The group ‘Ecologists in Action Mijas’ has submitted allegations to the draft ‘hydrological plan for the Mediterranean Basin’ of the Junta de Andalucía for considering that the model overexploits the municipality’s Sierra aquifer Mijas and does not control the demand for water resources.

Thus, from the group they have highlighted that the document presented by the General Directorate of Planning and Water Resources of the Junta de Andalucía “is a continuous exercise of justification of planning and management exercised by the Administration in past cycles”.

In conclusion, they have indicated that “it is thrown in the absence of a deep reflection on the factors or driving forces, as well as the contexts and models of governance, which has led to the current situation of deterioration and overexploitation of the Sierra Mijas aquifer”.

For this reason, ‘Ecologistas en Acción Mijas’ has presented a series of allegations to the hydrological plan revision project proposal, corresponding to the Hydrographic Demarcation of the Andalusian Mediterranean Basins (third cycle 2022-2027) and its Strategic Environmental Study.

The environmental association qualifies the hydrological plan as a “works plan” that does not try to control the demands, but tries to satisfy all of them, which is unfeasible and condemns to resounding failure. With this proposal, what is achieved is “increase the demand for water resources and make the model more unsustainable”.

For ‘Ecologistas en Acción Mijas’ the plan forgets that “Water is a limited resource, and therefore there is to manage demand to prevent its excesses prevent reaching the good state of the masses” of the water resource.

“The overharvesting is the norm in most part of the masses of water in tourist areas. However, instead of trying to control the demands to achieve good status, the plan tries to satisfy all by providing new resourcesand experience shows that simply the expectation that this is going to happen triggers the demands to unsustainable levels”, they have exposed in the allegations.

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