Murcia, Jan 26 (EFE).- The Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Morán, has informed that the new hydrological planning of the basin plans and the approval of the ecological flows of the Tagus provide greater stability to irrigators, since it avoids transfer or prolonged situations such as the one that occurred between October 2016 and July 2017.
Speaking to the media, before inaugurating the twelfth edition of the Iberian Congress on Water Management and Planning in Murcia, Morán confirmed that a transfer of 27 cubic hectometres will be approved for the month of February and that shipments will be made automatically as long as the headwater reservoirs, Entrepeñas and Buendía, allow it.
In addition, he has indicated that the Ministry for Ecological Transition will attend to the suggestions of the Council of State, which appreciated incompatibilities between the Tagus and Segura plans, to implement a single rule for the regulation of the transfer, since now “there are several that are dispersed in different regulations”.
Regarding desalinated water, he commented that the Government is working on the offer of subsidies, which will be published “immediately”, and in the negotiation with the irrigators and each of the desalination plants to reach a common average price.
On the other hand, Morán has affirmed that hydrological planning is established on the basis of national and European legislation, without obeying any particular or partisan criteria, so that the new plans are on an equal footing, since they have mechanisms of very similar management, with no difference in the treatment of citizens depending on the river basin to which they belong.