Spanish water transfer plan bites the dust
Spain's new prime minister confirmed last Thursday that the government is to scrap controversial plans for a massive water transfer from the Ebro river basin to the country's drier south. The government will make radical changes to other parts of the previous government's national hydrological plan as well, environment minister Cristina Narbona added later. These will include revising the concession of water rights, a desalination plant construction programme and the renovation of water infrastructure "in order to create a new water culture". See Spanish socialist party.