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Concluded the restoration of rivers Ucero and Abión, in Soria province

  • Atardecer en el río Ucero
  • Trabajo de recolección de datos en campo
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MN experimentally assess the methodology for hydrogeomorphological characterization which must be further applied to the Spanish basins

The execution of works of the project to restore the rivers and Ucero and Abión between El Burgo de Osma and the Lobos River Canyon, in Soria province, is complete. This is one of the major projects that have been promoted by the Spanish Government under the Environment Promotion Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (Adapta PIMA).

The project tries, in a demonstrative way, measures that allow the restoration of river ecosystems, focused to increase their ecological resilience and enhance their adaptation to climate change in the region. It has been promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain, executed by the public company TRAGSA and coordinated by the Duero River Basin Confederacy.

This assay has involved an hydrogeomorphological analysis of more than 36 km of river reaches influenced by the project, which has been developed by MN Consultants, commissioned by the Ministry. It includes several studies on an experimental basis, since they allowed both to apply and evaluate for the first time the methodology for hydrogeomorphological characterization which must be implemented in all intercomunitary Spanish basins in the future as stated by the EU Water Framework Directive (Dir / 60/2000).

To mark the conclusion of the works, the area has been visited by the Secretary of State for the Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Pablo Saavedra, accompanied, among other authorities, by the Government Delegate in Castilla y Leon, María José Salgueiro; the Government Subdelegate in Soria, José María Heredia de Miguel; and the Water General Director of the Ministry, Liana Ardiles.

Agentes implicados
Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
TRAGSA
Date
October 2016
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