Coordinator & Partners

The following 7 institutions are involved at the project EBRO-ADMICLIM :



Institute of Food and Agriculture Research and Technology (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries, IRTA).

IRTA is a public company run by the Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, Food and Environment Department (DAAM) of the Catalan government. Its field of action involves: i) agriculture, ii) livestock and vegetable crop production, iii) food technology, iv) forestry systems, v) aquaculture, vi) agriculture-food economy and development, vii) environment and global changes.

IRTA’s aim is to contribute to the modernization and sustainable development of agricultural, food and aquaculture sectors, the supply of healthy and quality foods for consumers and, in general, to improving people’s well-being.

Four IRTA departments are involved at EBRO-ADMICLIM project: Aquatic Ecosystems (project coordinator), Extensive crops, Environmental Horticulture, and Integral Management of Organic Waste. And these are the participating members:


IRTA – Aquatic Ecosystems

Lluís Jornet – Technician
Carles Ibáñez – Project Director
Nuno Caiola – Researcher
David Mateu – Technician
Rosa Trobajo – Researcher
Albert Rovira – Project Technical Coordinator

IRTA – Extensive Crops

Mª del Mar Català – Researcher
Maite Martínez – Researcher


IRTA – Environmental Horticulture

Cristian Morales – Technician
Carme Biel – Researcher
Laia Serra – Technician
Inma Funes – Advanced Technician
Xavier Aranda – Researcher
Beatriz Grau – Advanced Technician
Robert Savé – Researcher
(Not in the photograph) Feli de Herralde – Researcher

IRTA – Integral Management of Organic Waste

Marc Viñas – Researcher
Joan Noguerol – Technician
Francesc Prenafeta – Researcher




Catalan Water Agency (Agència Catalana de l’Aigua, ACA).

The Catalan Water Agency is a public company under the Secretary for Environment and Sustainability at the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Catalan government.

The Catalan Water Agency has the following responsibilities within the field regarding the inland river basins of Catalonia: to draw up and revise hydrological plans and projects and carry out their monitoring; to grant, manage and control hydro-graphical installations; to control qualitative aspects of water and public hydrological resources in general; and, to award authorizations and concessions on water-related matters. With regards to the basins divided between Catalonia and other autonomous regions (the Catalan river basins of the Ebro), the ACA carries out tasks of an executive nature or management, such as granting authorizations for dumping and water uses, or the use of hydrological resources in the public domain in Catalonia as well as the executive function of policing water and river courses.

The Catalan Water Agency carries out environmental monitoring and control programmes specifically in coastal and transitional (Ebro Delta) waters where the autonomous community of Catalonia is responsible for the management and monitoring of these waters.


(From left to right; from up to bottom)
Carolina Solà – Advanced Technician, Carles Cardona – Technician, Mª José Cardell – Advanced Technician, Mònica Bardina – Advanced Technician, Antoni Munné – Head of Monitoring and Aquatic Ecosystem Improvement Department, Carles Barbero – Head of Monitoring and Regulation Infrastructure Department, Xavier Carreras – Technician, Juanjo Villegas – Head of Monitoring Network Unit, Josep Fraile – Head of the Department of Characterization and Monitoring of Ground Water, Quim Fargell – Technician




Consortium for dealer councils and water industries of Tarragona (Consorci concesionari d’Aigües per als Ajuntaments i Indústries de Tarragona, CAT)


The Tarragona Water Consortium (CAT) is a leading company in the water sector of Spain in terms of service quality, purification and industrial supplies which actively contribute to the protection of the environment and improved sustainability. The CAT supplies water to 62 municipalities and a large industrial area with 31 clients. The principal source of the water for this system is the river Ebro. The CAT infrastructures are administrated via a system of remote management with a high level of automation which centralizes the operation and control of a large number of installations, such as pumping and treatment stations, and pipes and water deposits.

The CAT has formed part of the Foundation for Environment and Development (ECODIS) since 2010. This is an independent international not-for-profit organization in favour of sustainable development in both economic, social and environmental fields.


Agustí Colom – Head of Environment and Water Quality Department, Roser Gimeno – Advanced Technician, Josep-Xavier Pujol – Director of Infrastructures and Production, Maria Jesús Fernández – Advanced Technician, Jordi Ferrando – Advanced Technician, Anna Roca – Advanced Technician, Jesús Pérez – Technician, Josep Ruana – Head of Production of l’Ampolla Water Treatment Plant.




