Iberian Rivers: News 2000 -2007


05.03.07 : More water send from Tagus to dry southeast
12.05.06 : Black water market drying out Spain says WWF.
19.12.05 : Water transfers back on Spain's agenda
01.07.05 : Marshland restoration in Spain’s Doñana National Park
11.02.05 : Spain (Ecotaxe on water), Government backs down (Edie News)
19.01.05 : Spain : preparations made should drought continue (if the lack of rain continues)
17.12.04 : Zaragossa was elected to welcome the next Universal Exposition (f)
26.11.04 : Spanish supreme court annuls water transfer (Environment Daily)
18.08.04 : Spain: A turnaround in water management (WWF)
19.06.04 : Visca l'Ebre! (Long live the Ebro!): The Ebro Delta celebrates! (Ebro water transfer is abolished )
03.05.04 : Spain Puts Last Touches to New Ebro Water Plan
08.03.04 : EU Commission pans Spanish water transfer plan
17.12.03 : EU : Decision delayed on Spanish water transfer
08.12.03 : Espagne/PHN : NGOs call for sending e mail to EU Commisioners
04.12.03 : EU Commission's Environment Directorate support for the the Jucár-Vinalopó Project, what is a part of the highly criticised Ebro transfer
07.11.03 : The european campaign for a new water culture and against the spanish hydrological plan opens the "blue embassy" on wednesday november 5 , 2003
28.07.03 : Spain : New Water Culture Foundation and WWF Report : the Ebro water transfer is a waste of money.
06.05.03 : Water transfers are increasing the water crisis (EEB/WWF)
17.04.03 : EU Commission sends warnings to Ireland, France, Spain and Greece Spain is questioned about the River Ulla
(Edie News) (e)
17.04.03 : (ext) Ebro :spain public opinion divided
14.04.03 :Pedro Arrojo, leader of the mouvment against the spanish national Hydro Plan wins Goldman Price 2003
13.03.03 : International video-conference by internet :"Debating the water transfers of the Spanish National Hydrological Plan"
08.03.03 : Spain designates 10 new RAMSAR sites and extends an existing one
02.03.03 : Spanien: Hundred of Thousands protest in favor of polemic water plan (AP)
26.02.03 : New questions from the Green Eurodeputies to the Europ. Com. about financing NHP and the Cartagena Report, on feb.26.03. by Gianluca Solera (french and spanish).
25.02.03: EU tax payers should not fund Spain's damaging water plan (WWF)
23.01.03 : Analysis of argumentation in favor of the NHP,
by Prof. M. Chóliz Montañés, Psychology Dpt in Universidad de Valencia University. (sp).
15.01.03 : Report on the Ebro Delta prepared by Professors John Day and Edward Maltby (eng).
08.01.03 : The answer from the Spanish govern. to the Europ. Commission.(spanish).
19.12.02 : a new letter from the Europ. Commision to the Spanish Governement about PHN questions.(fr & sp)
27.11.02: "Dam decisions" put Spain in the hotseat (WWF pressrelease)
26.11.02 : NGOs protest to Prodi over spanish Water Plan
24.11.02 : Marcha al Mediterraneo : Demonstration in Valencia (fr).
23.11.02 : Interview extracts of Ramsar President during the 8th Conference in Valencia. (fr & esp).
23.11.02 : Rhone-Barcelone water transfert : project of a submarine pipe.(fr)
20.11.02 : Spain : the Valencian government worries about the European subventions for the NHP and wants to accelerate the beginning of building.(fr)
18.11.02 : the Catalan government will ask tomorrow the Rhône water transfert to the Madrid central government during a non-official meeting.
17.11.02 : Marcha of the Ebro and the Rhone : 17 000 walkers on the stage of Tortosa (Delta of Ebro).
09.11.02 : Espagne/France: Marches (Marcha al mediterraneo) against water transfers are on their way, on the Ebro and Rhône rivers, heading to Valencia for the Ramsar Convention on November 24th.
29.10.02: First Of Two Ramsar Advisory Missions To Doñana 18.10.02: WWF: Spanish Government's figures and data on National Hydrological Plan's Ebro Transfer benefits are wrong and misleading
04.10.02 : Spain/France :"Marcha al Mediterraneo" organised by the opposition to the PHN will start from Ebro, Jucar and Segura basins and Rhone basin to arrive at the Ramsar Convention in Valencia (Spain) from 10.30. to 11.23.02. (fr/sp).
28.09.02 : Meeting of opposition to the Rhone river transfert to Barcelona, on the 28 september 02 in Girona, Spain. (french and spanish).
04.09.02 : Spain/PHN : 39 000 objections signed against connection water in Tarragona, first step to the transfert of Ebro water to Barcelona.(fr/sp).
24.08.02 : Objections against conection water nets between Tarragona y Ter-Llobregat : text available.
24.08.02 : The walk of the "Water Pilgrims" from Spain to Brussels on september : Programm and registration.
13.08.02 : "No to the P.I.D.E." the
Integral Proctection Plan for the Delta". text by the "Plataforma en Defensa del Ebre"
08.08.02 : Universitary essay about impacts reduction of the Ebro river transfert (english), by Valérie Lacroix/F.U.Bruxels.
29.07.02 : the TRASAGUA Spanish state company, charged to realise the Ebro transfert, gave his report.(french).
29.07.02 : The Spanish Environment Ministery sent his answer to the European Commision about the NHP.(french)
21.07.02. : Water Transfer from the Rhone Delta to Barcelona: Spanish press resume about Catalan delegation's visit to the BRL Cie at Nîmes on the 18th July. (french).
18.07.02 : Is the Water Transfer Project from the Rhone Delta
to Barcelona back ? (fr and spanish). NGOs Protest against the visite of the Number Two of the Catalan Party in France/Nîmes
(french an spanish)

