Source Documents for Water Supply research

Source Documents for Water Supply research © Michelle Chaplow
Source Documents for Water Supply research

Source Documents for Andalucia Water Supply research

Source documents for our Water Supply in Andalucia research ranging from the Andalucia Government Budgets, hydrological and drought monthly and annual reports. Three cycles of five year plans for each of the water basins, special plans for the drought.

Annual reports on Hydrological year in Andalucia - Informe Balance Año Hidrological
The six-page annual reports on Hydrological year in Andalucia for years 2008/9 to 2014/2015 can be downloaded from Portal Ambiental de Andalucía. There are no reports published after 2014/2015. Monthly reports were only published from October 2009 to February 2012.

It looks like the Hydrological reports were replace by the drought reports in 2016. A drought report is different. It is probably of more interest to a farmer than for hydrological research.

Monthly analysis of the drought in Andalucia. A sub-provincial study. - Análisis de la sequía en Andalucía.
Synthetic values are obtained to measure the incidence of drought by agricultural region based on the study of precipitation and vegetation stress. Forecasts are made for the coming months.
Reports from September 2016 to about six weeks ago can be downloaded.
February 2024 Report - 15 page pdf

Informe balance año hidrológico 2008/9
Informe balance año hidrológico 2009/10
Informe balance año hidrológico 2010/11
Informe balance año hidrológico 2011/12
Informe balance año hidrológico 2012/13
Informe balance año hidrológico 2013/14
Informe balance año hidrológico 2014/15

Andalucia Government Budgets
Andalucia Government Budgets are complex series of documents published at the end of each year for the following year's budget. They do contain a small sections on water management.

Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2024

Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2023
Presentación: Presupuesto de la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía 2023

Extention of Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2022
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2021
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2020
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2019
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2018
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2017
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2016
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2015
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2014
Andalucia Regional Government Budgets for 2013

Four special Andalucia decree Laws to alleviate the effects of the exceptional drought

Decree-Law 2/2024 of 29 January, approving additional measures to alleviate the effects of the exceptional drought situation on users of the intra-community hydrographic demarcations of Andalusia and adopting urgent administrative and fiscal measures to support the agricultural sector.
Fourth Andalucia drought decree-law. Regional Government approved the fourth drought decree-law with a budget of 200 million euros. 50 million euros will be earmarked for measures to help the agri-food sector. Emergency works include Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), Bajo Guadalhorce and Antequera (Málaga) and Motril (Granada). The improvement of water supply in Axarquia, with the Trapiche Drinking Water Treatment Plant; the Fuengirola and Río de Guadalmansa boreholes, portable desalination plants, and the Guadarranque canal boreholes. Water storage tanks in the Almanzora Valley (Almeria); improved storage in Santa Olalla del Cala and the villages of Cueva del Moral, Monteblanco, and Almonaster la Real (Huelva), and a floating intake (for near-surface water) on the Guadarranque reservior. The decree's foresees an investment of 30 million euros in the following infrastructures: In the Corumbel System (Condado pipeline in Huelva); in the Barbate System (supply pipeline to Tarifa (Cadiz); in the Campo de Gibraltar System (Pinar del Rey wells, supply to the northern area of San Roque, Guadiaro and El Tesorillo reservoirs, and wells on the Guadiaro river); Viñuela-La Axarquía System (La Rosaleda pumping, Guadalhorce-Limonero and Axarquía System, and El Atabal) and in the Cuevas de Almanzora System.

Decree-Law 3/2023 of 25 April, approving additional measures to alleviate the effects of the exceptional drought situation on users of the intra-community water districts of Andalucia and adopting urgent administrative and fiscal measures to support the agricultural sector.

Decree-Law 2/2022 of 29 March extending the urgent measures to alleviate the effects produced by the exceptional drought situation in the intra-community hydrographic demarcations of Andalucia, and adopting urgent administrative and fiscal measures to support the agricultural and fisheries sector.

Decree-Law 30/2020 of 24 November on measures to speed up the processing of the declaration of a drought situation in the intra-community hydrographic districts of Andalucia.

Decree 178/2021 of 15 June, regulating the hydrological drought indicators and exceptional measures for the management of water resources in the Intra-Community Hydrographic Districts of Andalusia.

Nine Hydrographic Confederations in Spain – Three covering Andalucia

There are nine Hydrographic Confederations in Spain, of which one Confederación Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir covers most of Andalucia and a little of its neighbouring regions. Since the River Guadiana is the border between southern Spain and Portugal, the Confederación Hidrográfica del Guadiana includes the western part of Huelva province and also Extramadura. There is also a very small part of the Confederation Hydraulica de Segura in eastern Andalucia.  

 

Three Andalucia Coastal Zones

These Hidrographic demarcations are wholly located in Andalucia and therefor are agencies responsible to the Junta de Andalucia – Consejería de Sostenibilidad, Medio Ambiente and Economia Azul (Regional government environment department) rather than the national government.

Along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Spain rainwater flows away from the watersheds of the Confederations Hidrogtaficas down towards the to the coast. In Andalucia these are divided into three zones; two Atlantic Ocean and one Mediterranean Sea:

Demarcacion Hidrografico de las Cuencas Mediterráneas Andaluzas

 

Demarcacion Hidrografico de las del Guadalete y Barbate

 

Demarcacion Hidrografico de las del Tinto, Odiel y Piedras