Indeed, Spain presents a series of singularities. We are the third largest consumer of water in Europe, due to the weight of the agricultural sector. The one with the highest “water stress” index in the major European countries and the only one incapable of reducing it. The area under “water stress” is one in which the water demand exceeds 40% of the total available resources. In Spain, in 72% of our surface the demand for water exceeds 40%. In other countries they have gained water surface stimulating agriculture. We have a short-term investment May 2019 Calendar South Africa needs of around 12,000 million euros and of these, more than a third are infrastructures of a basic nature (if they are not carried out, they penalize us). And beyond the fines, it’s a public health issue in a country that receives a lot of tourism.
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Basically in the waste treatment. The average investment per inhabitant in 2017 in the EU was 1.8 times that of Spain (France allocates 3 times more). Spain generates 21 million tons per year of solid urban waste and 60% end up in landfills, when the average in Europe of the main economies is 29%. It is an investment priority that is not in the public debate although there are specific cases, an issue subject to sanctions. And we are not doing homework well.
We have to boost and recover investments in public transport: railway commuter actions with more than 450 million passengers, metro … The lack of budget leads to the absence of political debate … There is much to do. If we talk about public facilities, an example is the education infrastructure: the European public investment average is 2.2 May 2019 Calendar South Africa times higher than in Spain, and France and Germany allocate four and three times more. It can not be an excuse not to have infrastructures because there is no public money. It is not alarming, it is worrisome. Probably the railway and conventional roads are the ones that have suffered the most. What has happened in Spain is that we are at investment levels of 30 years ago. Public investment in Europe 2019-2020 is 142,000 million euros and Spain has 52,000 million euros. We have cut public investment, which also affects conservation. What impact does this sector have on the economy and on the employment creation?