WORST DROUGHT SPAIN
Barcelona forced to import drinking water.
The water tanker is the first of six that will carry drinking water to Barcelona
Spain's worst drought in decades has forced the city of Barcelona to begin shipping in drinking water in an unprecedented effort to avoid water restrictions before the start of the holiday season.
A ship carrying 19,000 cubic metres of water from nearby Tarragona docked in Barcelona's port on Tuesday morning.
A second vessel from Marseille in France is scheduled to arrive in the coming days.
The port city on Spain's Mediterranean coast is among the areas hardest hit by the worst springtime drought in the country since records began 60 years ago.