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Molina de Segura - Spain

Climate change impacts

According to information from the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Environmental Affairs, the amount of water transferred to the Segura River Basin during the period 1996 to 2005 was reduced by 38.2% compared with that of the period 1940 to 1995. At the same time the water consumption in the Urban Area during the later years has greatly increased. According to the Preliminary Assessment of the Impact in Spain of Climate Change supplied the Ministry of Environmental Affairs it will result in an significant decrease of the water resources in Spain due to climatic changes. For the year 2030 a decrease in water resources between 5 and 14 % is expected and for the year 2060 an overall reduction of 17% of water resources is expected in the Iberian Peninsula. These percentages could exceed between 20 to 22% by the end of the century. Besides the decrease of water resources the interannual variability could increase. The impact will severely affect the Segura River Basin District.

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one

Good practice / spotlight item

Water conservation campaign
In this drought-prone region of Spain, water will become an increasingly scarce resource in the future. Therefore, the city of Molina de Segura has made an effort to limit the water consumption of its residents with a water conservation campaign. On its website, the city lists 15 easy ways residents can save water, including things like using plants that are native to the region in one's garden, only running the dishwasher and washing machine when full, and not emptying one's swimming pool all at once.
What sectors are concerned
  • Urban
  • Water management
Molina de Segura
A poster from the water conservation campaign. source.

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Droughts
  • Water Scarcity
  • Storms

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Water Management


Eduardo Javier Contreras Linares


70358 inhabitants

Contact person

Ricardo Guirado Colomer
Forestry Engineer


Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

Sep 29, 2014

Last Update

Oct 18, 2016

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