After the first few years, the triple functionality of the systems was proven:
It was time to optimise their performance. Led by the Water and Environment Engineering Institute (IIAMA) of the Technical University of Valencia and the rest of stakeholders (Acció Ecologista-Agró, SEO/BirdLife and Fundación Global Nature), the project LIFE Albufera was launched. It was co-financed by ACUAMED, the Júcar River Basin Authority and the European Commission (through the LIFE+ Programme).
The objectives of the project are to increase, in a coordinated manner, the efficiency of all three constructed wetlands in order to accomplish the above-mentioned threefold objective (improving water quality, providing renaturalised habitats and protecting the bird species in the wetland).