The Confederación Hidrográfica del Ebro (CHE) is the River Basin Authority responsible for water management within the Ebro basin.
It was created in 1926 to foster development in the Ebro Basin, by means of the use of water resources mainly in irrigation and hydroelectricity. Since then, new tasks have been added, such as flood prevention, water quality and environment issues, issuance of water rights licenses and others in line with Integrated Water Resources Management. It is attached for administrative purposes to the Spanish Agriculture, Food and Environment Ministry.
It is an autonomous River Basin Organization in charge of managing the hydrographical basin of the Ebro River, one of the biggest in the Iberian Peninsula, through planning (by elaborating the Basin Management Plan and Drought and Flood Plans), managing (by administering and controlling the different water resources in the catchment area as well as the exploitation of dams and canals) and investing (by projecting and carrying out the public works that may be entrusted to them).
S-ClimWaRe is designed to take advantage of the seasonal forecasts in the water management decision making process.
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