La Fundació Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia has decided to suspend the institutional activity until Friday and adheres to the general strike in response to the ruling of the Supreme

This decision entails the postponement of the technical conference around the Panyos "Los Panyos 1820. The first factory in Catalonia" that was to take place this Friday, 18th at the Museum of Technical of Manresa. The inauguration of the exhibition "Recreational Spaces" was also suspended, which was also held this Friday, October 18 at 5:00 PM at the Technical Museum of Manresa.
The employees of the Fundación Aigües de Manresa - the Board of the Acequia adhere to the general strike in response to the ruling of the Supreme, and the facilities it manages (the Casa de la Culla, the InfoSèquia, the Center of the Water of Can Font and the Museum of the Technique of Manresa) will be closed.
The Celebration of Panyos, scheduled for this weekend in front of the factory, remains. You can consult the programming of the activities in this link: http://parcdelasequia.cat/agenda/festa-dels-panyos/

The 4th Fair of the Playmobil in Manresa exceeds the number of visitors of the last edition

More than 2,300 people attended the Technical Museum of Manresa that consolidates itself as the ideal place to welcome it

From Friday afternoon, until Sunday at 8:00 pm, the Technical Museum hosted the 4th Playmobil Fair, where more than 2,300 people have visited.

Visitors have been able to see, the star diorama of the Mauritanian ship, and as a novelty, they have also been able to do a tasting of the exhibition of the museum dedicated to the ribbon factory, which had a small circuit enabled to look for some of the hidden clicks.

In the coming days, they will be made public, through the social networks of the Parc de la Sèquia, the winners of the Click Amagat contest and Instagram’s photo competition.

 

A recreation of Mauritania, almost five meters long, will land at the Technical Museum of Manresa during the 4th Playmobil Fair

The IV Fair of Playmobils will begin on Friday, September 20th in the afternoon and can be visited until Sunday 22. Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday at 11 am there will be a visit-inauguration at the exhibition

From September 20 to 22, the Technical Museum of Manresa will host the 4th edition of the Playmobils Fair in Manresa. The exhibition will consist of 12 different dioramas, created by the Click & Clack association. We will also find amateurs recreations for children from 8 to 12 years old.

The different dioramas seek to reflect, more or less faithfully, a moment of everyday life or some historical fact. In this edition, we can see the Balaclava Battle of 1854 or the Cannes 2016 BC. Visitors will also be able to see a diorama inspired by the movie “How to train a dragon” or other totally free themes such as the Viking Village; the farm; vacations on the coast or Circus. The star of this fair is the diorama of large dimensions “Mauritania”, which recreates a nineteenth-century city and the disembarkation of the famous British transatlantic Mauritania. A construction of almost five meters, which will surely delight the visitors.

The Museum of the Technique of Manresa incorporates new pieces

Coming from Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, they were built in Manresa at the end of the 19th century

The Technical Museum has received a deposit in the form of a commode, a loom and a presser, manufactured in Manresa, and from the Aranyó Steam of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda. The importance of these two machines lies in their origin and typology. The loom, built in Manresa by the workshop of Josep Obiols (“Children of Josep Obiols constructors“) in the middle of the 20th century, is a unique element of the stud, which was not available for any copies like this in the Museum . And the traitor, from the late nineteenth century, is also significant for its relationship with the water industry.

To these pieces they will be doing restoration work, waiting in the future, to incorporate them into the permanent exhibitions of the Museum of the Technique of Manresa.

A new space for community gathering and work is born in La Balconada with the project of community gardens of La Culla

The new project of community gardens is an opportunity to give continuity to the social function of the gardens of the Culla, opening them as a meeting place and community work in the neighborhood of la Balconada and transforming them into green orchards

Yesterday afternoon, the new project of the community gardens of La Culla was presented, in the Bonsai room in the neighborhood of La Balconada. He had the assistance of a fortnight of interested neighbors, who could hear how it will work and solve the doubts that arose as if the orchards can be shared.

The inscriptions can be made at Punt Òmnia or the Community Plan of la Balconada since yesterday and until September 15, except during the month of August. Those interested can call 93 106 11 33. In October, the first community training and work will be done to enter the orchards in November.

