MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
State Secretary of Waters and Coasts
General Direction of Hydraulic Works
and Quality of Waters
WATER RESOURCES SERVICE
Plaza San Juan de la Cruz,
28071 Madrid (SPAIN).
Tel: (34-1) 5977617.
Fax: (34-1) 5978551.
Governmental Administration :
Under the supervision of the State Secretary
of Waters and Coasts, the General Direction of Hydraulic Works and Quality
of the Waters exercises, in the area of the competitions of the State,
the following functions :
The Aims :
The elaboration, follow-up and review of the
National Hydrological Plan and the assistance to the Basin Organizations
for the elaboration of its corresponding Hydrological Plans.
The accomplishment, follow-up and control
of the projects and works that, in execution of the corresponding plans,
competes to execute to the General Direction of Hydraulic Works and Quality
of the Waters.
The studies accomplishment, projects and works
of development, control and conservation of underground waters and of sanitary
engineering and waters treatment, when the competition will be of state
The alertness, the follow-up and the control
of the levels of quality of the continental waters and of the susceptible
activities of provoking the pollution or degradation of the hydraulic public
The authorizations of poured, and the impulse
and promotion of the purification activities guided to improve and, in
its case, to eliminate the pollution from the continental waters.
The management of the hydraulic public dominance.
Development and operational services of
public, national and international interest dedicated to the hydraulic
and hydrological protection of life and goods. The main fields of economic
and social life interested in hydraulic and hydrological activities :
Spain is divided into 10 Hydrographic Basins
These 10 Basins are managed by :
Autonomous stations that could be monitored
so that any user or a specialist could interrogate from any distance were
choosen. Of course, specialists have special access code that let them
check, load, store and process the data.
1 Administrative Authority
1 Assembly (Basin Committee)
1 Technical Staff
For the acquisition, three choices were
at their disposal: radio, telephone or satellite.
Periodical Hydrological Publications
The Water Resources Service receives the
data that are originated in the Hydrographic Basins, the National Meteorology
Institute and Electrical Net of Spain, and accomplishes the technical treatment
of the information for its presentation as support of hydraulic management
decisions that they should be taken at domestic level, with its technical,
economic and social implications.
Its objective is the knowledge of the hydraulic
reserves in real time, the follow-up, analysis, depuration and informative
publication of the hydrological data that permit to know the state of the
volumes stored in all the reservoirss with capacity greater than 5 hm³,
the situation of the systems of development, of the reserves for irrigation
and water supply for populations, the flows, the rainfalls and produced
and stored hydroelectric energy.
They are presented furthermore hydrological
trend reports in the form of graphics that illustrate the situation and
evolution of the hydraulic reserves.
To facilitate its interpretation is compared
the to date current referred situation, with that of the previous week,
with that of the preceding years, and with the average of the five years
and ten previous years, all referred to the same date that is presented