More detalis about Operandum project
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) give social, environmental and economic benefits…
Naturalea participates in a new European research project that will focus on reducing the hydrometeorological risks of rural areas of Europe through nature-based solutions (NBS).
Sampling report from works that are being developed in the Urban River Lab within the framework of the Nanorem project.
We are still working on the last term of the european Project HypoTRAIN that will allow us to know the action of plants in the biodegradation of medicines increasingly present in wastewater.
We are studying, with the collaboration of the University of Birmingham (UK), the capacity of different materials used in soil bioengineering techniques to reduce nitrates and phosphates in water.
Science of the Total Environment is an international journal for publication of original research on the total environment, which includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere.
Recently an article has been published based on some works carried out in the URL Urban River Lab with the participation of Naturalea.
Naturalea is part of the European project ECOMED “Specialisation Process for the Ecoengineering Sector in the Mediterranean Environment”
Ecoengineering is a technical and scientific discipline that combines technology and biology, making use of plants and plant communities for protecting soil and infrastructures, and contribute to landscape development. It matches technical (protection and stabilisation), ecological (eco-systemic restoration), landscape (improve the landscape integration) and socioeconomic (more efficient and source of employment).
The aim of this project is to generate a sector-specific theoretical and practical syllabus essential for the specialization process of the Mediterranean Ecoengineering sector. Also, to jointly develop a long term interaction scheme among the stakeholders of the ecoengineering sector and to deliver a training courses programme technology enhanced in “Soil and Fluvial ecoengineering, Hazard Assessment and Techniques Selection in Mediterranean Environment”. This new syllabus will be generated during the implementation of the long term strategy of the proposal “Specialisation process for the ecoengineering sector in the Mediterranean environment (ECOMED)”
In this project, which will be carried out during 2017 and 2018, we have 14 partners: 5 universities, 1 research center, 1 technical institute and 7 specialized companies from 8 countries (Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Turkey and Macedonia):
Technical University of Madrid (ES), Istituto Istruzione Superiore Enrico Fermi (IT), Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idrima (EL), Universidade de Evora (PT), Istanbul Universitesi (TU), The Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (FR), Jemmduild (IT), Sangalli Coronel y Asociados (ES), EcoSalix (PT), Naturalea (ES), Astrolabe Engineering (EL), I.C.E. Ingénieur-Comseil en Environnement-Klaus Peklo (FR) y GEING Krebs und Kiefer International & others (MK).
Here you have the links to two articles by Guillermo Tardío (Engineer and member of the AEIP board) published in the Ecological Engineering Journal (relevant scientific journal in our sector) that serve to improve the design and calculation of works that include the landscape bioengineering approach.
HypoTRAIN: A training network for enhancing the understanding of complex physical, chemical and biological process interactions in hyporheic zones.
Naturalea is part of the European project Hypotrain (Marie Curie EU project), led by the IGB (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries) in Berlin.
Naturalea is the only company involved, the rest are research centers and universities in Sweden, Germany, Britain and Switzerland.
A good resistance of the vegetated rolls is verified from the extrapolation of data from wild media, in which speeds of 4.18 m/s were reached successfully.
The resistance of the works where vegetated rolls have been used depends more of the quality of the execution than of the natural impacts.
The Urban River Lab (URL)
Within the current context of global change, human activities are a major cause of degradation of streams and rivers.
And to better understand the multiple effects, we are working in the Urban River Lab (URL) to develop new tools and strategies to improve its quality.
An outdoor laboratory located near Barcelona with 18 channels and 12 wetlands designed for experimental practices, fed by treated water from the effluent of a wastewater treatment plant.