Conservación y gestión de humedales frente al cambio climático

14 al 16 de Febrero de 2024

Valencia (España) - Complejo “La Petxina”

Session 3: Wetland restoration in practice: implementation, barriers, problems, and solutions

Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 09:00 a.m – 10:30 a.m. | Auditorium. La Petxina

Location: Auditorium

Moderator: Antonio Troya. Presidente. Iniciativa Natura

  • Presentation of the Strategic Plan for Wetlands to 2030 – Action Line 3B: restoring wetlands. Magdalena Bernués, MITECO.(*)
  • Integration of circular economy and biodiversity in sustainable wastewater treatments based on artificial wetlands. Miguel Martín Monerris, Associate Professor, Polytechnical University of Valencia – Water and Environmental Engineering University Research Institute (IIAMA).
  • Large-scale mapping of existing and lost wetlands: Earth Observation data and tools to support restoration. Anis Guelmami, Coordinator of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, Tour du Valat. 
  • Wetland restoration in the framework of LIFE IP-Duero. Mónica Gómez Gamero. Equipo Coordinación Proyecto LIFE IP DUERO. Tragsa
  • Wetland restoration at SEO/BirdLife (from Cantabria to Cádiz, passing through Valencia, Teruel and Madrid): common problems and solutions of various wetlands. Octavio Infante, Conservation of Spaces Programme, SEO/BirdLife
  • Experience in the management of artificial urban wetlands: a nature-based solution to flooding. Amelia Navarro Arcas, Director of Sustainable Development and Social Action, Veolia..
  • Roundtable



Wetlands are habitats of high ecological interest, but they also represent a valuable opportunity for socio-economic development. However, different pressures on these ecosystems result in impacts of varying magnitude that alter their ecological status, even leading to their total destruction and disappearance in some cases.


Ecological restoration emerges as a tool to recover the values and ecosystem services of these territories. A basic premise for the establishment of a wetland restoration project is the elimination of the causes of degradation rather than their effects. To this end, it is not only necessary to generate a landscape-wide approach that goes hand in hand with planning with the natural and social elements of the environment, but also an analysis of the barriers to be faced, seeking the generation of innovative and multifactorial solutions where the problems, at all levels, presented by these environments can be solved.


14 de febrero de 2024

9.00 – 10:15

Sesión de apertura

10:15 – 11:00



Sesión 1: La Albufera, evolución de su estado de conservación basado en indicadores



12:35 – 14:00

Sesión 2:  Gestión y restauración de humedales mediterráneos para la mitigación del cambio climático. LIFE Wetlands4Climate

14:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 17.00

Sesión de presentación de comunicaciones: “Humedales y Cambio climático”


Pausa café y visita a pósters científicos

17:45 – 19:15

Sesión de presentación de comunicaciones: “Humedales y Biodiversidad”

15 de febrero de 2024


Sesión 3: Restauración de humedales en la práctica: implementación, barreras, problemas y solucioness

10:30 – 11:00

Pausa café


Sesión 4: Amenazas y presiones sobre los humedales

12:25 – 12:35


12:35 – 14:00

Sesión 5: Gobernanza y dimensión social



15:30 – 17:00

Sesión 6: Humedales, Empleo Verde y Ecoemprendimiento

17:00 – 18:30


16 de febrero de 2024

9:00 – 17:00

Visita al Parque Natural de l’Albufera