The special issue of Water is coordinated by the guest editor, Joaquín Melgarejo, director of the IUACA, and deals with water economics and water distribution management. This special issue has published 17 papers in total. All papers can be downloaded freely on the website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/economy_hydrology_water
On March 22, the World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event presented by the director of the IUACA, Joaquín Melgarejo, where professors Alberto del Villar (UAH), Mariano Soto (UPCT) and Andreu Bonet (UA) will also participate. More information
Video presentation Hidrogeodía 2021: https://youtu.be/dQI2Ylx1TqI
The Alicante Provincial Council projects a green corridor in the Montnegre-Seco river from the Tibi Dam to its mouth in El Campello, a proposal in which the IUACA actively participates.-
During the first semester of 2021, online research sessions will be held by professors from the UA and other invited professors.
Yesterday the book Flood Risk in Spain: Analysis and Solutions for the Generation of Resilient Territories, edited by Joaquín Melgarejo and Mª Inmaculada López, was presented in Orihuela.
On Wednesday February 3, at 12:30 pm, Fenarore will present the book "Positive externalities of irrigation", through a digital meeting on iAgua, which will be inaugurated by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, and with the intervention of Joaquín Melgarejo.
- "Gestión hídrica, protección ambiental y aprovechamiento agrario en el entorno del antiguo Sinus Illicitanus: El Hondo y Los Carrizales de Elche." De Francisco J. Abellán Contreras (pp. 731-744) https://doi.org/10.14198/Congreso-Nacional-del-Agua-Orihuela-2019
- "100 años de Riegos de Levante, Izquierda del Segura" De J. Melgarejo, A. Molina and P. Fernández-Aracil. http://hdl.handle.net/10045/101112
From IUACA and the Mixed Unit in R&D on Social Research in the Environment (UA-CIEMAT-CISOT) the I International Conference on Social Impact Assessment is organized, which will take place between November 25 and 28, 2020.
On November 19 (10:00 am) the third workshop on Photovoltaic Self-Consumption will take place, through Google Meet. To attend, free registration is required at the following link.
The IV International Conference on Constitutional Jurisdiction, Democracy and Social Relations will take place, online, between November 16 and 20, 2020, organized by UPF (Universidade de Passo Fundo, Brazil), where Joaquín Melgarejo (Director of IUACA) is an invited speaker.
On Friday November 6, 2020, the seventh edition of the Hispano-Brazilian Workshop will take place, dedicated this year to Water and Sustainability. The inauguration will be at 1:00 p.m. through Google Meet.
On October 30, at 11:00 am, the Workshop on Water and Sustainable Agriculture is held at the Social Headquarters of the Cuarto Canal de Poniente Irrigation Community, La Murada (Orihuela). Free registration until full capacity.
The University of Alicante (UA) Chair of Water award the talent of those students whose scientific study on water (Thesis Doctoral or Master's Project) has been developed and defended in the universities of the province of Alicante along the courses 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.
On September, 10 and 11, the National Conference of Floods will be held in Orihuela (Alicante). The deadline for submitting communications is now open until July 15, 2020. Free participation and accepted academic papers will be published with ISBN.
Juan Gil-Albert Institute of Culture has published a new number of the Canelobre monograph, dedicated to water in the province and coordinated by the professors of the University of Alicante Concepción Bru and Joaquín Melgarejo, with the title "Water in the province of Alicante. Territory, heritage and innovation”.
On September 29 at 11:30 am, the UEPAL Forum "The problem of water in the province of Alicante. Solutions" is held.
Next Monday, July 27, 2020, at 12:00, at the end of the Provincial Water Commission, the book "Water in Alicante Province", published by the Alicante Provincial Council and the University of Alicante, will be presented at the Palacio de la Diputación.
On July 21 and 23, starting at 4:00 p.m., the PhD students seminar of the doctoral program in Water and Sustainable Development will be held.
On Sunday, March 22, the Hydrogeoday 2020 is NOT celebrated, with a visit to the Natural Park of El Hondo. It is a free walking tour with explanations at the informational stops. More information: www.ciclohidrico.es Poster
Activity canceled according to instructions from Generalitat Valenciana
On March 18 at 9:30 a.m., in the Hall of Degrees of the Faculty of Economics, the World Water Day Day is NOT celebrated under the slogan "Water and Climate Change", with the speakers Jorge Olcina, Junco Riera and José Miguel Andreu. Programme
Activity canceled according to instructions from Generalitat Valenciana
On March 5 at 9:30, in the Assembly Hall of the Superior Polytechnic School IV, the workshop on "New forms of mobility: vehicles of personal mobility" will be hold, with specialists from the City Council of Alicante, the City Council of Benidorm and the University of Alicante.
