Research on water heritage aims to resolve conflicts between the existence of such heritage structures and current social needs of development and growth. For this, four main lines of action have been generated:
- Inventory and valuation of heritage systems using new technology as an integrator of different sources of data and information processing.
- Development of putting in value and territorial management support structures as useful tools for decision making.
- Analysis of socio-economic values of water cultural heritage systems, from a sustainable strategy of traditional systems that allow their survival and constitute forms of support for endogenous economic development.
- Assessment of heritage and traditional landscapes impacts (positive and/or negative) to be integrated in a holistic manner in complex landscape systems, in which water flows are common elements.