The project arises from a triple need. On the one hand, the desire to open up the management of the land used in the gardens of the Culla, on the other, of the need for spaces of social and community cohesion in the Balconies and finally the desire to improve orchards and transform them, them in green orchards. The project is being developed since the fall of 2018 between those responsible for the Community Development Plan of la Balconada (from the City Council of Manresa), the Punt Òmnia de la Balconada and the people from the Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia Foundation  that is in the Casa de la Culla.

The project maintains the function of urban gardens of familiar use to the population near the Culla and gives them new functions. On the one hand they will be focused on the diversity of neighborhood profiles, with a clear intention of inclusion and social cohesion. And on the other, there will be areas for training and activities around the horticultural sector in the neighborhood population as a whole (beyond that they have an orchard in La Culla). In addition, the project wants to maintain a dynamic of mutual support through assemblies and spaces for decision and joint conflict resolution.

The educational service serves more than 5,000 students in the course 2018 – 2019

One of the main activities of the Fundació Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia, is the educational service about the culture of water, history and heritage of the medieval channel

The Fundació Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia conducts activities aimed at the different facilities and spaces that it manages and at the water management facilities of Aigües de Manresa at all educational levels, from P3 to 2nd of bachillerato.

During this 2018- 2019 course, 5,035 students have attended, who have participated in the activities of four different areas: water, nature, technique and history. All areas revolve around the importance of the Acequia and water and how these elements have transformed the natural, social and cultural environment around the canal and the region.

Artist Gisel Rosso visits Manresa to paint a mural on the Balconada neighborhood that claims respect for land

The Argentine muralist, who will be staying in the capital of Bages until July 2, makes the creation of people available to them. Thus, as the work develops, it establishes interrelations with the neighborhood so that the final result reflects the concerns of the different institutions that collaborate on the project and which are: Fundació Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia, the Community Plan of the Balconada, the Punt Òmnia and the Association of Neighbors of the Balconada, the Catalan Association for Peace and the Councils of Youth and Cooperation, institutions that promote the right to land and education in values.

Gisel Rosso Barrientos is staying for a week in the Barri de la Balconada, realizing a mural centered on reasons that want to build a respectful way of relating to the earth, a commitment to prevent climate change, an increasingly urgent issue. The theme is not casual, since the mural will be painted in collaboration with Fundació Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia, the Community Plan of the Balconada, the Punt Òmnia and the Association of Neighbors of the Balconada, the Association Catalan for Peace and the Councils of Youth and Cooperation

Delivery of research work to the Foundation

Last Friday the research work on water and the technique was carried out as a study object. The event was carried out at the Museum of the Technique of Manresa.

This event was organized jointly between the Pedagogical Resources Center and the Foundation Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia and was chaired by the Vice-President of the Fundació Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia, Josep Alabern.

The works given are the following:

Study of an industrial process in a company of Miquel López Piqué of the Institut Cal Gravat (Manresa)

Icarus. The dron with bird feathers by Marc Serrajordi and Oriol Garrigós from the Institut Cal Gravat (Manresa)

The water course Laia Postico Parcerisa of the Quercus Institute (Sant Joan de Vilatorrada)

The Calders river: chemical and biological quality of its waters of the Meritxell Estruch Escamez of the Pius Font i Quer Institute (Manresa)

The daphnies. How are the salinisation of the Llobregat affecting them? from Guillem Delis Pons of the Lluís de Peguera Institute (Manresa)

“Aigua i Memòria de la Sèquia” is presented, an education and awareness raising project

The project promoted by the Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia Foundation and Meandre, has received a subsidy from the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Yesterday at noon, at a press conference at InfoSequia (Information point at Parc de l’Agulla), the promoters of the project, explained in what it is and what actions will be carried out.

For Josep Alabern, vice president of the Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia Foundation, this project has as a the aim is to raise the awareness of the Sèquia and its importance for the municipalities of its surroundings, linked to the channel. Alabern pointed out that the Sèquia has become the “Bages canal“.

Laia Muns, the director of the Aigües de Manresa – Junta de la Sèquia Foundation, explained the part that the Parc de la Sèquia makes of project, focusing on environmental education aimed at school centers and a family audience. Environmental educational workshops and the natural environment of the Sèquia are being carried out. These workshops are aimed at a family and school audience, and they want us to discover the fauna and flora that surrounds the canal.

