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..................... Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)
The coordination of the project in Spain will be carried out from the "Valencian Centre Irrigation Studies" (CVER) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The CVER is a multidisciplinar centre, formed by four research groups about water use in irrigation lands (Economics and Social Sciences: Centre and project responsible. Dr. José Carles, Irrigation Engineering: Responsible. Dr. Teodoro Montalvo, Hydrology: Responsible. Dr. Juan Marco, Relationship water-floor-cultures: Responsible. Dr. J. Vicente Maroto). CVER will work with Jucar users' association and co-ordinate the studies and participation of Genil watershed users' association in Andalucia
..................... Unidad Sindical de Usuarios del Júcar (USUJ)
La "Acequia Real del Júcar" distributes water covering 22.000 Ha of small farms (1,1 Ha on average), whith productions of oranges, other fruits, vegetables and rice. On the other hand this entity is leader of a group of six collective irrigation communities ("Comunidades de Regantes" with over 44.000 Ha at 40 municipalities), within the "Unidad Sindical de Usuarios del Júcar" (USUJ) that distributes and uses all the water supply from the Alarcon's reservoir (1.100 Hm3 of capacity). These communities are all pushed to undertake a similar process of modernization.