Javea Grapevine Issue 183 2016 Two - Page 49

Conference on reducing consumption of energy in water distribution The Xàbia municipal water company Amjasa and the Water Technology Institute (ITA) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia will hold a conference on the morning of Friday 11 March “The link between water and energy in the urban water cycle. Discussion will cover energy consumption (electricity or gas) needed to produce and distribute water. The conference will address the challenges facing the sector, such as meeting the demand of the millions of tourists who visit Spain, desalination, transport, distribution, drainage, purification and restoration of the the natural environment. Also, the need to reduce energy consumption to combat climate change and the greenhouse effect, as well as improving the competitiveness of the sector. The conference will be held at the Parador and registration is required (from Press Release). The workshop, which will last all morning, we will analyze all the costs related to the different stages of urban water in search of energy and water efficiency, and promote the Funding for Xàbia Swimming pool earmarked This from José Chulvi’s Facebook stream: “Yesterday I met with Ximo Puig, President of the Generalitat Valenciano, a person who does meet his commitments, including what others have so often promised and never fulfilled. In the Gen- eralitat’s budget for 2017 provision has been made for the financing of the covered swimming pool for Xàbia. Vamos!!!” (Eds note: Agenda21 has been banging on about this since at least 2008) Marina Alta’s miniscule Industrial sector shrinks Setting aside the two big local companies , the supermarket Mas y Mas and Baleària (shipping), which weathered the economic crisis well, the region’s small industrial sector has collapsed, shedding 42% of jobs between 2008 and 2013 when its 1,716 workers represented only 0.54% of the workforce employed in the region. From: La Marina Plaza Weather extremes and their consequences At the end of last week, minimum night time temperatures were to 18.9ºC in Benidorm, and 18.7ºC in Pego …temperatures more reminiscent of late Sprin