Free registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Sociology I will host the "II Seminar on Advanced Techniques for Social Research: Multicriteria Decision Analysis (ADM)", taught by Anna Maria Urgeghe, a researcher at the University of Alicante. This edition will address the management of the ADM methodology through specialized software. This methodology allows to evaluate strategic options considering a variable number of criteria.
Date: 03/04/20 and 03/05/20 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: GB / INF2 (Germán Bernácer Building)
Registration: until 02/28/20, in email@example.com (limited places)
Report on the study commissioned by the Diputación de Alicante to the IUACA of the UA, directed by Professor Joaquín Melgarejo, on the negative impacts for the province of Alicante of the rise of the environmental flows of the Tagus river, proposed in the Scheme of Important Issues (ETI) presented by the Ministry for Ecological Transition.
On February 25, in the Assembly Hall of the Germán Bernácer Building, we will celebrate the fourth edition of the Conference on economic and environmental issues in waste management at 10:00 h. Considering the contribution of Acteco, UTE Alicante, Grupotec, Mercalicante and the Diputación de Alicante.
Free registration indicating name and surname: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new edition of the doctorate seminars is held to complement the training of future doctors of the University of Alicante. The seminars will take place in the IUACAagraduate classroom (click refresh to view the latest version of the programme).
The course is designed to know the concepts of water footprint, as a seal of corporate environmental quality, as well as its calculation methodologies and its importance in the world of certification. It will take place on February 20 in the IUACA Conference Room (first floor). A 30% discount will be applied to students who have links with the University of Alicante. The code for the discount to apply is: UA-IUACA-AQUAFIDES *.
* In order to finally apply the 30% discount on the amount of the course, it will be necessary to prove a link with the University of Alicante.
The IUACA participated last February 3 in a meeting in the Diputación de Alicante with irrigators affected by the Tajo-Segura transfer, technically and legally informing about the consequences of the increase in ecological flows.
On February 3-6, at 3:00 p.m., the international seminar on "Sustainability and the new scientific challenges in postmodernity from economic, social and environmental perspectives", will be held at headquarters of University of Alicante (Sede Ciudad de Alicante, Calle San Fernando, 40), organised by professors from UNIVALI and the UA. Registration: email@example.com
The IUACA attended the "II Meeting of Directors of water research centers in Spain", held on December 19 at the Hermitage of Vera of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Broadcast of the Teleelx program "The Analysis", with the intervention of the director of IUACA, Joaquín Melgarejo.
Daniel Prats, Professor Emeritus of the University of Alicante, with 7 recognized six-year research, responds to the questions raised in iAgua as Coordinator of the doctoral program in Water and Sustainable Development and the Specialist course in Desalination and Water Reuse, indicating that the training of specialists in technologies that increase water resources is necessary.
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On the occasion of the centenary celebration, the book “100 años de Riegos de Levante Izquierda del Segura” is presented, on January 10, 2020, at 1 pm at the headquarters of the General Community.
searcher of the University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences of the University of Alicante, María de los Ángeles Bernal Romero del Hombre Bueno, member of the LIFE EMPORE project, participated last December 12 in the “XIII International Research Conference on Wastewater Treatment and Treatment Plants (ICWTTP 2019)" held in Rome, with the oral presentation "Final Results of Project LIFE15 EMPORE: Development of an Efficient and Sustainable Methodology for Emerging Pollutants Removal in Wastewater Treatment Plants" (authors: MA Bernal-Romero del Hombre Bueno, R. González, M. Martínez, JM Santos, F. Martínez, H. García, S. Oyonarte, F. Bosch, M. Company, J. Andreu and D. Prats), being awarded by the organization as best presentation.
The Alicante City Council opts for European financing, through the Urban Innovative Actions, to implement a disruptive project in which the latest advances will be implemented to improve the image of the Castle of Santa Barbara combining technology with the principles of circular economy through of waste management, water reuse and reforestation thanks to sewage sludge compost. Among other entities, IUACA also participates along with Aguas de Alicante, UMH and UPV.
On Tuesday, December 3, a new edition of the most important real estate event in the province of Alicante is held: Provia Forum 2019.
On Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cultural Center of Almoradí, the workshop "Reflections on the flood of Santa María" will be held, where the catastrophe that occurred last September will be analysed from both a technical and institutional perspective.
Aguas de Alicante invites to the presentation of the first Innovative Public Purchase Guide on Circular Economy; on Tuesday, November 26 at 9:30, at the Digital District of Alicante. A keynote lecture by the public procurement expert, Mr. Javier Vázquez Matilla, will be given at the event. Confirm assistance at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 27, 2019, the Commemorative Day "40th anniversary of the arrival of the waters of the Tajo-Segura transfer to the Campo de Cartagena" will be held, which will take place at the Salones Aquario (Torre-Pacheco, Murcia) at 9:00 a.m., where the director of IUACA, Joaquín Melgarejo will participate.
