Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero (CHD) is the Organism, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, in charge of water management within the Duero´s river basin. It is the competent authority for water management within their territory, which extends to the Spanish part of the Duero´s river Basin with a surface of 77.482,39 km2, covering more than 83.000 km of rivers and streams of different entities dispersed throughout seven Autonomous Communities (Castilla y León, Galicia, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, La Rioja, Madrid and Asturias).
According to Article 23 of the Consolidated Text of the Water Law, approved by Legislative Royal Decree 1/2001, of 20 July, the CHD has the following responsibilities among others:
In the same way, the CHD has also the following attributions and duties:
Finally, and related to the URBAN GreenUP project, one of the mayor duties of the CHD is to prevent deterioration, protect and enhance the status of aquatic ecosystems, in order to achieve the good status of water bodies according to the Water Framework Directive.
For that purpose, the Duero´s River Basin Hydrological Plan includes measures for the recovery and improvement of the ecological status of rivers, by improving its functioning as ecosystems contributing to its sustainable management, encouraging public participation and environmental awareness.
Guillermo Robles Martínez Department of Environmental Management and Hydrology firstname.lastname@example.org