The CHMS receives 44 observations to the Public Consultation of the Provisional Scheme of Important Issues of the Demarcation

The CHMS receives 44 observations to the Public Consultation of the Provisional Scheme of Important Issues of the Demarcation

·   44 proposals, observations and/or suggestions received, compared to 23 in the previous planning cycle, 2015-2021
·     All will be analyzed and answered; furthermore, they will be incorporated into the final text if it is considered that they seek the maximum degree of agreement in the solutions
 ·     Formulated by public administrations, associations in defense of environmental interests, irrigation communities, individuals, companies and professional associations
 ·     The concern for water-dependent ecosystems, the coordination between the different administrations with competence in water management when dealing with programmes of measures and the improvement of governance is highlighted

The Miño-Sil Hydrographic Confederation (CHMS), an autonomous body dependent on the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, has completed on 30 October the public consultation of the Provisional Scheme of Important Issues (EpTI) on water management in the Spanish part of the Miño-Sil demarcation.

Participation was high, a total of 44 proposals, observations and suggestions were received, compared to the 23 collected in the consultation period of the previous cycle 2015-2021.

These observations have been made by public administrations, associations in defence of environmental interests, irrigation communities, individuals, companies, professional associations, etc. and they show different proposals to solve the different existing problems from different points of view.

The writings deal mainly with ecological flows, mining activity, hydromorphological alterations, forest management and its effect on water bodies, hydroelectric exploitation, irrigation, specific and diffuse contamination, aquaculture, subway water management, satisfaction of the demands of different water uses; as well as the impact of climate change on water resources and compliance with the additional requirements demanded in protected areas such as the Natura 2000 Network.

It also highlights the concern for ecosystems dependent on the water environment, for coordination between the different administrations with competence in water management when dealing with programmes of measures and improving governance.

At this time, the CHMS is analysing each of the suggestions/allegations/proposals received, which will be responded to in a specific way and those considered most appropriate will be incorporated into the consolidated document, seeking the maximum degree of agreement on the solutions to be applied to each of the 16 important issues and the maximum possible fulfilment of the environmental objectives to achieve the good status of all the bodies of water in the demarcation.

Once the texts have been incorporated into the scheme of important issues, the latter will be presented to the Water Council of the demarcation to formulate its mandatory report and thus move on to the last phase of the hydrological planning process which will be the public consultation of the draft plan 2021-2027.