On November 19, IUACA researchers Antonio Aledo and Pablo Aznar-Crespo will give a course at the headquarters of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Spain) environmental organisation, in Madrid, on the “Human factor in socio-environmental conflicts". This course aims to claim and raise awareness of the strategic importance of incorporating the concepts, methods and techniques of social research in the management of environmental problems.
On November 11 at 11:00 a.m., the conference "The serious environmental crisis of the Mar Menor", given by Dr. Francisca Giménez Casalduero, will be held at the Seminar of the Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology.
On November 7 at 10:00 a.m., the seminar "Geolocated data for the interpretation of the city" will be hold in the EP / S-01D classroom of the EPS (Polytechnic) IV.
Next November 12 (9:30 h) will take place the workshop on Water and Agriculture, in the Hall of Degrees (Salón de Grados) of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the UA. To attend, you need a free registration, sending an email with the subject "Agua y Agricultura" to email@example.com, indicating your name and surname.
On October 25 at 9:30 a.m. "40 years of the Tagus-Segura interbasin transfer. An essential infrastructure for the future of the province of Alicante" is will be held in the Cultural Center.
On October 15, 2019, the "Trajectory and projection of the Tagus-Segura transfer" will be celebrated on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Totana Irrigation Community, which will be held at the Executive Sport Hotel in Totana.
The University of Alicante (UA) Chair of Water award the talent of those students whose scientific study on water (Thesis Doctoral or Master's Project) has been developed and defended in the universities of the province of Alicante along the courses 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.
The conferences on water management in La Habana will take place in the IUACA graduate classroom next Monday, October 7 at 16:00 pm, by Orestes Arsenio González Díaz (Professor at the Technological University of La Habana) and Eduardo Manuel Molina Rojas (Water Quality Manager in Aguas de La Habana).
he first International Seminar on Social Impact Assessment through Collaborative Causal Maps, directed by Antonio Aledo and coordinated by José Javier Mañas and Pablo Aznar, is held on September 30 and October 1, 2019 at the Library of the Department of Sociology I of the University of Alicante.
After the floods of September 2019, we all want Come on Vega Baja!
The researcher of the University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences of the University of Alicante, María de los Ángeles Bernal Romero del Hombre Bueno, member of LIFE EMPORE, participated on June 13 in the “1st Novedar Symposium: Presence and Micropollutants Disposal in Water" organised by the University of Santiago de Compostela, with the oral presentation "Micropollutant Disposal of WWTP effluents by combining membrane processes, advanced oxidation and electrochemical processes. LIFE15-EMPORE Project ENV/ES/000598".
On Friday, September 13 at 12:30 pm, the conference "Historical and economic relevance of the transfer for the entire Valencian Community" will be held at the headquarters of the Irrigation Community of Riegos de Levante Margen Derecha (Los Montesinos) by Joaquín Melgarejo, also celebrating the act of imposing the Gold Badge of the Community to Ximo Puig, president of the Generalitat Valenciana.
9th and 10th of September, it will take place at the Alicante City Headquarters (Av. Ramón y Cajal, 4, Alicante) the XV International Seminar on Governance and Sustainability, through the cycle of lectures given by teachers from University of Alicante and UNIVALI (Brazil).
Vice President of Research & Postgraduate of the Brazilian university UPF received Joaquín Melgarejo, director of the IUACA of the University of Alicante, to promote institutional relations existing between both universities, as well as the exchange of students.
The Public Ministry of Santa Catarina (MPSC) promotes the first 100% online event, organized by the Center for Studies and Functional Improvement (CEAF) and the Environmental Support Center (CME). The conference "Economy and environment" will be given by Professor Joaquín Melgarejo Moreno, director of IUACA, next July 25 at 10:00 (local time in Itajaí, Brazil). After the conference, a round table will be held, chaired by Dr. Luciana Cardoso Pilati Polli, Coordinator of the Center for Operational Support for the Environment, and in which the Attorney General Rui Arno Richter and environmental lawyers Paulo Antonio Locatelli will participate. Rodrigo Cunha Amorim and Simone Cristina Schultz Corrêa.
The Vice-Rector of Quality and Educational Innovation has informed the IUACA about the reception of the provisional report of renewal of the accreditation (carried out by the AVAP) of the Doctorate Program in Water and Sustainable Development whose result has been favorable to the reaccreditation. Compliance with all criteria is fully achieved, thus maintaining the valuation of the monitoring report that was received last year.
Next Thursday July 18 in the City of Relleu will take place the Reflection Workshop on Rural Depopulation, Irrigation Waters and Architectural Jewels of the seventeenth century, organized by: Relleu Civil Society; the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation; the Agrarian Association of Young Farmers (ASAJA) and the University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences of the UA.
