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Environment

Our services combine consulting and environmental engineering, to provide integrated customer assistance: Environmental impact assessment, environmental supervision of projects and works, hydrological-forest restoration and recovery of the natural environment, audits and integrated environmental authorization of industrial activities, water quality and discharge management, ecological flows, air quality and atmospheric environment and climate change studies.

The first ones allow the design of technically and economically viable projects and meeting increasingly high environmental standards. The latter introduces environmental value throughout the project cycle, from planning to operation, assessing the environmental impact of different risk scenarios and potential accidents.

  • Elaboration of more than 100 Environmental Impact Study (EIS)
  • Project development and quality control of the management of more than 235.000 t/year of Urban Waste. Population served 450.000
  • Inspections, discharge and construction authorizations in more than 150.000 km2 of water basins.
  • Processing of hydroelectric concessions in more than 17.000 km2 of water basins.
  • Management of the information about the Spanish Ambient Air Quality Networks from 2005 to present day

DEVELOPMENT OF CONNECTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES FOR NATURAL SPACES, ECUADOR.

The aim of the work is the development of strategies to implement connectivity, for conservation purposes, in the Sangay-Podocarpus and Cotacachi Cayapas-Cofán Bermejo areas and to support the creation of corridors in the dry forest area between Machalilla National Park and the Los Guayacanes Municipal Conservation Ecological Area, all in accordance with the Conservation Connectivity Management guidelines of the Ministry of Environment.

  • Collection and review of studies, development plans and territorial planning, cartography, projects and other existing information in the physical, biological, social, planning and institutional fields of the geographical area under study.
  • Information gaps detection.
  • Field work to solve information gaps, identify species of flora and fauna, ecological processes and territorial actors involved, verify and update cartography, organize workshops with local, provincial and national actors, socialize strategic proposals for broker intervention and analysis of connectivity viability. Cabinet work to develop diagnoses, define micro-corridors, develop participatory strategies and processes, design, participatory flagship projects, study viability of connectivity between areas, process Geoinformation and prepare general and specific cartography based on GIS, write final reports and conclusions.

CONSULTING AND COORDINATION FOR THE WORK OF THE STATE ROAD DEMARCATION IN EXTREMADURA. SPAIN.

The technical team has carried out the usual environmental surveillance actions in this kind of works, considering the previous clearing and earthworks that remained pending in both works, use of heavy machinery, drainages, ditches and factory works, functionality of the wildlife passages (specific if appropriate or frames and drainage works, etc.), revegetation and restoration actions, morphological restoration of the land, stabilization of slopes, waste and surplus management, general cleaning, etc.

The works subject to environmental monitoring have been:

  • Conditioning on the N-110 road. Section Navaconcejo-Tornavacas. The conditioning of this stretch of 14.5 km in length was added to the already completed between Plasencia and Navaconcejo for the improvement of the N-110 road as it passes through the Valle del Jerte. The works were restarted in 2013 after being suspended in 2007.
  • New Castilblanco Bridge over the Guadiana River. The bridge is built in parallel to the one existing on the N-502 road over the Guadiana River, which in this section is part of the García de Sola reservoir. Its length is 437.5 m and entails the execution of a variety of 1,214 m on the N-502 road.

PROCESSING OF RECORDS RELATING TO HYDROELECTRIC TREATMENTS IN THE HYDROGRAPHIC DEMARCATION OF MIÑO-SIL. SPAIN.

The work carried out is the development of administrative procedures that require water concessions and authorizations for hydroelectric uses, in accordance with the provisions of the consolidated text of the Water Law, approved by Royal Legislative Decree 1/2001, of July 20 (TRLA), in the Hydraulic Public Domain Regulation approved by Royal Decree 849/1986, of April 11 (RDPH), in Royal Decree 916/1985, of May 25, establishing an abbreviated processing of concessions and administrative authorizations for the installation, application or adaptation of hydroelectric uses with power exceeding 5.000 KVA as well as the issuance of all types of reports, requiring the study of complex technical projects and the review of a large volume of technical documentation presented, to perform inspections and records on the ground, report writing, and management, classification and computer processing of the files.

CONTROL AND MONITORING OF WASTEWATER DISPOSAL IN THE DUERO RIVER BASIN. SPAIN.

The purpose of the work is the monitoring and control of wastewater discharges in the Duero basin, through the preparation of the necessary documents for the proper processing of the different procedures related to discharge authorizations, monitoring them and updating of the associated databases.

The scope of the services involves urban and industrial discharges included in the geographical scope of the Duero hydrographic demarcation and those files that could affect the inventory of discharges of the Duero Hydrographic Corporation.

It involves 400 units of effluents. Carrying out previous studies, analytical control, preparing the necessary documentation to update your administrative situation and updating the affected databases and files.

ECOLOGICAL FLOWS REGIME AND ECOLOGICAL WATER NEEDS OF THE SUPERFICIAL CONTINENTAL AND TRANSITION WATER MASSES OF THE HYDROGRAPHIC DEMARCATIONS OF THE RIVERS GUADIANA AND GUADALQUIVIR.

The object of the contract includes the development of the ecological flows concept and the necessary works for its implantation within the hydrologic plans of the rivers Guadiana and Guadalquivir. This is apart from the works that the Ministry of the Environment is developing to adapt the Hydrologic Planning Regulation to the Water Framework Directive. Complementarily, and as a part of the development of the Hydrologic Planning Instruction, we will proceed to define the referring technical aspects to the minimum technical requirements that have to fulfill the definition and implantation of the ecological flows in the mentioned intercommunity demarcations.

MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION GENERATED BY THE SPANISH ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NETWORKS 2016-2020.

The purpose of the contract consist of obtaining information available in Spain regarding the quality of the ambient air, verify it and submit it to adequate statistical treatments, to keep it updated and available at Dirección General de Calidad y Evaluación Ambiental y Medio Natural del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alineación y Medio Ambiente (DGCEAMN) (the General Directorate of Environmental Quality and Assessment and Natural Affairs. Ministry for the Ecological Transition); All of this is aimed at complying with current regulations, existing international conventions in this regard, as well as the obligations derived from the National Statistical Plan concerning this issue.

Air quality is determined by the presence in the atmosphere of air pollutants, which can be particulate matter or gaseous pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and tropospheric ozone (O3). The current air quality regulations establish levels of pollutants in the atmosphere that should not be exceeded in order to protect health and ecosystems.

Currently, the ambient air quality networks of Spain, managed by the autonomous communities, and in some cases, by local entities, have more than 600 fixed measuring stations, distributed throughout the Spanish geography. The number of analyzers exceeds the 4,000 figures. In addition, the evaluation of air quality through these fixed stations is supported by increasingly developed air quality simulation models.