TE24 International Desk:
In a July report, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center said that 46% of the EU region was at a drought alert level, 11% was at a drought alert level, and that crops were already suffering from drought.
Water scarcity. reporting According to the EU, Italy is the worst affected and the Po River basin in the north of the country is facing the worst possible drought.
In Spain, reservoir volumes are now 31% below the 10-year average, while in Portugal, water used for hydropower is only half the average over the past 7 years.
EU researchers have warned that water shortages and heat waves have reduced yields in France, Romania, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
The report said weather forecasts are even more predictable, adding to an already “very critical scenario” that exacerbates the impact on agriculture, energy and water supplies.