastrophe' according to a local council. Recent heavy rainfall and rising temperatures has led to increased...

Restaurants and bars across Spain are now required by law to offer free tap water 

FOR years campaigners have been calling for Spain to make it a legal obligation to provide free tap water on demand at bars and...

Project to restore ancient Arab irrigation system underway in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

AN ancient islamic waterway in the Sierra Nevada built by Muslim peasant farmers more than a thousand years ago is being restored. The project is...

Spain’s Axarquia to receive water from the western Costa del Sol to battle ‘exceptional drought’ despite recent rains

DESPITE recent rains, the water reservoir at La Viñuela, which supplies the Axarquia region, continues in a state of ‘exceptional drought.’ The transfer of resources...

Recent rainfall leaves four times more water than average for March in Spain’s Malaga

MARCH has been the wettest month of the hydrological year so far, seeing four times more rain than average for this time of the...

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

THE crumbling walls of a once-submerged village rising from the cracked mud of a dried up reservoir have become a powerful symbol of the...

Dry January raises drought fears in not-so rainy Spain as reservoir capacity goes down to 44%

THE second-driest January of the 21st century has sparked fresh fears of a drought in Spain. The government conceded this Tuesday that it was monitoring...

New €60,000 drinking water network for town in Orihuela Costa region of Spain

HURCHILLO, south of Orihuela, is to renew the drinking water network that serves many parts of the town. Ángel Noguera, Councillor for Infrastructure, announced €59,621...

Sucked dry: How water theft to irrigate farmland is draining Spain’s precious wetlands and causing irreversible ecological damage

Environmentalists have sounded a harsh warning over illegal water extraction that is threatening to drain Spain’s wetland reserves and cause irreversible ecological damage.

EU to help fund €1.2 billion conservation project saving agriculture in Spain’s Valencia Region

SAFEGUARDING economic sustainability and water supplies in the Valencian region is to cost 1.2 BILLION euros, with the help of the EU. A new Valencian...

Spain arrests 107 people for illegally extracting water from wells

THE Guardia Civil have arrested 107 people for the illegal extraction of water.

Spain’s tap water among Europe’s most DANGEROUS, study finds, increasing risk of bladder cancer

SPAIN is one of the countries in Europe with the most dangerous tap water, it has been revealed.

WATCH: Film reveals Spain’s secret chemical POISONING of natural water sources along Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, in Balearic...

Police have carried 1028 inspections after 101 environmental incidents were reported, including 25 ‘illegal spills’ of chemicals

NEW law in Spain’s Andalucia allows 300,000 illegal homes AFO status, granting expats water and electricity access

The development will allow some of the many expats, who were duped into buying what they thought was a normal home, connection to water or electricity

Tourist rescued after spending TWO days trapped in Costa del Sol cave without food or water

The 23-year-old man was on holiday in Mijas when he got lost hiking in the Rancho de la Paz area

EU STINK!: Andalucia to blame for Spain’s sewage treatment problem as country handed €12 million fine

SPAIN has been fined €12 million by the EU for failing to deal with its sewage water properly - and the majority of offending...

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