- Address: Julián Camarillo, 6B. Madrid.
- Telephone: 91 396 60 00
Established in 1989 as a subsidiary of the main company Tragsa, Tragsatec carries out engineering, consultancy and technical assistance activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, rural development, the environment and the marine environment, both in studies and projects and in technical services.
Tragsatec develops tools in the field of Geographic Information Systems, developments in Web environments on market-leading platforms to support the management of the Administration, production, maintenance and exploitation of agricultural and environmental databases on a national scale, as well as the integration of emerging technologies thanks to a determined R&D&I policy.
Another of its lines of action is the performance of actions, work and provision of services in the livestock sector and the animal world, as well as those related to food quality and safety, public health and environmental issues related to fauna, including numerous interventions linked to the conservation of the European mink and its habitat.
GESTION AMBIENTAL NAVARRA
- Address: Padre Andoain, 219 bajo, 31015 Pamplona (Navarra)
- Telephone : 848 420 700
Gestión Ambiental de Navarra S.A.-Nafarroako Ingurumen Kudeaketa S.A. (GAN-NIK) is a public company of the Government of Navarra, which has been supporting the Department of Rural Development and Environment since 1982, particularly working on the planning and management of biodiversity in Navarra. GAN-NIK is an Instrumental Body of the Administration of the Foral Community and is attached to the Department of Rural Development and Environment of the Government of Navarra.
GAN-NIK has been working on various topics such as forest management, river ecosystem management, biodiversity planning and management, and in the control and reduction of industrial impacts. GAN-NIK has also been involved in projects funded by the European Union such as LIFE NITRATOS, LIFE AG_UAS, LIFE TERRITORY VISON, LIFE IREKIBAI or LIFE NADPATA. Moreover, INTERREG projects such as BIDUR, EUROPEAN FLUVIAL TERRITORIES, WAT OR H2OGUREA.
The activity covers different fields related to environmental management and includes the drafting, management and execution of projects, plans and programs and the contracting of works and services related to the protection, preservation, improvement and maintenance of nature and waste policy.
The purpose of its activity areas:
- Agrodiversity: ensuring the sustainability and efficiency of agriculture by acting to prevent and/or avoid the loss of biodiversity in agrosystems. To this end, it supports the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aimed at preserving habitats and biodiversity through specific rural development measures (agri-environmental payments and Natura 2000) and the establishment of cross-compliance requirements (Birds and Habitats Directives).
- Biodiversity: Support and provide the necessary assistance to guarantee the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in the Autonomous Community. The regulatory instruments at the service of this policy are the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Birds Directive (2009/147/EC), whose territorial implementation has given rise to Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Areas for Birds (SPA), integrating the Natura 2000 Network.
- Hunting management: Participate in the planning and management of hunting resources, as well as provide support for the development and monitoring of hunting management plans, instruments that regulate hunting activity within the framework established by Law 17/2005 of Hunting and Fishing of Navarre.
- Maintenance of spaces: To meet citizens’ expectations regarding the landscape and the environment on the roads of the Autonomous Community of Navarre in a resource-efficient manner and facilitating driving safety.
- Forestry management: To support the implementation of Navarra’s forestry strategy in order to develop sustainable forestry in Navarra compatible with the conservation of resources, the generation of wealth and jobs and the maintenance of the rural population.
- Environmental evaluation: Provide technical support to the Government of Navarre in the evaluation, correction and control of the effects on the environment of economic activity, in compliance with Law 21/2013, of December 9, on environmental assessment and Foral Law 17/2020, of December 16, regulating activities with environmental impact.
- Circular economy: Support the implementation of theWaste Plan of Navarra (PRN) and orient Navarra’s society towards the circular economy.
- Water: Support in the monitoring of water resources planning and management, through the implementation of the new water policy in the Autonomous Community and the regulatory instruments implemented by the administrations. European Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), European Directive on Flood Assessment and Management (2007/60/EC), Directive concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (91/676/EEC).
- Environmental Quality: contribute to the minimization of possible impacts inherent to human activities and reduce them as much as possible in order to maintain a balance between human activity and the environment in which they are carried out. GAN-NIK is accredited by ENAC (Technical Annex No. 120/EI223) for the field of Wastewater and Inland Surface Water in accordance with the criteria of the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard. It is also registered as a Collaborating Entity of the Water Administration (E.C. 001_2).
- Climate ChangeImplement Navarre’s climate change strategy, through its Roadmap to combat climate change (HCCN-KLINA), approved in 2018, thus addressing international commitments and fostering the transition to a low-emission economy and towards a sustainable and resilient territory.
