Conservación y gestión de humedales frente al cambio climático

14 al 16 de Febrero de 2024

Valencia (España) - Complejo “La Petxina”

Session 4: Threats and pressures on wetlands

Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. | Auditorium. La Petxina

Moderator: Jordi Cortina Segarra, Director, SERe Europa, Professor of Ecology UA, University of Alicante, Society for Ecological Restoration Europe.

Recovery and expansion of the Laguna de El Hito (Cuenca), a successful model of ecological restoration. Fernando Viñegla Prades, Coordinator, LIFE El Hito, Fundación Global Nature.

Are wetlands in fashion? Conditions and changes suffered by this ecosystem. Santos Cirujano Bracamonte, Senior Fellow, Royal Botanical Gardens.

Evidence of the deterioration of the Doñana ponds system. Carmen Díaz Paniagua, Research Scientist, Doñana Biological Station (CSIC).

The challenge of restoring wetlands in a civil society and tips for winning the royal game of the goose. Teresa Gil Gil, Head of the Water Department, WWF Spain.

Management, restoration, and conservation of wetlands in Castilla La Mancha on a landscape scale. Antonio Aranda Moreno, Head of Natural Areas Services, Castilla-La Mancha, Department of Sustainable Development, Directorate General for the Natural Environment and Biodiversity.




The management of wetlands is a complex task, as we are working with an extremely sensitive ecosystem that has suffered and continues to suffer great disturbances. From intensive agricultural activity and urban development to impacts that are delocalised but have a considerable influence on their dynamics, such as groundwater and/or surface water pollution.


These threats and pressures must be recognized and analysed in order to be able to conduct restoration projects that provide solutions to them, as well as to consider adaptive management as one of the most effective possible mechanisms for the management of these areas.


During this session, various initiatives will be presented in this regard, highlighting the LIFE El Hito project, which has as its goal the restoration and conservation of the Laguna de El Hito Nature Reserve by purchasing a large part of the wetland and reducing the present threats.


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