Citizen participation in the management of temporary rivers

On January 26, Casa de l’Aigua (Barcelona) held the fourth meeting for the European project called LIFE TRivers , which is coordinated by the UB. Several stakeholders and experts involved in temporary rivers –described as waterways that stop flowing on a regular basis and can even dry...

Job offer for a Part-time Technical assistant at the TRivers project

F.E.M. (Freshwater Ecology and Management) research group seeks a Part-time Technical assistant for his immediate incorporation to the project TRIVERS (LIFE13 ENVES000341) from February 2017. Job functions: His/her functions will be the following ones: Assistance in the design and implementation of a mobile App for temporary rivers, and its use...

Trivers at the Outreach workshop in Els Ports Natural Park (Catalonia)

Collaboration between managers and researchers is a key element for improving the understanding and management of ecosystems, and especially in temporary rivers due to their lack of recognition by society. The relationship between the TRiversproject and Els Ports Natural Park is an example of this interaction, as shown...

Alternative methods for the estimation of the regime of temporary rivers

The Life + TRIVERS team just published a paper in Science of the Total Environment that tries to use two alternative methods for gathering information on the regime of temporary streams: interviews made to the neighbors of the river reach, and the inspection of aerial photographs. The combination of the...

Gaià river reaches the Mediterranean see for the first time after 30 years

Many temporary streams in the Mediterranean are totally dry due the presence of reservoirs in the basin. Changing the management options may allow to reduce the negative effects with the use of controlled floods, which could activate sediment transport or facilitate the colonization of certain...

Autumn campaign: behind the traces of floods

Heavy rains and floods that happened on the east of the Iberian Peninsula nearly a month ago are the protagonists of the new sampling campaign that began last week. The effects of floods can be seen clearly in the rivers of Catalonia that we have...