Less water available in Portugal

in News · 05-10-2020 08:00:00 · 4 Comments

Portugal has less and less water available and in the next hundred years precipitation in certain regions of the country, such as the Algarve, may suffer a reduction of up to 30%, warned the Associação Natureza Portugal (ANP).

The Portuguese environmental organisation that works in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), argues that it is necessary to limit water consumption in some basins in the country, such as Sado, Mira and Barlavento, in the Algarve, to prevent the lack of water for the populations of these regions.

In a report entitled “The future has less water”, the organisation analyses the effects of climate change and warns that Portugal has less and less water available.

For the ANP / WWF, it is necessary to “act as soon as possible” and it is no longer enough to appeal to the consumer to save water or improve the efficiency of supply networks.

“The future will have less water, and we all must all be aware of this. Our government must prepare for this reality, limiting consumption in some Portuguese basins, allowing only consumption where there is guaranteed supply and promoting effective measures to protect water resources, particularly in the south of the country”, warns the organisation dedicated to the environment.


As important as it is that each individual does their part to save water, the government could do much more, for example by not allowing new golf courses, of which I’m told there are 13 planned in addition to the 40 already existing in Algarve. The government could also limit the eucalyptus plantations which suck up tons of water and instead support the land by reforestation which can bring more rain.

By Delia from Algarve on 07-10-2020 10:05

Don't bother buying that electric car, a camel is better for a dessert, and could be greener.

By Dave Lamb from Alentejo on 06-10-2020 10:42

Time to move further north where is still rains from time to time.

By Climate migrant from Other on 05-10-2020 01:35

Change the rubbish boilers hot water takes 5 minutes to come my boiler is new put small boilers in bathroom .even in the kitchen hot water is not instant .600 euros for rubbish boilers .

By Farooq Farooq from Algarve on 05-10-2020 01:34
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