This activity aims at implementing, as a pilot plan, the validation of the methodology and the protocols developed through Activity 1 by means of the existing networks and equipment in the Portuguese Environment Agency and the Spanish Hydrographic Confederations, in their monitoring and control programmes as well as in their databases.
On the basis of this infrastructure, the joint methodology for monitoring the status or the ecological potential of shared transitional water body types and shared river water body types developed and approved in Activity 1 will be implemented. To achieve it, the transboundary technical team will be constituted and the joint experimental programme will be implemented by the teams from both countries.
The pilot programme will consist in collecting samples and data in the particular way specified in the agreed protocols and sending pairs of samples or field data to Portugal and Spain so that each country can calculate its indices on the same information obtained.
At the end of the sampling campaigns, a report on the implementation of the experimental programme is drawn up for each River Basin District, and the results are sent to the Working Group for Hydrographic Planning of the CADC.
A way to make Europe
Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
through the Interreg VA Spain-Portugal Programme (POCTEP) 2014-2020