The students of the 2019 promotion of the Specialist Course on Desalination and Water Reuse carried out during the month of June the technical visits to desalination plants and treatment plants included in the study program. The course, which celebrates its fifth edition this academic year, is organized by the University of Alicante and the University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences (IUACA), in collaboration with AEDyR. The students have been able to contrast in the field the knowledge acquired during all these months in a total of five days in which they have visited desalination plants and sewage treatment plants (WWTP) of different treatment capacities and technologies, as well as knowing the uses of reuse in Mediterranean regions of Spain.
Wessex Institute and University of Alicante organise River Basin Management 2019 (8-10 May) in Alicante, at headquarters of University of Alicante (Sede Ciudad de Alicante, Calle San Fernando, 40). WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access. Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus.
Wessex Institute and University of Alicante organise Water Resources Management 2019 (7-9 May) in Alicante, at headquarters of University of Alicante (Sede Ciudad de Alicante, Calle San Fernando, 40). WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access. Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus.
The IUACA researcher, María de los Ángeles Bernal Romero del Hombre Bueno, member of the LIFE EMPORE project, participated on May 8, 2019 in the international congress "10th International Conference on River Basin Management" organised by Wessex Institute (United Kingdom) and the UA, with the oral presentation "ASSESSING SOCIAL PERCEPTION OF EMERGING POLLUTANTS IN THE SOUTH-EAST SPAIN" (authors: MA Bernal-Romero del Hombre Bueno, P. Aznar-Crespo, A. Jódar-Abellán, J. Melgarejo and D Prats). The most relevant results of the evaluation of the social perception of water experts on the presence of emerging pollutants in wastewater were presented. It should be noted that the information evaluated was taken from the surveys carried out during the ESAMUR Conferences held on 21 and 22 November 2018 in Lorca, Murcia. The impact of future regulations on specific regulation of wastewater ECs raises uncertainty among experts, who believe that current WWTPs are not prepared for the elimination of these compounds. The experts expressed the need to apply combined treatments that include current technologies (membranes, advanced oxidation, adsorption, etc.) to obtain a higher quality water free of ECs, with price being one of the factors that most concern them.
Masters students of the Universidade de Passo Fundo (Brazil) tell how their experience was during the face-to-face phase of the master's degrees organized by the IUACA.
As part of the responsibility that the University of Alicante has with its social and environmental environment, it has been developed a study which aims to provide a roadmap to the institution favoring its transit towards a more sustainable management. Thus, on this workshop, the diagnosis and lines of intervention are exposed regarding the problem that derives from the high consumption of plastic in the Campus. It will take place on Friday, June 28 at 9:30 in the IUACA graduate classroom by Iker Jimeno (member UA-CIEMAT-CISOT).
On Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a conference will take place "Design of pavement structures with recycled base", by Dr. Ing. Reynier Moll Martínez, professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Cujae (Cuba). It will be in the Polyvalent Hall 1 of the Civil Engineering Department of the UA.
IUACA has participated in various activities within the framework of the AQUARES Water Reuse Policies Advancement for Resource Efficient European Project and this has been reflected in its May newsletter, which we make available at the following link.
The seminar on "Legal protection of groundwater: the case of the Valencian Community" will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 10:00 am, by Antonio Jódar Abellán, researcher at the University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences of the University of Alicante.
On June 3 and 4, 2019, the III Symposium on Environmental Management and Sustainable Development will be held at the University of Cuenca (Ecuador), where Joaquín Melgarejo, IUACA director, will participate as a keynote speaker.
The Transfer and Sustainability Chair - José Manuel Claver Valderas of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) and the Central Union of Irrigators of the Tajo-Segura Aqueduct (SCRATS) organize for the next May 8th the Seminar "40th anniversary of the Tajo-Segura Transfer Infrastructure of progress and development", to be held at the Institute of Engineering of Spain in General Arrando street number 38, 28010 Madrid.
On Wednesday, May 22nd, will take place the cycle of conferences on innovation in the management of urban drainage: "Efficiency and sustainability for the adaptation of our cities to climate change". It will be in the Assembly Hall of the Polytechnic School I of the UA.
Programming Free registration in the following link
The seminar on "Urban models: the case of Alicante" will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 am, by Professor Pablo Martí Ciriquián, from the Department of Building and Urban Planning of the University of Alicante.
On Friday May 10, 2019 will take place the sixth edition of the Hispano-Brazilian Days, dedicated this year to transparency and good governance in the water sector. The inauguration will be at 9:30 am in the Grade Room Ramón Martín Mateo of the Faculty of Law of the UA.
