Why more rain is not easing Catalonia’s water shortages | DW News

The number of people dying across Europe because of rising temperatures has increased by almost a third in the past two decades.

Authors of a newly published report say 2023 saw a record number of days with ‘extreme heat stress’ – this affected people across all parts of the continent. But last year was not just hotter, it was also wetter. The whole of Europe was drenched with about 7% more rainfall than usual.

And to complicate things even further, not all regions have been getting more rain. As DW climate reporter Louise Osborne reports from north-eastern Spain, serious water shortages have left some people in the tourism industry fighting for their livelihoods.

For more on this, we talk to DW’s Louise Osborne.

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