For the year 2015

DREM releases Environmental Statistics

Data gathered by the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira for the year 2015 show that the distributed water through the public water system stood at 25.4 million cubic metres, a 2.5% increase from 2014. 56.5% of that total was for household consumption (56.4% in 2014).

In 2015, the global production of solid waste in the Autonomous Region of Madeira was 169.3 thousand tonnes, down by 21.7 thousand tonnes over the previous year. This decrease is related to the deposition of inert material which declined from 54.0 to 12.1 thousand tonnes between 2014 and 2015. The waste deposited in the solid waste treatment plant of Meia Serra rose by 21.0%, while the waste destined for recycling/valorisation outside the Region stood at 23.6 thousand tonnes.

The consolidated expenditure of the Regional Government of Madeira in environmental management and protection was 41.4 million euros, 56.6% of which destined to “Protection and remediation of soil, groundwater and surface water” (84.2% in 2014).

In 2015, the 644 firemen of the 10 fire brigades located in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, carried out 36,494 services (down by 1.1% from 2014), 79.6% of which were related to health/prehospital situations.

Compared to 2014, there was less rainfall in both Funchal (300 mm in 2015 and 482 mm in 2014) and Porto Santo (306 mm in 2015 and 483 mm in 2014). In Funchal, the average maximum temperature was 22.8ºC, the same as in 2014. The average minimum temperature increased from 17.1ºC in 2014 to 17.2ºC in 2015.

Information regarding the air quality index for Funchal shows that in 2015, 90.5% of the observations were rated good or very good while only 3.3% were negative.

In the reference year, 76 forest fires were registered, which consumed an area of 468 hectares, 339 of which of wooded area.


DREM releases Time Series on Environmental Statistics for the 1989-2015 period  

DREM also releases today on its website, the Time Series on Environmental Statistics, updated with the data for 2015.

The series contains data about water supply, water treatment and drainage, solid waste, expenditures of the regional and local scope entities in environmental management and protection by economic aggregate and domain, data on air quality, weather, forestry fires, firemen, namely blue flag beaches, quality of bathing waters, information on the nature and environment protection service and defense actions against forest fires.