During the days of May 8 and 9, 2019, the XIV International Seminar on Governance and Sustainability will take place at the Alicante Town University Venue (Av. Ramón y Cajal, 4, Alicante), through a series of lectures given by professors from the University of Alicante and of UNIVALI (Brazil). It will be in Rafael Altamira Room, between 9:00 and 18:00 h.
Between the 8th and 12th of April, the VI International Conference on Socio-environmental Impact Evaluation Methodologies will be developed, according to the schedules and classrooms indicated in the program of the link. Registration is free, through the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the days 11 and 12 of April, at 4:00 pm, lectures by Vicente Richart (Central Board of Users of the VInalopó, conference on irrigation and management systems) and Miguel Martín (Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, conference on the design of artificial wetlands) will be taught in the IUACA graduate classroom.
The seminar on the "Legal regime of wetlands in Spain: landscape transformations and legal protection mechanisms" will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 12:00 h on the part of the professor Francisco J. Abellán Contreras, of the Department of Historical-Legal Sciences of the University of Alicante.
On Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30, a seminar entitled "Elche, city of nuances: heritage, cultural and socioeconomic values", by Fermín Crespo, at the European Center of Innovative Companies of Elche (CEEI-Elche) will take place. Más información
On Thursday, April 4 at 12:00, the presentation of the study will take place at the Provincial Archaeological Museum (MARQ): "Socioeconomic impact of Holy Week on the Costa Blanca", organized by INECA. Confirmation is required at: email@example.com
March 29, 2019, at the Romea Theater in Murcia and commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Tajo-Segura transfer, the prize was awarded for the preparation of the Provincial Water Pact document.
The president of the Provincial Water Commission, and director of the IUACA, Joaquín Melgarejo, believes that the ruling recognising environmental flows for the Tajo river can be met without having to modify the current regulations of the Tajo-Segura interbasin transfer to Alicante, Murcia and Almería.
The workshop on new trends in urban planning in Europe will take place in the IUACA graduate classroom on Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 am, by Ana Melgarejo (Designer at MVRDV).
The Chair of Integral Management and Recovery of Residual Water Resources (Cátedra DAM) of the Universitat de València organises workshop to mark World Water Day, which will be held on March 22 and in which the director of IUACA participates, Joaquín Melgarejo, giving the lecture "Water: basis of the circular economy". This event is free and will take place in the Joan Pelechano Graduate Hall of the School of Engineering of the Universitat de València (Burjassot).
On the occasion of World Water Day (March 22), an interview with our director Joaquín Melgarejo was published in Las Provincias, presenting the University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences of the UA.
The next 20th of March at 11:00 h is celebrated in the Hall of Degrees of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Alicante the World Water Day, with the aim of analyzing the socioeconomic and environmental transcendence that the transfer Tajo-Segura has had for the Southeast of Spain during the 40 years that it is in operation.
Free registration by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating name and surname.
On Saturday, March 23, the Hydrogeoday 2019 is celebrated, with the visit to the Mela aquifer in Confrides (Alicante). It is a free form walking tour with monitors at the information stops. The meeting point is the hamlet El Abdet at 9:30 a.m. It is a free excursion, previous reservation in: www.ciclohidrico.es
El pasado 28 de febrero de 2019 alumnos de la Escuela Politécnica Superior de la universidad de Alicante (EPS Alicante) visitaron la planta piloto del proyecto LIFE15 EMPORE ENV/ES/000598 “Desarrollo de una metodología eficiente y sostenible para la eliminación de contaminantes emergentes de EDAR’s (EMPORE)” y el terciario de la EDAR de Benidorm, actividad enmarcada en el Mes Cultural 2019 de la EPS Alicante.
Un grupo de 30 alumnos de diversas titulaciones impartidas en la universidad de Alicante (grado de Ingeniería Química, máster en Tecnologías del Agua y de las Ciencias Ambientales, etc.) visitaron las instalaciones, acompañados por la profesora Nuria Boluda (miembro del IUACA).
En la visita a la planta piloto del proyecto EMPORE, los alumnos fueron recibidos por Silvia Oyonarte (AIDIMME) y María de los Ángeles Bernal (miembro del IUACA), quienes realizaron una presentación de los objetivos, caracterización del efluente y tecnologías empleadas en el proyecto, y por Javier Andreu (CONSOMAR SA), que les explicó la automatización de la planta. Los alumnos pudieron ver en operación el demostrador y ver los equipos empleados en los distintos tratamientos (pre-filtración, ultrafiltración, ósmosis inversa, oxidación avanzada, procesos electroquímicos y adsorción en carbón activado).
Los alumnos visitaron también la Instalación de Regeneración de Aguas Depuradas (IRAD) de Benidorm, en la que el efluente depurado de la EDAR de Benidorm es tratado a través de un sistema de membranas de ultrafiltración y de ósmosis inversa.
