The Government reinforces its actions to improve geographical information on the hydrographic network in the territory of the Miño-Sil Hydrographic Demarcation

The Government reinforces its actions to improve geographical information on the hydrographic network in the territory of the Miño-Sil Hydrographic Demarcation

·    An agreement has been signed between the National Centre for Geographic Information and the Miño-Sil Hydrographic Confederation, in order to update and consolidate the Hydrographic Reference Geospatial Information.
 
·     The agreement, which will involve the contribution of work totalling 74,736,36 euros, is an example of the optimisation of public resources based on collaboration between autonomous bodies from two different ministerial departments.
 
·     The territory of the Miño-Sil Hydrographic Demarcation will be provided with complete, precise and updated Geospatial Information, through a set of measures aimed at helping to understand the effects of floods and drought situations, taking into account climate change.

The National Centre for Geographic Information (CNIG), attached to the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma), and the Miño-Sil Hydrographic Confederation (CHMS, O.A.), attached to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, have signed an agreement to carry out joint actions to ensure the quality of the spatial geometric base of hydrography and the digital hydrological models in the territory of the CHMS, O.A.

The agreement is valid until 31 December 2021, with the possibility of extensions for up to four more years. It will involve the contribution of work for an estimated total of 74,736.36 euros, of which the CNIG will contribute work worth 40,493.65 euros and the CHMS 34,242.71 euros. In addition, CHMS will assume the cost of work amounting to EUR 39 184.19.

This action contributes to the improvement of Geospatial Reference Information on Hydrography, aimed at guaranteeing coherence between INSPIRE data (Directive 2007/2/EC) and the data of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the territory of the CHMS, O.A., generated by automatic procedures from the altimetric data coming from the Lidar coverage provided by the National Plan for Territorial Observation, coordinated by the National Geographic Institute (General Directorate through which the CNIG is attached to the Mitma).

Based on this information, the CNIG is promoting, together with the encouragement of the Directorate General for Water (Miteco), the generation of a unified geometric base between the General State Administration and the CHMS, O.A. with the data of interest for Third Cycle Hydrological Planning (Hydrological Plan 2021-2027) which, in terms of the hydrographic network, represents approximately 15% of the total within the Demarcation, and with the aim, in turn, of updating the hydrographic network in this territory.