Water woes: Drought raises tensions between Spain and Portugal


In September of 2022, Spain announced that it would no longer fully honour the Albufeira Convention, a treaty on water transfers to neighbouring?Portugal. Extreme drought has left Spanish reservoirs at a third of their average capacity this year, a?situation not seen since 1995.?Portuguese farmers are finding the decision difficult to accept, while environmentalists say it creates?a major ecological risk.?Our correspondents report?from the Spanish-Portuguese border, near the Almendra Dam.