The next scheduled workshops are:

  • Trace and fauna workshop in Balsareny (for schools)
  • May 31 dedicated to the schools that have participated in the project.
  • On June 1, there will be an Inspection to the Cardener at the Feast of the River
  • On June 9 , an activity for the construction of nesting boxes for families.
  • Activities for children on fauna and flora at Parc de l’Agulla (July)
  • During the month of July, excursions will also be organized around the irrigation of Manresa.

To find more information on the web page of www.parcdelasequia.cat

Bernat Marquilles, of the Arada social creativity, explained the part that was commissioned by the Foundation and that is related to the most historical and social part. From their experience in social dynamization and interpretation of the territory, they want to help to create a dialogue between the different municipalities. The workshops that will be promoted from the end of May will be in the different towns of the Sèquia (Balsareny, Sallent, Sant Fruitós, Santpedor and Manresa) and combine interviews and workshops with the collection of historical documentation.

By part of Meander, the partner entity, Carles Jódar, stressed the importance of reaching young audiences too. They have done so through the promotion of a short film competition for young people, accompanied by training workshops in relation to the environmental values ​​of the Anella Verda and the Sèquia and the transmission of some audiovisual techniques. Short films can be delivered until May 20th. The bases can be consulted on the Meander website. The winners will be presented within the framework of the Festa del Riu.

The result of all the work, both the environmental and the historical part, will be reflected in a traveling exhibition and in the publication of various triptychs for environmental dissemination. The project ” Aigua i Memòria de la Sèquia “, valued with an aid of € 36,910 and finalized in July 2019, works in the area of ​​education and environmental awareness, for the promotion of sustainable use and conservation of the” Natural environment and the material and immaterial heritage associated with the Sèquia.

The activities of the Agulla Park

We discover the new InfoSèquia. Information point approach

For many years, Parc de l’Agulla is a leisure space and a green lung for Manresa and its surroundings, where people are going to relax, sport, play or spend hot summers.

In the park they coexist different entities that manage various activities such as regulated fishing, kayak rental and canoes under reservation, sundays Txi Kung, Berenador Restaurant Bar, playground and the activities organized by InfoSèquia.

In the park there are also specific activities such as the Transèquia, the Marathon walk, the Batecs Solidaris race, the Agulla Market, the Havaneras, the pyromusical for the Festa Major and activities from schools or entities. All these activities are regulated by the regulation of Agulla Parc and you can find it on our web page www.parcdelasequia.cat

What is the InfoSèquia?

It is one of the facilities of the Parc de la Sèquia and serves as an interpretation center for the Sèquia and a tourist information point for visitors. It is open to the public on weekends and holidays.

This year a new approach has been given and it has been committed to boosting the center and the Sèquia. Next, we will emphasize the two types of differentiated activities that add value to it.

On the one hand, naturalistic activities are offered such as walks, departures and talks, where the natural elements of the Sèquia and the Parc de l’Agulla are the protagonists. In this direction, ornithological excursions have been made to the wetlands of the Bóbila and the installation of nest boxes in the Mas de la Sala area. These activities are aimed at both a family audience and an adult audience, and the objective is to help people to know the flora and fauna that so often go unnoticed. To facilitate this, he has opted for cohesion with Meandre, a entity that walks in nature and the Anella Verda, of which we are also part. In this way, joint activities are carried out or it is attempted not to overlap two activities the same day, which we value very positively.

On the other hand, activities are offered to promote the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the people who allow to live the nature from a more holistic perspective.
The connection between body, mind and nature, which is so important in this accelerated society in which we live, is to be strengthened, as well as facilitating the internal connection through observing, respecting, feeling and experiencing nature as part of that we are. In this field, lectures, conscious walks have been held at the Sèquia, yoga, psycho-emotional workshops and children’s workshops by different specialists from the territory.

All activities are uploaded to the Apuntador and on the monthly agenda of the Parc de la Sèquia and are open to everyone. We recommend that previous inscription be done at the workshops and talks to be able to handle it better. We encourage you to participate, as you will surely repeat!

Aura Planell, head of InfoSèquia. Information Point

Presentation of the images of the Festa de la Llum, the Fira de l’Aixada and the Transèquia

Anna Villegas (Festa de la Llum), Anna Martí and Jordi Preñanosa (Fira de l’Aixada) and Berni Puig and Anna Benet (Transèquia), are the authors of the graphic design of the various events linked to the Light of Manresa. The presentation of the image is the starting point for preparatory acts for the activities of the manresa festival, recognized as the Festive Heritage of Catalonia, and which will be held in Manresa from February 15 to March 10.

