Implementing the Water Framework Directive to temporary rivers

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Actions

Timetable

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A. Preparatory actions

A1. Authorities and stakeholders consultation. Collection of data from Water Authorities for the TREHS tool development and to promote public awareness of their relevance on RBMPs. Awareness rising on the importance of temporary rivers. Creation of the project’s logo, leaflets and video explaining the concept of temporary rivers and the reason for preserving their natural and social values. Although this is part of the communication and dissemination, it was convenient to produce this material as a preparatory action.complete

Status of the action: completed

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B. Implementation actions

B1. Development, implementation and application of the TREHS tool. A software tool developed from the MIRAGE-Toolbox to be used in computers will be set up and tested in over 25 pilot temporary rivers in three selected river basins from the Mediterranean region.

ongoingStatus of the action: ongoing

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B2. Determining the Ecological Status of selected basins. In 25 pilot temporary rivers, a standard protocol will be produced and applied for the evaluation of ecological status (Water Framework Directive compliant).

ongoingStatus of the action: ongoing

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B3. Proposal of measures for river basin management plans.

Using the results from the previous actions, a set of measures will be proposed to preserve and/or restore the Status of such streams to be incorporated in the Programme of Measures of the River Basin Management Plans.

clockStatus of the action: starting in January 2017

 


C. Monitoring of the impact of the project actions

C1. Improvement of the state of the environment due to the project actions. The improvement of the management of temporary rivers will be monitored using the results of the 25 pilot temporary rivers using the information provided by people though a mobile phone application of TREHS.clock

Status of the action: starting in October 2016.

 

C2. Assessment of the socio-economic impact of the project. Assess the economic cost and benefits, derived from the changes introduced in the Programme of Measures using the TREHS tool.clock

Status of the action: starting in October 2016.

 


D. Communication and dissemination actions

D1. Project website and social networks.ongoing

Status of the action: ongoing

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Twitter  facebook

D2. LIFE+ Information boards. This action is required to raise awareness and reach a wider audience before the participatory process starts (B3).ongoing

Status of the action: ongoing

 

D3. Informe Layman.clock

Status of the action: starting in October 2017. 

 

D4. Media work. Different press releases and dissemination are planned during the project. ongoing

Status of the action: ongoing

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D5. Production of videos and brochures. This action refers to videos and brochures to be produced based on the project’s results. The initial video and brochures introducing the TRivers project were part of preparatory the actions (action A1) but links to this materials are also included here.

ongoingStatus of the action: ongoing

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D6. Technical reports. Technical reports on the TREHS software tool and the mobile App TREHSS (TREHS simplified version) and associated training activities for users.

ongoingStatus of the action: ongoing

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D7.Workshops, seminars and conferences.

ongoingStatus of the action: ongoing

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E. Project management and monitoring of the project progress

E1. Overall project operation. The management of the project is the responsibility of the coordinating beneficiary (UB) and several groups are organized for an adequate implementation of the project’s actions:

  • Coordination group. Responsible for organizing both the scientific and the administrative work of all actions.
  • Project manager. Responsible for management and research tasks and part of the Coordination group, Steering Committee and the Stakeholders group.
  • Steering committee. This group is formed by the principal researchers of the Institutions Involved and will coordinate actions A, B and C.
  • Stakeholder’s group. Formed by the Project members and all stakeholders interested the project’s results (TREHS software, TREHSS App, manuals, datasets, etc.).This group is permanently open.

ongoingStatus of the action: ongoing

overallProjectManagamentTRivers

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E2. Networking with other projects:

ongoingStatus of the action: ongoing

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E3.ongoing After Life+ Communication Plan

Status of the action: starting in January 2018