The River Ter basin (located North-East of Catalonia) used to be the economic motor of the region. Today, the problems that affect this territory are multitudinous and assorted, environmental degradation, water outflow, loss of biodiversity, destruction of the river basin and its cultural heritage, lack of territorial unity and a lack of a common policy framework linked to the river. The objective of the Alba-Ter Consortium was to pioneer good governance as well as inter-administrative cooperation between a good number of governmental units at different territorial levels and aiming to putting into practice the idea that the river basin should be the "management unit" around which territorial, socio-economic and environmental policies should converge. The number of communities adhering to the consortium has been continuously expanding since its foundation, covering more than 90 per cent of the riverside population.
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