Water rationing in the Algarve. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Action of Portugal announced this Friday the reduction of water consumption in the tourist centers of the famous southern region of this country.
The intention, announces the Portuguese Government, is none other than to “promote” the reduction of water consumption in the face of the drought that the country is suffering.
“The Portuguese Environment Agency met with the associations of the Algarve tourism sector with the aim of promoting, in a collaborative way, the reduction of water consumption with the region’s tourism enterprises,” the Government said in a statement this Friday.
The measure focuses primarily on those spaces that require constant irrigation, such as golf courses or green areas, but there will be no limits on human consumption.
The ministry also urges the Portuguese to save as much as possible. Portugal is suffering these days a historic severe drought. During the announcement, Minister Duarte Cordeiro pointed out the need for “everyone to save water, because the drought situation is the most serious this century.”