Complete capacity crowd at ROEM+´s conference “Advanced management of the Water Pollution Reservoirs, Rivers and Lakes” held in Pontevedra


November 12th, 2014 – More than 60 people attended yesterday to the training workshop for LIFE ROEM+´ held in the administrative building meeting room of Pontevedra´s Council. It was celebrated for users objective for the environmental European project.

Representatives of the Miño Sil Hydrographic Confederation , University researchers and research centers, engineering firms, consulting, laboratories and other companies related to the environmental sector and water management cycle, provincial administrations and locals with responsibilities in water ecology and entities in the field of liveststock of forestry management attended the first of two workshops planned by ROEM+ (this one in Galicia the other in Soria in 2015) about the “Advanced management of Water Pollution Reservoirs, Rivers and Lakes”

The conference was opened by provincial deputy Ana Isabel Vazquez, her aim was to address the growing problem of water pollution in reservoirs, rivers and lakes (eutrophication), which already affects more than 70% of Spanish reservoirs and 64% of Galician reservoirs predictive technologies developed within the European ROEM + project that tackle this problem. To be clear, viability and efficiency of a technologically innovative for integrated hydrographic river basin management approach that will allow to address the problem of eutrophication of water bodies associated with toxicity in bathing water and supplies were presented.

The inaugural address in which they explained what eutrophication is was carried out by Alberto Gayoso, coordinator of the Network for Environmental Monitoring Galicia (ROAGA) Environment Laboratory Galicia (LMAG). It is a process caused by excess nutrients in the water reservoirs and whose consequences are suffering an overgrowth of plants, algae and / or cyanobacteria depleting oxygen from the water and lead to the absence of life in it.

In these conditions of eutrophication can proliferate potentially toxic cyanobacterial species, with consequent problems of unsafe water affected (by ingestion, or aerosols), be particularly severe effects when affecting water destined for urban supply.

Subsequently, Analia López Fidalgo and Hector Pérez Iglesias, by ITG, and Alex Monna, by Ecohydros, boarded the description of the technology deployed in the Cuerda del Pozo (Soria) for the risk of eutrophication, explaining their advantages over other technologies currently used and the possibilities not only monitoring and alert in real time, but also the simulation and predictive models in the short and long term. Finally, were exposed next actions and Results Expected in the framework of this European project.

Location: Administration Building of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra (see location)
Date: MWednesday, November 12, 2014. Schedule of 9.30 a.m. to 1.50 p.m.

Learn more about the ROEM+´S LIFE + project

ROEM + (High resolution Approach for Management of Surface Water Eutrophication in rural areas of the Duero River Basin) is a project approved by the European Commission within the Environmental Policy and Governance line of the LIFE + program (LIFE11 ENV / ES / 590). Has the explicit support of the Duero River Basin, the main beneficiary, and a budget for the period 2012-2015 of € 1,933,601, funded by the EU with € 922,416. The Council of Pontevedra is special project collaborator.

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