The Autonomous Community and the Central Union of Irrigators of the Tajo-Segura Aqueduct (Scrats), defend the need for the necessary infrastructures to be executed «to guarantee a homogeneous distribution of water throughout Spain», As the main conclusion of the telematic meeting held this week between the Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment, Antonio Luengo and the president of Scrats, Lucas Jiménez.
Luengo showed that “the investment in irrigation modernization and in the execution of the necessary infrastructures are the keys so that we can all enjoy a common good such as water, and that is something in which the irrigators of the Region of Murcia have been an example for many years, no matter how much some insist on accusing them of waste. “
“Good practices in the use of water, modernization and modernization to ensure efficient use and research applied to irrigation are the keys to our precision agriculture and the application of sustainability criteria to the work of our farmers,” he stressed.
However, “there is still a long way to go and, above all, there is much to be done when equipping many territories in Spain with the necessary infrastructures so that water is used to the maximum and its redistribution with criteria of justice is possible. and solidarity. And that is something that we have been demanding from the Government of Spain in all forums, because the subsistence of the agricultural sector in water-underserved regions depends largely on the investment made in this area, as is the case in the Region and the rest of the Spanish Southeast ”, said Luengo.
In this regard, the meeting highlighted “the fundamental role that the Tajo-Segura Transfer in the economic, social and environmental development of the Region of Murcia, and the role of irrigation as a fundamental tool in the fight against climate change “, stressed Luengo,” so that without Transfer and, consequently, without irrigation, we are condemned unemployment, underdevelopment and desertification “, he concluded.