Irrigation Farmers’ Association and Ebro Farmers’ Union (Comunitat de Regants i Sindicat Agrícola de l’Ebre, CRSAE)


The Irrigation Farmers’ Association and Ebro Farmers’ Union (CRSAE) is a public corporation attached to the Ebro Hydrological Confederation (CHE). Its basic functions are policing, distributing and managing the waters it has been granted use of by the public administration and the canals through which it is distributed. In this way, the CRSAE is a legitimate interlocutor for the public administration in general, and for the CHE, to solve the problems which could emerge with respect to the use and exploitation of the water rights it has been granted.

The irrigation farmers working the left-hand side of the Delta supplied by the Canal de l’Esquerra (Left-side Canal), which starts at the Xerta weir, form the CRSAE.



Sergio Zaragoza – Technical Engineer, Head of the Irrigation Farmer’s Union, Meritxell Jardí – Advanced Technician, Head of the Left Canal, Sergi Curto – Technician, Head of Machinery of the Irrigation Farmer’s Association, Fernando Sabaté – Accountant, Administrative



Cartographical and Geological Institute of Catalonia (Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya, ICGC)


 The functions of the Cartographical and Geological Institute of Catalonia (ICGC) include responsibilities related to geodesy and cartography as well as to the infrastructure of spatial data, and carrying out actions related to geological knowledge, prospecting, and information regarding the soil and subsoil.

The ICGC carries out programmes on a regional, national, and international level to promote research and development, functioning and the capacity for study, analysis and evaluation of the use of earth observations; the definition of operational technical requirements for capturing images with hyperspectral ICGC sensors; the simulation and processing of satellite images (both in the visual domain and radar); and the development of infrastructures of spatial data following international standards. The ICGC extends its responsibilities and assets via the development of programmes and projects in the field of geology, the assessment of geological risks, and the drawing up of geoscientific maps taking into account other earth science disciplines such as soil science, geophysics, seismology, geological engineering and geotechnical engineering.


(First line;From left to right)  Luca Pipia – In charge of Sensor Modelling, Carme Puig – Advanced Technician, Anna Gabas – Advanced Technician, Beatriz Benjumea – Advanced Technician, Lola Boquera – Advanced Technician,  Miquel Vila – Advanced Technician
(Second line;From left to right)  Fernando Pérez – Head of Developing Earth Observation, Neus Querol – Advanced Technician,  Jordi Marturia – Head of Technical Support and Specific Projects, Albert Macau – Advanced Technician




Catalan Office for Climate Change (Oficina Catalana del Canvi Climàtic, OCCC)


The Catalan Office for Climate Change (OCCC) is the technical instrument of the Catalan government for promoting and coordinating the plans and strategies for the mitigation and adaptation to the climate change in Catalonia in accordance with commitments acquired via the European Union.

The OCCC is in charge of coordinating the drawing up of inventories of GHG emissions; analyzing the evolution of carbon markets and the support for emission-reducing policies; promoting research activities by the Catalan scientific community into climate change; identifying the areas and activities of highest risk owing to climate change; and examining measures to be take for adaptation.

The OCCC has drawn up the Catalan Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (2013-2020) to reduce the vulnerability of the socio-economic sectors (such as agriculture, health, tourism, forestry, energy, fishing, etc.) and natural systems (water, biodiversity, forests, Ebro Delta, Pyrenees). This Strategy was approved by the Catalan government in November 2012.


Gemma Cantos – Advanced Technician, Iñaki Gili – Head of the OCCC Mitigation Area, Sheila Román – Advanced Technician, Gabriel Borràs – Head of the OCCC Adaptation Area, Victoria de la Parte – Advanced Technician




Cordoba University (Universidad de Córdoba, UCO)


Cordoba University (UCO) – founded in 1972 – offers a high level of quality in both teaching and science. It has 190 research groups with their average production of scientific publications reaching 3170 over the last three years. Ever since 2009, UCO has led the international Agri-food meeting CeiA3, a project aimed at modernizing and internationalizing the participation of universities towards a model of sustainable production based on knowledge.

The UCO professors and researchers, as well as giving lectures in over 90 degree and post-degree courses, also participate in and coordinate around 200 regional, national and international research projects.


Miriam Carpintero –Technician, Darío Contreras – Technician, Zacarias Gulliver – Researcher, Rafael Pimentel – Researcher, Elena Herrero – Technician.
(Not in the photograph) María José Polo – Researcher, Encarnación Taguas – Researcher, Tom Vanwalleghem – Researcher

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