CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) is the largest public institution in Spain dedicated to scientific and technical research and one of the most prominent in the European Research Area.
The Center for Edaphology and Applied Biology of Segura (CEBAS) is a research institute of CSIC located in Murcia Region (Spain).
CEBAS is a multidisciplinary centre, which main aim is to generate through investigations necessary knowledge which make possible the development of strategies to achieve the sustainability of the scant resources which exist in semi arid areas, through their correct management and making possible the development of quality agriculture and obtaining healthy and safe vegetable food. CEBAS has three different areas of research (Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Technology and Natural Resources), each of which operates separately but within a common context. The Department of Irrigation belongs to Agricultural Sciences and its main aim is to improve the efficiency of the use of water, energy and fertilizers in Mediterranean agriculture, thus contributing to the maintenance of natural resources, adapting them to productive systems in the face of climate change situations. The research team of the Irrigation Department has a vast experience on agricultural water management having participated in more than forty (40) Research Projects supported by European Union, National Plans and Private Firms in the last years; coordinating three European Projects at FP6 and FP7. To find out more, visit: www.cebas.csic.es