Between 19 and 23 January 2020, Storm Gloria left its mark on Catalonia, breaking records as it did so. Now, a month later, CREAF’s Anabel Sánchez and Annelies Broekman, experts on water and climate change, reflect on how the territory ought to be managed in the face of increasingly frequent flooding and drought.
A diverse group of stakeholders took part in a dynamic workshop to evaluate the best options to manage water in the Tordera River Basin in a more sustainable and adaptive way. The 17 participants included researchers, managers, farmers and other citizens who live and work in the Basin. The meeting took place in Santa Maria de Palautordera on 17 June 2015. Key options identified included adaptive forest management, the implementation of environmental flows and better citizen participation spaces.