The president of the Duero Hydrographic Confederation (CHD), Cristina Danés, highlighted the importance of the Life-IP Duero project, which includes the restoration of the Zapardiel and Trabancos rivers with an investment of 5.2 million euros through a pilot experience.
It is “a pilot project to work in surface and groundwater” that can later be developed in other places, and which also “demonstrates that there are farming techniques” in line with a commitment to “rational and efficient water use”. The project, included in the total budget of 12.5 million of Life-IP Duero, is “a responsibility shared by all stakeholders in the basin management process, all within the framework of a more sustainable and profitable agriculture as a starting point towards a transformation of the rural environment”.
The president of the basin organization has highlighted “the relevant role of natural processes and ecosystems to prevent adverse phenomena, a new approach embodied in the restoration of the Zapardiel and Trabancos rivers, through three contracts tendered by the Duero Hydrographic Confederation”.
This action is part of the collection of this entiThe projects aim to improve the state of these bodies of water, the conservation of the ecosystems of the Natura 2000 Network associated with these riverbeds, the reduction of the risk of flooding of the riverside populations, and “the development of measures that allow the adaptation of these aquatic ecosystems to climate change, together with the recovery of the hydraulic heritage and the creation of new recreational areas”.