The initiative will feature interventions by Cláudia Sil, a CCMAR researcher, and representatives from the University of Algarve, PAS-Plataforma Água Sustentável, and Quarpesca -Associação dos Shipowners and Fishermen of Quarteira. In addition to the guest speakers, “the debate will be open to the expression of opinions, comments, and questions from participants in the session”, according to the organisers.

Despite admitting that the “water issue is crucial in the Algarve”, Plataforma Mais Algarve questions the relevance of building a desalination plant.

“Many understand that these millions of investments are not justified and many also believe that the resulting environmental and social impacts are more harmful than the supposed benefits arising” from the construction of the plant.