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The solution of the Region of Murcia for Water governance can be summarized in creating an institutional and legal system that has worked well and is based on the following practices:

(1) High efficiency in the use of water resources for urban and agricultural uses.

(2) High level of reuse of all wastewater for agricultural and environmental uses.

(3) Existence of experiences on the use of desalinated water, having shown its limitations, with facilities regional, state and private owned.

(4) Problems related to the use of groundwater to face periods of drought, with a current situation in which these water bodies are polluted and overexploited.

(5) Models of efficiency in water use for irrigation, resulting in high-tech agriculture, unsubsidized, competitive and of export.

(6) Viable model of transferring water between basins (Tajo-Segura water transfer) that has meant a case of economic success and territorial and social cohesion that has generated attention for its economic and environmental benefits, job creation and development of Southeast Spain.

(7) Model of good governance and administration, with the creation of a public entity for a single administration of the treatment system and water recycling at the regional level and establishing fees for the system to be self-sufficient from an economic point of view and by the users.

(8) High involvement of civil society and direct management of water users, especially irrigation associations.

(9) Ancient existence of an institutional system for conflict resolution (Court of Wise Men) classified as World Heritage and integrated into the Spanish judiciary as a traditional court.

(10) Existence of a single basin of the Segura River under an administrative model that brings coherence to the management of extreme events (droughts / floods) and can integrate the region into the national water system.

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