El pasado 12 de febrero de 2019 se celebró en Valencia la jornada técnica “Tratamiento y eliminación de contaminantes emergentes en efluentes de estaciones depuradoras urbanas” organizada por la Entidad Pública de Saneamiento de Aguas Residuales de la Comunidad Valenciana (EPSAR).
Tras la inauguración de la jornada por Enrique Lapuente, gerente de la EPSAR, el catedrático de Ingeniería Química Daniel Prats (miembro del IUACA) realizó una ponencia sobre “Contaminantes emergentes: problemática, legislación y tratamiento actual”. Posteriormente, IHE-UNESCO realizó una presentación sobre la evaluación de la presencia de contaminantes emergentes en otras regiones europeas.
Durante el evento se presentó el proyecto LIFE15 EMPORE ENV/ES/000598 “Desarrollo de una metodología eficiente y sostenible para la eliminación de contaminantes emergentes de EDAR’s (EMPORE)”. Raquel González (Laboratorios Tecnológicos de Levante) presentó los objetivos, resultados y socios del proyecto. Silvia Oyonarte (AIDIMME) realizó una presentación sobre las tecnologías empleadas en el proyecto y mostró el demostrador construido y que actualmente se está operando en la EDAR Benidorm. Finalmente, María de los Ángeles Bernal (miembro del IUACA), presentó los primeros resultados obtenidos en el proyecto (caracterización del efluente, eliminación/reducción de la concentración de ECs e indicadores empleados).
La jornada contó también con la participación de Pedro Simón, Director Técnico de la Entidad de Saneamiento y Depuración de Aguas Residuales de la Región de Murcia (ESAMUR), con una exposición sobre la situación de los contaminantes emergentes en la Región de Murcia.
La jornada finalizó con la exposición de otros proyectos LIFE invitados. Fulgencio Contreras (IMIDA), presentó el proyecto “LIFE AQUEMFREE. Descontaminación in situ de aguas residuales de procedencia agrícola mediante fotocatálisis solar”. Mª Isabel Fortea (UCAM) presentó el proyecto “LIFE CLEAN UP. Validación de materiales adsorbentes y técnicas de oxidación avanzada para la eliminación de contaminantes emergentes en aguas tratadas”.
El proyecto LIFE15 EMPORE ENV/ES/000598 “Desarrollo de una metodología eficiente y sostenible para la eliminación de contaminantes emergentes de EDAR’s (EMPORE)” fue presentado por María de los Ángeles Bernal, miembro del IUACA, en el Congreso Nacional del Agua celebrado los días 21-22 de febrero de 2019 en Orihuela (Alicante).
En la presentación, se mostraron: los objetivos del proyecto, las tecnologías implementadas en la planta piloto, la caracterización del efluente de la EDAR Benidorm y las principales conclusiones de las encuestas realizadas sobre aceptación social del agua residual tratada para reutilización.
Las encuestas fueron realizadas por miembros del IUACA durante el “XIV Congreso Nacional de Comunidades de Regantes” (Orihuela, mayo 2018) y las “Jornadas Técnicas de ESAMUR” (Lorca, noviembre 2018). Para la mayoría de los participantes de la primera encuesta, la reutilización de las aguas residuales tratadas tiene efectos positivos sobre el medio ambiente y es un recurso actualmente disponible para las empresas/comunidades de regantes en España. Si bien, como desventajas se enumeraron el precio del agua, la dificultad para garantizar la trazabilidad y seguridad alimentaria y las infraestructuras de uso requeridas (bombeo y almacenamiento), entre otras.
La mayoría de los participantes de la segunda encuesta afirmaron que la presencia de contaminantes emergentes (ECs) supone un factor significativo de riesgo para el futuro de la reutilización de las aguas residuales tratadas. El impacto de futuras normativas sobre regulación específica de ECs en aguas residuales despierta incertidumbre entre los expertos, que consideran que las EDARs actuales no están preparadas para la eliminación de estos compuestos. No hay consenso entre los expertos respecto a qué técnica es mejor para eliminar ECs, pero sí en que es necesaria la combinación de las tecnologías actuales (membranas, oxidación avanzada, adsorción, etc.) para obtener un agua de mayor calidad libre de ECs.
The National Water Conference will be held in Orihuel (Alicante), on February 21 and 22, 2019. Complete programme and free registration can be found on the website:
Link to the book: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/88367
The objectives of the course are to provide the participant with the keys for the study of hydrological cycle in a volcanic island, fundamentally the hydrogeology of volcanic lands and the different systems of water use, including the planning and management of the water resource.
It will take place next 4, April, 2019: from 9:00 to 14:00 h.
