Technical visits

Visit 1 – The synergies between a municipal WWTP (Empuriabrava) and protected coastal wetlands.

Empuriabrava is a mass tourism destination located in Costa Brava, so-called the Catalan Venice. The conventional WWTP has a natural treatment as tertiary treatment. The effluent is reused to feed The Alt Empordà wetlands, a natural park that is a must for birdwatching tourism.

The visit consists of a brief stop at the municipal WWTP and then we will do a visit to the protected wetlands. The Natural Park has a characteristic Mediterranean maritime climate and is predominated by river and marine-influenced aquatic environments. It has a particularly significant biogeography as it is an important stopping place and shelter for numerous species of birds that periodically travel between northern and central Europe and Africa in search of the best environmental conditions for feeding and breeding throughout the year. Although it is expected to be very hot (please bring a hat!!), our suggested walk on the Natural Park’s map is Itinerary 1 (5 km, 90 minutes).

The visit will end with a lunch in the medieval town of “Sant Martí d’Empúries”, in the heart of beautiful Costa Brava. Sant Martí d'Empúries is also home to an archaeological site of colonial settlements of Greek and Roman origin. You can enjoy the view, walk besides the ruins of Emporion or take a bath in the Mediterranean.

Departure: Girona 9 am
Arrival: Girona 5 pm
Capacity: 50 people

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Technical Secretariat

Alo Congress – VB Group
Numancia 73, 7º C-2
08029 Barcelona - Spain
Phone: (+34) 933 633 954
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