CONFEDERACIÓN HIDROGRÁFICA DEL EBRO (Ebro Basin Hydrographic Authority)
- Address: Paseo Sagasta 24-28 50071 Zaragoza (Zaragoza)
- Telephone: 976 71 10 00
The CHE is the first basin organization established in the world in 1926. Its functions are determined by the Consolidated Text of the Water Law and in its implementing regulations
The CHE has the autonomy to govern and administer the interests entrusted to them; to acquire and sell the assets and rights that may constitute their own patrimony, It was created at the beginning of the 20th century to satisfy basic needs, such as drinking water supply, food production and contribution to the national electricity system through the construction of infrastructures that have allowed the social and economic development of the territory and whose maintenance and operation continue to be a constant occupation of the Agency. Its functions are:
• The elaboration of the Basin Hydrological Plan, its follow-up and review.
• The administration and control of the public hydraulic domain.
• The administration and control of the exploitation of general interest.
• The project, construction and exploitation of the works of his interest and those entrusted to him by the State.
• Works that derive from Agreements with other Administrations and entities.
For the correct exercise of its functions, the Law gives the following powers to the CHE:
• Authorizations and concessions referring to the public hydraulic domain, except for those relating to works and actions of general interest to the State, which will correspond to the Ministry of the Environment.
• Inspection and monitoring of compliance with the conditions of concessions and authorizations relating to the public hydraulic domain.
• The performance of gaugings, hydrology studies, information of floods and control of water quality.
• The definition of quality objectives and programs in accordance with hydrological planning.
• Development of plans, programs and actions that aim to carry out its functions, within the scope of its powers.
• Provide all kinds of technical services related to the fulfillment of its specific purposes and advice to society.
This participation is, in turn, inherent to water planning, another of the requirements of the Water Framework Directive.
In the Confederation we work for a Sustainable Ebro. To achieve social welfare and make economic activity compatible with the good condition of the water bodies in the Demarcation, there are five main lines of work.
The first is to improve knowledge of our basin by incorporating information and the latest research in management, with special emphasis on climate change and facilitating its dissemination to the public.
The second is to improve management to achieve greater efficiency in resource management.
The third is to achieve good water body status by controlling and reducing urban, industrial and agricultural pollution as much as possible.
The fourth is to renew the vision of river dynamics, understanding rivers as ecosystems rich in biodiversity and incorporating environmental measures, such as ecological flows.
Finally, the fifth axis is the guarantee of supply for essential supply, irrigation and energy uses.
In the Confederation we face the road towards our centenary, with the collective challenge of environmental and social sustainability and the vocation to continue being a common space for an integral and shared management of the Ebro basin that brings together different but complementary visions and promotes committed and supportive actions for the benefit of society.
GOBIERNO DE LA RIOJA
- Address: Calle Prado viejo, 62 bis, 26071 Logroño (La Rioja)
- Telephone: 941 29 11 00
The Ministry of Sustainability and Ecological Transition of the Government of La Rioja is an autonomous public body and its powers are regulated by the Decree 38/2022.
This Ministry has the responsibilities in matters of sustainability and ecological transition, environmental quality, natural environment, comprehensive water management, energy transition and climate change.
Its tasks include the establishment of plans for the protection and recovery of threatened species, the maintenance and reconstruction of biological balances in the natural space, the protection of ecosystems and the promotion of biodiversity and natural spaces included in the Natura 2000 Network. It also has competences in coordinating and promoting the integration of the environment in the different sectoral policies, raising awareness of society and stimulating citizen participation in environmental matters, as well as making proposals in hydrological and hydraulic matters with the objective of defining the uses and needs in La Rioja.
In addition, this Ministry coordinated the regional representation in the environment training of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2020, attending the meetings of the Council’s Environment Working Group in Brussels and the Councils of Ministers of the Environment held in March and June 2020, all in collaboration and coordination with the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge and with the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union. Moreover, the Government of La Rioja is a member of the Network of Environmental Authorities whose main goal is to ensure the integration of environmental protection in actions co-financed with European Funds, in order to promote sustainable regional development and it was the host in the 49th Plenary Meeting and the Thematic Conference of the Network entitled “Sustainable management of water resources and European funds” in October 2019.
GOBIERNO DE ARAGÓN (GOVERNMENT OF ARAGON)
- Address: Edificio de la Plaza San Pedro Nolasco, 7 50071, Zaragoza (Zaragoza).
- Telephone: 976 71 40 00
The Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment of the Government of Aragon (GA) is the regional authority responsible for nature conservation policy in the Autonomous Community of Aragon. It is competent in the protection of species and habitats that are priorities by the European Union.
