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1

How much water would Almeria get from the Ebro River?

95 million cm3/yr

2

What new localised schemes where introduced by the Spanish government?

Desalinisation plants

3

Cases for the new diversion project

Tourism between Alicante and Almeria (new golf course)

4

How could Spain afford the diversion project?

EU funding

5

Cases against the new diversion project

Environmentalists believe that the project misuses a scarce resource

Minister believe desalinisation provides water for a cheaper amount (aquifers are running out)

6

Where is there a major deficit of water?

Almeria, Murcia, Alicante, Ciudad Real

7

Where was there an excess in water?

Madrid, Leon, Zaragoza, Leon

8

Who would benefit from the project?

Cities, farmers, tourists

9

When did the government approve of the project?

2001

10

Responses to rising demands for water?

Hard engineering to increase water storage (Three Gorges Dam)

Restoration

Water conservation in urban areas

11

Role of governments in water projects

Strategic direction, sponsors large scale projects, taking charge in crises

12

Role of NGOs

Small scale projects, solving localised problems

13

Water companies

Some are profit oriented, others aim to provide safe clean water

14

Individuals

Might be a vendor, try to secure their own supply

15

Consumer

Buy the water

16

Pressure group

Raising awareness, blocking unsustainable projects

17

What is process of analysing motivations and perceptions of players called?

Values analysis

18

Effect of climate change on water supply

Earlier and increased snow melt