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ICRA’s experimental river facility receives the 2023 Water Prize

Friday, 24 March 2023

The Catalan Water Research Institute (ICRA-CERCA) has received one of the Water Awards 2023 , given by the Catalan Association of Friends of Water, for its innovative installation of experimental rivers . It is a unique and flagship space in Catalonia and the first of its kind built in Europe, with which you can recreate the conditions of different river ecosystems to analyze, among others, how they affect drought episodes or the presence of drugs in rivers and the organisms that live there.

Vicenç Acuña , head of the Water Resources and Ecosystems Area of ​​ICRA-CERCA, was in charge of collecting the award within the framework of the V Water Congress in Catalonia, held at the Palau de Congressos from Tarragona.

The Water Awards aim to stimulate, in a non-monetary way, all those initiatives, actions or trajectories that have something to do with improving the relationship of the Catalan population with water and its natural environment. They have been awarded since 2000 and serve to highlight numerous projects and companies related to the world of hydraulics.

The other awardees in this edition have been Lorenzo Correa, for his professional and bibliographic career; Dr. Montserrat Alsina; Waters of Barcelona; Waters of Manresa; Cetaqua; the Cornellà de Llobregat City Council for the Regreen innovation pilot project; and Dr. Martí Boada, for his professional career.