The mayor of Agón, Aragón, “sick of extreme nationalism”, on the transfer of water from the Ebro to Barcelona. The underlying point being made by him and others in this, the latest episode in the Iberian Water Wars, is actually fair enough: aware of declining water resources, Barcelona’s “eco-warrior” council planned for unsustainable growth in consumption, and it’s unfair that farmers should pay the price, particularly at a time when the Catalan government is doing its utmost to end the national redestribution of financial resources to poorer communities like Aragón. Where that leaves Barcelona–with the Montjuïc fountains and beach showers turned off, tourists getting sick from the abominable tap water, and locals complaining that they’re getting a much worse deal than the tourists–isn’t clear.
- Having your glass of water and drinking it
Coverage of the Barcelona water crisis in yesterday’s Vanguardia was a standard victimist litany: Our consumption per capita is low compared to
- Time to end Barcelona ban on “right to dry”
We say we’re anti-nuclear and then buy electricity from the French; we say we care about water conservation while doing everything
- How to achieve optimal, emission-free load balancing for Bicing and other public biking schemes
In Barcelona, differential payments based on vertical displacement could eliminate redistribution truck carbon emissions and create income for cyclists with time
- Barcelona debt
“Clos!” mutters a wealthy neighbour every time it rains, confident that doom is imminent for Barcelona’s dentally salient mayor. In fact
- Late June lawnmower roadtrip across Northern Spain: call for sofas, haylofts etc.
Company would be most welcome along the following route, assuming a purchase is made on Wednesday: (Pontevedra,) N-541 O Carballiño, N-541/N-120 Orense,