ERN, the Plataforme de Défense de l'Ebre and the the Green Party during the protest

13.07.02 : Day of action and information about NHP in the Barcelona Cultural Contemporan Center.
01.07.02 : the Spanish Supreme Court cancels the expropriation decided by the Ministers Council in 1998 of lands needed for filling the Santaliestra dam (Spanish Pyrennees).
21.02.06 :at the hearing of the Petitions Committee, the Greens call for a parliamentary delegation being sent to Spain to investigate the effects of the PHN on the environment.
19.06.02 : the European Parliament's Petitions Committee discuss 10 petitions on the PHN on Wednesday June 19 at 4 PM.
17.06.02 : Spain : Itoiz dam gets the green light after all.
05.06.02 : Questions sent by the European Commission to the Spanish Government
about the NHP on the 23rd May 02.
(integral text in english / french / spanish)
28.05.02: Spanish National Hydrological Plan : Informal meeting with Commissioner Barnier
27.05.02: EU delays decision to fund Spanish water plan
25.05.02 : The Blue March in the Majorca island and the Demonstration ( 8 to 10 000 persons) in Palma
(Press photos and resume in french and in spanish)
21.05.02: Spain : protests against Itoiz dam
13.05.02 : A new Blue Marche and a Demonstration against P.H.N., in the Majorca Island during the European Summit of Environment Ministers, from 24 to 26 May 2002.
10.05.02 : How the NPH will permit maintain and extension of non-sustainable corn culture in semi-arid Castilla-La Mancha
regions. By Antonio Estevan (in french and in spanish).
23.04.02: Spanish supreme court deals blow to Itoiz dam
10.03.02 : Barcelona: 400-500'000 against the spanish National Hydrological Plan
08.03.02 : Spanish water transfer plan "finalised"
24.02.02: The EP Environment Committee approves the am. against the PHN.
18.02.02: New demonstrations against the NHP.
15.02.02: Call for demonstration against PHN : 17 February there will be a demonstration (about 20,000) in the Delta, starting in the Town Hall of Deltebre at 11.00am.
12.02.02: Analysis of the environnemental assessment document of the National Hydrological Plan presented to the European Parliament by the Spanish government.
A document of the New Water Culture Foundation. (In english - available in spanish on request - PDF format)
08.02.02: Outcry as largest Europe dam opens
30.01.02: March 10 : Important demonstration for a new water culture and against the Spanish National Hydrological Plan in Barcelona
24.01.02: Spanish Presidency's contradictory environmental plans ! (Pressrelease The Greens/European Free
Alliance in the European Parliament)
24.01.02: Spain's environment ministry published an environmental assessment of the country's controversial national hydrological plan
24.01.02: Spain notifies EU of controversial water plan
15.11.01: European Parliament passes an important amendment against the Spanish Hydrological Plan.
09.10.01 :The Commission on Environment of the European Parliament approves the amendment against the Spanish National Hydrological Plan. (eng & fr)
12.09.01: Long-awaited report. RAMSAR mission report on Ebro delta now available
11.09.01: The Blue Marche brings its claims to the European Union in Brussels
05.09.01: Portugal/Alqueva: Biggest Europe reservoir to start filling year en
01.09.01: The Blue Marche for a new Water Culture : Press Conference in Parliament House (Assemblée Nationale) in Paris on september 4th (fr)
29.08.01: The " Blue Marche For a New Water Culture in Europe" (Spain-Brussels) in Lyon and Paris
10.08.01: Spain, victim of its "hdroschizophrenia"
02.07.01: Europe/Spain: Blue March for a new water culture (eng & fr)
21.06.01: Spanish parliament passes controversial water law
05.05.01 : Condemnation of Europe's largest reservoir project grows
04.04.01 : Portugal: Alqueva Dam: Over 1 million trees are to be cut down, and hundreds of people are being displaced.
13.03.01 : Protesters urge Spain to scrap water plan
25.02.01 : Thousands march to protest the national hydraulic plan
17.02.01 : Spanish government approves controversial water plan
12.02.01 : Portugal : Activists are fighting against the biggest dam project of Europe.
08.01.01 : Spain appeals ruling in toxic spill case
29.12.00 : The government mulls appeal of toxic spill ruling.
28.12.00 : Spanish judge closes case in massive toxic spill
14.12.00 : European Commission insists on "Environmental Analysis" of Spanish National Hydrological Plan. (angl)
07.10.00 : Spain : Friends of the Earth demand reform to the national hydrological plan (PHN)