On Thursday, January 31, at 12:00, the 40th Anniversary Seminar of the Tajo-Segura Transfer will be held at the headquarters of the Irrigation Community "Riegos de Levante Margen Derecha".
Confirmation of attendance is required.
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El próximo viernes 1 de febrero, a las 20:15 h, en la Casa de Cultura de Castalla (Espai Jove), tendrá lugar la presentación "El Riu Verd de Castalla: estudios de base para elaborar un plande gestión", a cargo de Carles Martín Cantarino y Luis Rico Alcaraz (Instituto Universitario del Agua y de las Ciencias Ambientales).
The article "Impact of land use changes on flash flood prediction using a sub-daily SWAT model in five Mediterranean ungauged watersheds (SE Spain)" has been published.
This research quantifies and relates the influence of the aforementioned changes in land use, specifically increasing urbanization of coastal areas, with the consequent severity of floods.
Article link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.034
Next January 15, the University Headquarters of Alicante (Sala Rafael altamira, Sede Ciudad de Alicante) hosts the presentation of the Provincial Water Pact (at 19:00), an agreement signed on April 18, 2018, in the Provincial Council of Alicante by the groups of the PP, PSOE and Compromís institutions, as well as the non-attached deputy, communities of irrigators, water supply sector, Chamber of Commerce and universities. This agreement seeks to respond to the main water challenges in the province of Alicante as a benchmark.
The conferences on water management in La Habana will take place in the IUACA graduate classroom next Tuesday, December 18 at 11:30 am, by Orestes Arsenio González Díaz (Professor at the Technological University of La Habana) and Eduardo Manuel Molina Rojas (Water Quality Manager in Aguas de La Habana).
El proyecto LIFE-EMPORE ENV/ES/000598 “Desarrollo de una metodología eficiente y sostenible para la eliminación de contaminantes emergentes de EDAR’s” tiene como objetivo conseguir un método rentable y replicable que sea capaz de eliminar los Contaminantes Emergentes de las Estaciones Depuradoras de Aguas Residuales Europeas (EDAR).
Durante las XIV Jornadas Técnicas ESAMUR sobre Saneamiento y Depuración celebradas los días 21 y 22 de noviembre en Lorca (Murcia), los miembros del IUACA María de los Ángeles Bernal, Lyvia Mendes, Antonio Jódar y Pablo Aznar realizaron una encuesta sobre contaminantes emergentes, enmarcada en las acciones C2 (monitorización del impacto socio-económico) del proyecto.
Este evento contó con una gran participación de profesionales del sector del agua de toda España. En la encuesta, se trataron diversos aspectos centrados en los contaminantes emergentes tales como normativa, técnicas de análisis, tecnologías de eliminación, impacto socio-económico y precios del agua.
Next December 10, the University Headquarters of La Marina hosts the presentation of the Provincial Water Pact, an agreement signed on April 18, 2018, in the Provincial Council of Alicante by the groups of the PP, PSOE and Compromís institutions, as well as the non-attached deputy, communities of irrigators, water supply sector, Chamber of Commerce and universities. This agreement seeks to respond to the main water challenges in the province of Alicante as a benchmark.
Audio at Radio Orihuela Cadena Ser with the interview to the deputy Paco Saéz and the IUACA management team (from minute 6), dealing with the Tajo-Segura interbasin transfer: LINK
Los primeros resultados del proyecto EMPORE LIFE15 ENV/ES/000598 fueron presentados por María de los Ángeles Bernal, miembro del IUACA, en el XII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Desalación y Reutilización (AEDyR) celebrado el pasado 23 de Octubre de 2018 en Toledo.
La ponencia se tituló "PRIMEROS RESULTADOS DEL PROYECTO EMPORE-LIFE15 DESARROLLO DE UNA METODOLOGÍA EFICIENTE Y SOSTENIBLE PARA LA ELIMINACIÓN DE CONTAMINANTES EMERGENTES DE EDAR’S”. El proyecto tiene como objetivo conseguir un método rentable y replicable que sea capaz de eliminar los Contaminantes Emergentes de las Estaciones Depuradoras de Aguas Residuales Europeas (EDAR).
En la presentación, se detallaron: las tecnologías con las que cuenta la planta piloto; los resultados de la campaña inicial de monitorización de los contaminantes emergentes; los indicadores de impacto ambiental y socio-económicos empleados; y los primeros resultados obtenidos en la fase de demostración.
Cabe destacar que los primeros resultados en la fase de demostración (acción B4) muestran una mejora notable en la calidad de los efluentes tratados en la EDAR de Benidorm.
Next November 28 (9:30 h) will take place the second workshop on Energy Self-consumption, in the Hall of Degrees (Salón de Grados) of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the UA. To attend, you need a free registration, sending an email with the subject "Jornada autoconsumo" to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your name and surname.