This Government is integrated in the direct competences of the General Directorate of Natural Environment and Forest Management according to the Decree 5th August, 2019 of the President of the Government of Aragon, by which the organization of the Administration of the Autonomous Community of Aragón is modified and the powers are assigned to the Departments.
The Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment develops administrative actions and management in the area of nature and biodiversity conservation. Specifically, the conservation of the natural environment, the study and inventory of renewable natural resources or the conservation of biodiversity in relation to the Natura 2000 Network and wild flora and fauna. It means to protected species and those included in the Catalog of Threatened Species and plans derived from it; the development of programs for the correction of adverse factors to the conservation of biodiversity, and the recovery of its elements.
- Address: Calle Maldonado 58, 28006 Madrid
- Telephone: +34 913 963 400
- Web: Grupo Tragsa
TRAGSA (parent company of the Tragsa Group) has wholly public capital. It is part of the state commercial sector being integrated into the State Industrial Participation Company (SEPI). Its activity includes actions, works, and services in the rural area, environmental tasks, maintenance, development, innovation and adaptation of computer equipment and systems, that support different Public Administrations.
TRAGSA, the Group’s parent company, created in 1977, carries out activities focused on the execution of works and services related to the development of the rural environment and the conservation of nature, as well as any type of social emergency, natural catastrophe or climatic accident, offering an immediate response.
Tragsa’s main lines of work are:
- Rural Development: conventional and innovative rural development policies, serving as the basis for the implementation of projects that enable rural territories to be valued. Infrastructure modernization projects are the most important.
- Environment and Water: Tragsa is a specialist in water cycle control. The interventions cover the areas of biodiversity, conservation, improvement and recovery of natural areas, prevention and fight against forest fires, management and planning of water resources, sanitation, supply, purification and water use.
- Emergencies: disaster and emergency management, studies and reports, forest fire, biological/health, climatic ,geological and technological phenomena emergencies.
- Infrastructures: conducting studies, designs, projects and works: areas of land, air and marine infrastructure, sanitation, green spaces and development cooperation.
- TRAGSA works throughout the national and international territory. Participation in projects co-financed by the EU and other international instruments. It has experience in the execution of environmental protection and restoration works. In 2019, nearly 1,200 environmental-related actions were carried out for Public Administrations.150 channel restoration performances in 2019.
It also works in the execution of works that the Administration declares to be emergency in the face of floods. In 2015 Tragsa did emergency flood works in 5 river basins, carrying out 472 actions (17.84 M€), 7M€ to the Ebro. In 2018, it worked on flood defense structures in Zaragoza, Navarra and La Rioja (6.5 M€).
INSTITUTO ARAGONÉS DEL AGUA
- Address: Avenida José Atarés, 101, planta 4ª, 50018, Zaragoza (Zaragoza).
- Telephone: 976716655
The Aragonese Water Institute (IAA), is a public law entity attached to the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment of the Government of Aragon, and whose purpose is to exercise the powers, functions and services in competence of the Hydraulic Administration of Aragon.
The IAA is competent in the Waters and Rivers of Aragón and in the preventive management of flood risks, as is determined by the Royal Decree 10/2014, 27th of November.
Their activities are related to the protection of people and property in floods and services related to water, and their environmental objectives are involved in the area of water: “to integrate into sectoral policies and urban planning, the defense of the hydraulic public domain, the prevention of risk and flood zones”.
Some of the most important areas of activity are:
- The construction of supply infrastructures in collaboration with local administrations, by means of direct investments, subsidies and technical assistance.
- The execution of sanitation and purification works, especially those included in the Aragonese Sanitation and Purification Plan (PASD).
- Operation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).
- The management of the Water Pollution Tax (ICA), a regional tax of an ecological nature, which is levied on the production of wastewater, and whose collection is entirely allocated to sanitation and purification.
- The execution of projects of General Interest, by means of a State assignment to the Autonomous Community.
- The functioning of the Aragon Water Commission, as well as compliance with the agreements reached in this plural forum for participation.
- The defense of the interests of Aragon in water matters, especially in planning issues, in compliance with the provisions of the Statute of Autonomy of Aragon and the Bases of Water Policy in Aragon.
- Participation in national and international projects and forums on water and sustainable development.
- The dissemination, awareness and promotion of efficient water use, including the study and promotion of new technologies for the rational use of water.
To prepare, execute, promote and collaborate with other administrations in the preparation of environmental plans that allow the adoption of global measures to combat drought and floods.
With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community LIFE20 ENV/ES/000327