Technical visit


The attendants will have the opportunity to do two technical visits with the aim to know more about the planning and management of water resources. The visits are organized as follow:

In the morning the participant can choice one of this visits:

Technical visit A.Water Resources system of the Jucar River Basin

The Jucar River Bain is majority semiarid as thought another Spain basins and show a high index of exploitation in combination with a lack of resources and a great variability spatial-temporal that produced recurrent multiannual droughts.

During the technical visit information will be provided on these aspects and some key elements will be visited that are used to reduce the vulnerability of the system in the face of droughts and increase resilience.

 

 

 

Technical visit B. Drinking water treatment stations (ETAP) and wastewater treatment and recovery (WWTP)

The metropolitan area of Valencia (MAV) with an estimated population of 1.3 million inhabitants obtains its water supply from Jucar and Turia rivers and Plana of Valencia aquifer.

In this visit, the participants can see the Manises ETAP (the highest capacity of production of MAV) and its evolution to faces drought situations. Moreover, the wastewater treatment station of Pinedo (the highest capacity of treatment of AMV) will be visited and its process to be possible the recovery of the effluent, building a non-conventional resource that plays a key aspect in the mitigation of drought cases, improving the guarantee of urban water supply as well as in the environmental recovery of the wet zone of Albufera of Valencia.

 

In the afternoon, all the participants of the morning technical visits are going to visit:

Technical visit, groups A and B, management of the wet zone of Albufera of Valencia. Use of green filters.

The Albufera of Valencia is a wet zone with an area of 23, 000 ha, including the Albufera lake with an area of 2,400 (the biggest lake of Spain), where rice is cultivated and unfortunately because of the near with the metropolitan area, in the 1970’s started showing signs of different types of pollution. In the beginning of the XXI century, it get started efforts to recuperate the lake trough reducing the pollution entry, management in and outcomes, making pilot experiences to establish green filters to reduce the load of nutrients into the lake.

The participants are going to visit the Tancat’s Pipa, where can appreciate the scenic beauty of the National Park of Albufera and the advantages of the recovery of this zone for the Metropolitan Area of Valencia. This place is included in the RAMSAR Convention and is key habitat for migratory birds and many other species, some of them are endangered species.