The poster of the Transèquia is the work of Berni Puig and Anna Benet. Laia Muns, director of the Aigües de Manresa- Junta de la Sèquia Foundation, explained that, as every year, a young creator from the region has been asked to make a proposal after receiving some information. It is the first time that Puig uses his wooden sculptures to make a poster, that’s why he needed the eye of the photographer Anna Benet, to translate the sculpture in volume to the printed format. The image shows the wooden sculpture, which reproduces icons of a childlike nature and in the photograph a hand appears, a “universal” element that makes the way to walk with two fingers.

Berni Puig is a workshop artist who experiences in the world of graphic arts and the book. Illustrator and engraver of business, he embarked on the path to found a new publishing project, Santa Wòstia, a platform for wanting to publish books of artists of the inner Catalonia. On the other hand, he transfers his works outside the workshop, in large format murals, in remote and abandoned places in the interior Catalonia.

This young Manresa creator has superior studies of Industrial Design, higher studies of Enlightenment, and master’s degree in Contemporary Graphic Work. Last year he received the Region Trends 7 Award and has been a finalist in several contests. In addition, since 2015 he has participated in collective exhibitions such as “emergentes.0, Konvent” (Olvan), “Encuentro Alfara” (Salamanca), “Biblos” (Betanzos), “October Press” ( Alicante) and “Exit, Konvent” (Olvan).

The water we drink

Who and how is it guaranteed that the water that reaches the taps is suitable for consumption?

Who can guarantee that the water that comes out of my tap does not put my health at risk?
The water that reaches us home, there is a whole series of very strict controls to ensure its salubriousness. The authority of sanitation of the territory is the one that monitors the quality criteria of the water of human consumption.

What responsibilities does the water manager have?
Within the framework of the norm: the current entity, the water management entity of a municipality, in this case Aigües de Manresa, is responsible for the fact that it reaches the homes of the users, with all the guarantee and the best possible quality to be considered water suitable for consumption, and, if not, the population must be aware of it.

Who wonders why they are carried out in the best way?
To carry out this task, Aigües de Manresa, must fulfil a whole range of requirements aimed at obtaining, evaluating, maintaining, improving and re-evaluating all stages, from the capture of water to the entrance in buildings

With the help of a Protocol for Self-Control and Management and a Water Health Plan, among others, and, of course, of qualified personnel to be able to execute it, Aigües de Manresa maintains an exhaustive control over all the way through the water. Nowadays there is a wide variety of meters in continuous of different parameters, and in different critical points of control, that allow to make a preventive management of the quality of the water and anticipate to any incidence. The laboratory, and subjected to different accreditations and validations, also plays an important role in the health control, since it can quickly determine any data that is needed in a good level of quality and certainty, both at the analysis level, and of the service provided.

This, among others, also carries out a series of water control analyses according to a sampling plan established by Aigües de Manresa, and in total agreement with the provisions of the current health regulations.

How do you act against any incident?
The health inspector is a person in the facilities and inspects the sanitary conditions of these. Does review of
Auto control and Management Protocol and the monitoring of any incident, if any, until resolved.
Within the health control analyses carried out, in the case of any parameter outside the established value by normative, that creates a breach or anomaly, the health authority must be notified.

The manifestation of a breach or anomaly accelerates corrective measures that are applied quickly, and later preventive measures so that it does not happen again. The health authority monitors the incidence, always, until its resolution.

In the case of parameters levels that pose a health risk, the health authority declares a warning situation and the
manager must inform the population.

Where can I find information about the characteristics of the water in my municipality?

The regulations also require participation in a National Consumer Information System (SINAC). The Ministry of Health and Consumption provides the application of this SINAC computer system, where all the information in all the supply areas and the control of the quality of the water of human consumption are found. This application is available to the citizen where you can check all the updated information regarding your area of ​​supply, as well as the sanitary quality of your municipality or others that may be of interest to you. The address to consult the information is the following: hep: // sinac.msssi.es

Elisabet Berch, supervisor analyst at the Laboratori d’Aigües de Manresa