Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria
IHCantabria’s mission is to provide knowledge, experience, methodologies, tools and technologies that facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially the SDGs related to the water cycle, following an integrated, multidisciplinary approach and working closely together. with managers and end users.
The vision of the IHCantabria is to become a world reference center to provide innovative solutions based on scientific excellence and a benchmark in education contributing to a more sustainable planet with special emphasis on the water cycle.
The National Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest biodiversity research center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The CSIC is the largest public research organization in Spain and the fourth in the world in scientific production within public research organizations.
The Environmental Hidraulics Institute of Cantabria Foundation is a private law organization of the autonomous public sector and of a foundational nature, not for profit, which was established with the fundamental purpose of promoting and supporting basic and applied research and the development of studies, methodologies and tools for the integrated management of aquatic ecosystems including inland waters and groundwater, transitional and coastal waters.
The Government of the Principality of Asturias is one of the statutory institutions that make up the Principality of Asturias, being the highest collegial institution that directs the policy and Administration of this Spanish autonomous community and is also the holder of the executive function and of the regulatory authority over that territory.
The Centro Tecnológico Agrario y Agroalimentario Itagra.CT is a private non-profit association that was established in 2000.
The scope of work is the agricultural sector, considered from various points of view: agricultural and livestock, environmental, forestry and the agri-food industry. Its associates are companies and institutions related to this sector: agri-food industries, manufacturers of inputs for agriculture (machinery, fertilizers, seeds …), wineries, agricultural cooperatives, entities that promote the rural environment, among others.
In the hydroenvironmental field, Itagra collaborates with the Applied Ecohydraulic Group (GEA), which is a technology-based applied research group related to the University of Valladolid (UVa). GEA’s objective is to improve the ecological quality of rivers and make human activities compatible with aquatic ecosystems. To achieve this, we promote projects of the state R & D & I plans, developing our own or third-party studies and collaborate with other research centers (CEDEX, UNIOSTE (Brazil), etc.). Likewise, we provide specialized scientific-technical assistance in the field of water resources, fish farming and their associated ecosystems (fish scales, ecological flows, river restoration, hydraulic simulation, software development, training courses, etc.).
The aim of Red Cambera is to preserve nature by integrating the owners and users of the territory into the management, and establishing strategic alliances based on agreements that allow the development of programmes in favor of the improvement of the natural environment. To achieve this, it focuses on the development of corporate values such as citizen science, volunteering and environmental education programmes, opening new lines of research, teamwork and seeking agreements.
Repsol is a global and integrated company, a benchmark in the international energy sector. It operates in more than 35 countries, with a team of more than 25,000 people working on building a sustainable future. It is present throughout the energy value chain, adapting to new energy challenges thanks to the strengths of an integrated model, its commitment to natural gas and the development of low-emission businesses. It is also committed to the Circular Economy and develops its activities by consuming the essential natural resources to generate the most efficient energy and with the least possible impact.
The Government of Cantabria is one of the statutory institutions that make up the autonomous community of Cantabria, being the highest collegiate body that directs the policy and Administration of this Spanish autonomy and is, likewise, the holder of the executive function and the regulatory authority. over this territory.
The Navarro Generación company has been devoted to the generation of renewable energy for more than 100 years. It currently has 12 small and medium hydroelectric plants in operation in Asturias, León and Sierra de Cuenca. In the Picos de Europa area we hold 5 plants spread over the municipalities of Amieva, Oseja de Sajambre and Posada de Valdeón. 4 of its reservoirs are regulated by dams classified as Large Dams.