Case study:Guadiato Life project Model for restoring and integrating water resources in a mining area, actions for an alternative development

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Status Complete
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Country Spain
Main contact forename José Luis
Main contact surname Mora Castaño
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Contact organisation Mancomunidad de Municipios Valle del Guadiato
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River basin district C.H.Guadalquivir
River basin Guadalquivir

Subcatchment

River name Guadiato
Area category 100 - 1000 km²
Area (km2) 135 km²
13,500 ha
Maximum altitude category 200 - 500 m
Maximum altitude (m) 480 m
0.48 km
48,000 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous, Siliceous
Ecoregion Ibero-Macaronesian
Dominant land cover Extensive agriculture
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Name Mancomunidad de municipios Valle del Guadiato
WFD water body codes LIFE00 ENV/E/000425
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Pre-project morphology Sinuous
Reference morphology Sinuous
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Heavily modified water body
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River corridor land use Extensive agriculture
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Project started 2001/11/01
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Works completed 2004/10/01
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Total cost category 1000 - 5000 k€
Total cost (k€) 1439 k€
1,439,000 €
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Funding sources LIFE project 587.287€

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Reasons for river restoration

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Mitigation of a pressure Riparian development
Hydromorphology Structure & condition of riparian zones
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Measures

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Bank/bed modifications
Floodplain / River corridor Facilitate natural regeneration of riparian vegetation, Reforestation and restoration of watercourses
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Other Install a "green filter" to treat waste water
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Social measures (incl. engagement) Improve forest management and agricultural, Educating the community on environmental protection and promoting environmentally-friendly behaviour
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