About

Andrena was founded by the Gallés family. Its main objective is to improve the functions and resilience of freshwater ecosystems, by means of science-based ecological restoration.

We work with organizations and scientists focused on freshwater ecology.

We aim to act as an enzyme: promoting the connections between specialist of different areas, in order to cause beneficial reactions.


Andrena is a genus of pollinating bees. It is a symbol of the  interdependence of all life on Earth.

Anna Gallés, President

Eva Gallés, Secretary

Jordi Gallés

Mª Glòria Gabarró

Joan Maluquer Margalef

Sandra Carrera, representing Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori

We have received advice by the following scientists:

Eugènia Martí, PhD, researcher at CEAB – CSIC

Evelyn Garcia Burgos, biologist, technician at the Catalan Water Agency 

Susanna Bernal, PhD, researcher at CEAB – CSIC

Marc Ventura, PhD, researcher at CEAB – CSIC 

Jordi Parpal, biologist, environmental consultant in Mexico D.F.

Albert Ruhí, PhD, researcher at Berkeley, University of California Ruhi Lab 

Xavier Quintana, PhD, researcher at the Freshwater Ecology Lab (University of Girona).

Fundació Andrena
CIF: G66830407

Constituted on July 6, 2016, and registered in the Register of Private Foundations of the Generalitat de Catalunya, with no. 2978, on July 27, 2016 by Resolution of the Director General of Law and Legal Entities.

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Phone: +34 938 866 135
Email: correu@andrena.cat
C/ Sagrada Família, 7 – 08500 Vic
(Campus Universitat de Vic)