Guadalete River Basin 2025

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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 5 months ago)

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Guadalete

River Basin 2025


The Vision of the Future

The
Guadalete

River Basin:

An example for the
world where nature
comes hand in
hand with human
activities
.


The Dancing Parrots

Other Scenarios

Low Natural Value

Hippy way of Life

-
Space for river

-
Helophytes

-
Less agro
-
chemicals

-
Natural Parks

Garbage city

-
Cheap energy solution

-
More polution

-
Low education and
awareness

-
Desertification

-
No proper WWTP

-
Corruption

-
Health problems

Polluted

Wonderland

Elysium

-
Proper WWTP

-

Population with high
education and awareness
levels

-

landscape
polllution


-
Sustainable

infrastructures,
energy sources
and

agriculture

High Natural Value

Low access to money

High access to
money

-
Very industrial

-
City growth

-
Landscape, light, air, noise
pollution

-

Better money management

-
Increase of infrastructures



Clean
and
Green for
All

Clean and green for all

In this case the people are educated and
aware of the situation in their government,
in order to decrease corruption. Next,
natural parks will be expanded, which will
be followed by ecotourism.

Community based organization, in order to
allow transparency in the system. Finally,
sustainable energy and infrastructures will
be developed further.

Dam with bypass

Dam with bypass

And hydroelectricity

Expansion of natural
park

WWTP with
helophytes

Measures



Create awareness trough education


Prevent corruption


Sustainability certificate


Promote ecotourism


Produce green energy


Improve water quality


Improve nature values


Improve drinking water system




Worked out measures


Increase population of otters (
lutra

lutra
)


Increase natural values


Improve existing dams


Fish passages


Sediment transport


Improve waste water treatment


Improve water quality


Make the local people aware


Community based organization


Spain

Andalusia


Sustainability Certificate

River Basin
Forum


Voluntary Work

Municipality

Individuals
+
Companies

River Basin Forum


A meeting for all the communities
involved in the
Guadalete

river basin


One or two people of each municipality,
depending on the size


Discuss issues concerning:


Guadalete

River Basin


Sustainability Certificate


Voluntary Work

Sustainability Certificate



Funded by Greenpeace


Prevent pollution and abuse of Earth’s ocean,
land, air and fresh water.



Goals:


Local Products


Smart Energy Management


Recycle, Reuse and Cradle
-
to
-
Cradle

Voluntary Work



Education
(
awareness)


Schools


Communities



In Field


Cleaning up the river


Mandatory field trip for schools

Transparency



Information campaigns (awareness)



Promote voting within the local
population



Educate children on the governmental
system and votes


Political Education


4
-
5 times a year (extra in voting times)



Adjusted to age of the student



Non biased information


Plan B


If the volunteers to not come in, two
possible solutions have been looked into:



Enlisting the help of the “
Ecologistas

en
Action” and/or the action group “
Delfins




Getting Universities to help. The students
would be provided with free credits for
every class or information campaign they
do

Dams

Possible solutions



Bypasses


Fish ladders

-

lamprey
ladders

-

Fish lift


Valves
for sedimentation



Bypass design

General bypass requirements


Capacity fish passage 2
-
5% of annual
discharge


Lure flow must be strong, but not turbulent


0.8


2.0 m/s
velocity


Erosion resistant bottom and walls


Waste water treatment



13 WWTP in the
lower

part
of

the
river

basin
.



5
villages

without

WWTP



Only

3 WWTP
comply

with

the
requirements



13 WWTP in the upper part
of

the
river

basin
.



3
villages

without

WWTP



Only

3 WWTP
comply

with

the
requirements

Possible solution

Helophytes filters:


Low costs


Water quality improvement


Habitat for fish and wildlife


Tourism (birdwatching)


Aesthetics and landscape enhancement




Helophytes



Blue flag iris


10
-

80cm


Attractive flower


Broad leaf cattail


1.5


3 m


Attractive flower


Spatterdock:


5
-
12
cm high


tolerates
fluctuating


water
levels.


Example:
jerez

WWTP



Key numbers
helophyte filters


47489 m
2
land


2.4 million euro


8 year loan from
bank


Cost per person
per year = 1,59
euro


Otter (
Lutra

Lutra
)


Near threatened
species


Top
predator


Extr
emely vulnerable to
man made change



Lutr
a
Lutr
a
otte
r


Ang
uilla
ang
uilla
Eel


Mac
roin
vert
ebr
ates


Orig
inal
veg
etat
ion



Lu
tr
a
Lu
tr
a
ot
te
r


A
n
g
ui
lla
a
n
g
ui
lla
E
el


M
ac
ro
in
ve
rt
e
br
at
es


O
ri
gi
n
al
ve
g
et
at
io
n



Measures


Restore river shore (removal eucalyptus,
replace original trees)


Improve water quality


Improve migration possibilities near dams


Expand the population


4
phase strategy




4 phase strategy




Finance


Government


Municipality


Regional


National


European Union (EU)


Natura

2000


European Energy Efficiency Fund


IUCN: Red List


Otter:
Lutra

Lutra

(Near
treatened
)


Eel: Anguilla
Anguilla

(critically endangered)


Stakeholders


Sponsors

Time schedule




2014



2025



2020



2015



Funding/ Education

Program / Design of

Bypass+Fish Ladder /

Design of Helophytes /

Community Based

Organization / Bank

Loan for Helophytes



Greenpeace Funding

Achieved





Begin

Sustainability Certificate



2016





E

U+IUCN

Funding

Achieved





2017





Hydro electrical system

in place and running /

Sustainability Certificate



achieved / Bank Loan

Approved



Bypass and Fish Ladders

are installed /

Community Based

Organization +

Education Program +

Sustainability Certificate

in place



Volunteer Program

Begins



Awareness of Population

is Starting



2023



Community Based

Organization in place



Individuals are involved



Begin Technical Design

for



Dams



/ Manage +

protect Natural Areas





Begin Helophytes Filter



2022



Helophytes

Filters are

Installed



Water Quality

Improvement



Z

a

hara Natural region is

protected, managed and

enlarged / Riverbanks

are rehabilitated /

Target Species are

protected



Ecological Status of the

Guadalete River begins

to Improve