The AQUAE Chair has recognized Joaquín Melgarejo as the director of the End of Master's Work 'The environmental impact of wastewater treatment. Analysis of the internalization of environmental costs in Alicante and Comunidad Valenciana ', prepared by Marcos García (University of Alicante), who has been awarded the second prize of Master's Work in Water Economics.
The selection board of the CES-CV Awards for Doctoral Theses, at its meeting on October 4, 2018, decided to award a prize to the thesis of D. Domingo Zarzo Martínez for his work Problems and solutions for the management and treatment of the brines from desalination plants, which was defended at IUACA in 2017.
Next monday, November the 5th, at 9:30 h, in aula de posgrado of IUACA. With speakers such as: Miguel Ángel Pardo (UA), Jorge Ballesta (Dinapsis) and David Santacreu (AMAEM).
The Diputación and the University of Alicante create the chair of water, an initiative that seeks to promote research and training in this area, as well as promoting sustainable water management.
It will take place in October, 25 and 26, from 9.00 a.m. to 14.00 p.m., in Germán Bernácer Building at University of Alicante. The aim is to deal with new business models related to mobility and tourist accommodation, through a practical approach by specialised professionals. The main theme will be the legal, fiscal and labor requirements of the new transport and tourist accommodation platforms, as well as their main impacts and future proposals.
The course is designed to know the concepts of water footprint, as a seal of corporate environmental quality, as well as its calculation methodologies and its importance in the world of certification. It will take place on October 29 at the IUACA.
* To finally apply the discount of 40% on the amount of the course, it will be necessary to prove a link with the University of Alicante.
The next international seminar on governance and sustainability will take place at the "Sede Universitaria Ciudad de Alicante" University of Alicante (university building located in the old town of Alicante), on 25 (room called "Sala Rafael Altamira") and 26 October (room called "Sala Miguel Hernández").
The IUACA collaborate in the 13th International Conference in Management and Sustainability that will take plae in October in the UNIVALI University, Campus de Itajaí (Brasil), taking part the director of IUACA, Joaquín Melgarejo whose topic will be "Circular Economie and Environment Rights"
Registration is open for the III International Symposium of the Agroalimentary Sector of Vega Baja, which will take place on November 22 and 23 at the Auditorium of La Lonja in Orihuela.
It will take place on Monday, October 8 from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., by Gustavo Cobreiro Suárez, Rector of the University of Havana, in the IUACA graduate classroom.
IUACA at the meeting of the Provincial Water Commission, in which the analysis of the water situation in our province will be discussed, among other topics.
Dealing with groundwater resources. It will take place in Ramón Martín Mateo Grade Room of the Faculty of Law on October 3 and 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Strategic Specialised Innovation Committee (CEIE) in Circular Economy has held the last of the preparatory meetings prior to the preparation of the conclusions document. This work team, coordinated by the director of Aidime, Mariano Pérez, and in which Joaquín Melgarejo participates, will specify the development of the innovations that will be proposed to the companies of the Valencian Community.
The workshop will take place in Dinapsis (Benidorm) on Monday 24 September from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Presented at the 1st International Conference on Urban Growth and the Circular Economy that was held in Alicante, Spain the papers included in this book focus on the continuing and rapid growth of cities and their regions of influence and how that has led to the need to find new solutions which allow for promoting their sustainable development.
The final version of your article Water distribution management in South-East Spain: A guaranteed system in a context of scarce resources is now available online. This study analyses the MCT management model, based on the good governance of water.
En la reunión de dicho comité, Joaquín Melgarejo ha insistido en la importancia de mejorar los procesos de recuperación de materiales y componentes, especialmente para la utilización de aguas regeneradas, aunque se trata de una necesidad extensible a cualquier otro sector.
Publicada la noticia de Joaquín Melgarejo referida al número 19 de iAgua Magazine: "en el sector del agua, el concepto de economía circular se concreta en asemejar el ciclo técnico de su utilización a su ciclo hidrológico natural"
El proyecto LIFE-EMPORE pretende demostrar una tecnología innovadora, eficiente y altamente reproducible para la eliminación de contaminantes emergentes de las aguas residuales Europeas. Para ello, se ha diseñado y construido una planta piloto, integrada en la línea de agua de la Estación Depuradora de aguas Residuales (EDAR) de Benidorm.
El próximo 29 de junio a las 10:00 h se celebra en el aula EP/S-03D de la Escuela Politécnica Superior IV la Jornada de Investigación Realidad Urbana.
Yesterday, June 13, 2018, Mancomunidad de los Canales del Taibilla was awarded during the Awards Ceremony 2018 as the most collaborative company in R & D with the UA, together with the recognition to the research groups of the Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology and the Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences. The recognition has been collected by its president Adolfo Gallardo.
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