The first coordination meeting of the recently awarded LIFE RIBERMINE (Fluvial freshwater habitat recovery through geomorphic-based mine ecological restoration in Iberian Peninsula) project was held, on october the 2nd, 2019, at the permises of the Faculty of Geological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). In this meeting, representatives of all partners (CAOBAR, S.A., CCV Lousal, GEACAM, S.A. and UCM), guided by the coordinating partner (JCCM-Minas) laid the foundations to the outset works of this ambitious project. LIFE RIBERMINE is focused on the recovery of ecosystems and river courses affected by mining activities in Alto Tajo (Spain) and Lousal (Portugal) through the restoration of degraded mining areas and applying the best available mining restoration techniques available.

Essential aspects regarding the beginning and development of the works, were discussed. Following this, guidelines were established on the formats and deadlines for the delivery of administrative and financial documentation, remembering the planned actions and tasks distributed according to the schedule of commitments assumed in the project. At this meeting, the partnership agreement for this Portuguese-Spanish association was also signed.
The consortium that participates in this project is very excited and eager to start working, it can be said that the starting shot was already fired!

Kick-off meeting of the LIFE RIBERMINE project consortium. From the left to the right: José Francisco Martín Duque (UCM), Jorge Manuel Rodrigues de Sancho Relvas (CCV Lousal), Álvaro Manuel Madureira Pinto (CCV Lousal), Mónica Cristina Martins (CCV Lousal), Javier de la Villa Albares (Minas-JCCM), Cristina Martín Moreno (UCM), Lázaro Sánchez castillo (CAOBAR), Javier Martinez Fernández (GEACAM), José Carlos Pérez Edrosa (guest), Javier Barrado Gozalo (GEACAM) and Ramón Sánchez Donoso (UCM).

The first official working session of the LIFE RIBERMINE project took place at UCM, in Madrid.

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