Implementing the Water Framework Directive to temporary rivers

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The project partners are two research institutions - Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) - and two river basin authorities from the Mediterranean region - Agència Catalana de l’Aigua (ACA) and Confederación Hidrográfica del Júcar (CHJ).

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
  • Freshwater Ecology and Management research group  (F.E.M.)
    The F.E.M. research group is mainly focused on river ecology both in basic and applied topics. One of its major research activities is the study of biological indicators to characterize ecological status of rivers and streams. The F.E.M. group is located in the Department of Ecology of the University of Barcelona, a leading Spanish research Centre in Marine Biology, Oceanography and Limnology.
    • Narcís Prat
    • Maria Rieradevall
    • Núria Cid
    • Núria Bonada
  • Unitat de Cultura Científica i Innovació  (UCC+i) 
    Under construction
    • Ester Colominas
    • Rosa Martínez
    • Núria Quintana
    • Margarita Becerra
Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
The Surface Hydrology and Erosion Group (SHEg) is focused on the study of surface hydrological processes and regimes in Mediterranean environments. Most of its research is carried out in the Vallcebre Research Catchments, where research is ongoing since 1987. Research in larger basins mainly concerns water balances and hydrological regimes. The SHEg belongs to the IDAEA, a leading Spanish research centre in water research, atmospheric contamination and environmental chemistry.
  • Francesc Gallart
  • Pilar Llorens
  • Jérôme Latron
Agència Catalana de l’Aigua (ACA)
The Catalan Water Agency (ACA) is the public entity of the Government of Catalonia assigned to the Department of Town and Country Planning and Sustainability and founded in 2000 as the water authority in Catalonia, in charge of the governing policies concerning water and based on the principles of the Water Framework Directive. The Agency manages and plans the water cycle in order to achieve integrated systems, with a vision of integrated water systems, taking into account the balance of all ecosystems.
  • Antoni Munné
  • Carolina Solà
Confederación Hidrográfica del Júcar (CHJ)
Under construction
  • Teodoro Estrela
  • Arancha Fidalgo