Project marc: P1. Hub of knowledge for sustainability - Applied research - Processes for the improvement and sustainable use of water and coastal resources in the Besòs environment"
Operation: 1. Research for sustainability
Action: 1.2. Sensory Monitoring of the water quality of the Besòs River
Funding entity: Funds FEDER
Financial entity code: 01-P-000804
Organization where it is developed: Government of Catalonia. Department of Social Action and Citizenship (DASC)
  • Sant Adrià del Besòs Town Hall
  • Badalona Town Hall
  • Consortium of Besòs
  • UPC
Financing: 550.500,00 €
Start date - Final date: November 2017 to December 2020

This action is part of the challenge of the Sant Adrià Town Council and the Consorci del Besòs for the management of the municipal waterway. In the "Solutions for sustainability in the management of water resources: sustainable use of water potable", the aim is to reduce the impact of the scenarios of heavy rainfall and frequent seepage overflows, which represent poor quality scenarios. Water on the beaches near the mouth of the River Besòs, using the surplus of phreatic waters to improve the quality of the riverbed, instead of its shipment to the sewer system.

To evaluate the degree of improvement provided with this solution, action 1.2. It develops a Besòs river water quality measurement system that provides long series of data in real time and in different spaces. Two monitoring platforms are developed that have been installed in two different locations. One in the sea, in front of the mouth of the river Besòs (N1) and another at a point in the course of the river Besòs (N2).

Figure 1. Location of the measurement platforms.