Medina Del Campo aquifer
OVERVIEW OF DEMO AIM
To analyse and value the role of groundwater‐related ecosystem services as natural insurance for hazard mitigation in a context of increasing climatic variability and to propose viable business options for the public/private financing of management measures that increase the provision of groundwater‐related ecosystem services.
Medina del Campo Groundwater Body
Increasing irrigation and urban water use have caused the severe deterioration of the delivery of ecosystem services in the area. Main threats identified are lowering piezometric aquifer levels, diffuse agricultural pollution and elevated content in arsenic and nitrates.
Nature Based Solutions
Stakeholders that participated in a workshop in January 2018 ranked the nature based solutions as the most appropriate for the area. From this categorization, NAIAD has selected the next structural NBS: Managed aquifer recharge, Change of crops, Agricultural soil conservation, Water re-use, Reforestation and Small dams and retention areas. Non-structural NBS highest ranked were: Increase awareness and environmental education, Regulatory fees and improving users’ organization.
Main Outcomes Sought
- Demonstration of the interest of NBS in a detritic aquifer.
- Demonstration of the insurance value of NBS under study.
- Set up of feasible technical and institutional NBS strategies.
- Evaluation of the acceptability of solutions.
Duero River Basin Authority (Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero), Environmental regional government, Agricultural regional government, Avila province government, agricultural associations (UCCL, Irrigation Community Río Adaja, UPA), environmental NGOS (WWF, SEOBirdlife), local cultural association (ALHONDIGA), Municipal Councils (Arévalo, Medina del Campo, Pajares de Adaja, Rágama), Universities (Technological Development Center (CIDTA) Universidad de Salamanca), private companies (ACUAES, CEGA, Agroseguro), Civil Protection.