The Park is an easily accessible mountainous area located to
the north-east of Barcelona, approximately an hour’s journey from the city. It
has been recognised as one of the most valuable geographical areas in Spain for
its landscape qualities.
The management of the Park’s valuable water resources: reconciling the
demands of mineral water production, domestic use, irrigation, industry and
river ecology. Montseny is one of Spain’s most important producers of mineral
water. The demand for water for domestic use has increased as the area has
filled up with second homes. The control of irrigation water has ancient origins
and is based on concessions and the use of permits. Industrialisation has led to
a marked recent increase in water consumption.
The economic impact of
the hot springs in the village of La Garriga.
The importance of water-related industries to the
economy of Arbucies.