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NEWS & EVENTS

06/09/2019
CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC RELEVANCE OF THE WATER TRANSFER FOR THE VALENCIAN REGION

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.

Invitation

29/07/2019
XV INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

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).

 

Programme      Link AICTS

24/07/2019
AWARDS TO THE BEST RESEARCH: TESIS AND END-OF-MASTER PROJECT CHAIR OF WATER UA-DIPUTACIÓN DE ALICANTE

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.

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10/07/2019
DOCTORATE SEMINARS 2019

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

 

Programme

23/07/2019
THE UNIVERSIDADE DE PASSO FUNDO (UPF, BRAZIL) RECEIVES THE WATER INSTITUTE DIRECTOR

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.

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16/07/2019
VIDEOCLIP DE AGUA
Dale al play y descubre el videoclip de AGUA, una canción interpretada por Manolo García y Elefantes:

 

15/07/2019
CONFERENCE OF JOAQUÍN MELGAREJO FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MINISTRY OF SANTA CATARINA

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.

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12/07/2019
FAVORABLE REPORT FOR THE REACREDITATION OF THE DOCTORATE PROGRAM IN WATER AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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.

10/07/2019
REFLECTION WORKSHOP RELLEU - MARINA BAIXA 2019

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.

Programme

10/07/2019
TECHNICAL VISITS OF THE FUTURE SPECIALISTS IN WATER DESALINATION AND REUSE

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.

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30/05/2018
RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT 2019 CONFERENCE

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.

More info         Programme         Photo gallery       Proceedings

30/05/2018
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 2019 CONFERENCE

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.

More info         Programme           Photo gallery        Proceedings

30/06/2019
PARTICIPATION OF THE LIFE EMPORE PROJECT IN THE RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

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.

News LIFE EMPORE at IUACA                 News LIFE EMPORE

28/06/2019
UPF AND UA MASTER STUDENTS REPORT THEIR EXPERIENCE AT THE IUACA

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.

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24/06/2019
UA, TRANSITING TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY. DIAGNOSIS AND PROPOSALS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF PLASTICS

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).

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11/06/2019
SEMINAR ON DESIGN OF PAVEMENT STRUCTURES WITH A RECYCLED BASE

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.


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29/05/2019
NEWSLETTER AQUARES MAYO 2019

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.

Access to the AQUARES newsletter

28/05/2019
SEMINAR ON LEGAL PROTECTION OF GROUNDWATER

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.

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14/05/2019
III SIMPOSIO DE GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE EN ECUADOR

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.

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10/04/2019
JORNADA 40 ANIVERSARIO DEL TRASVASE TAJO-SEGURA, INFRAESTRUCTURAS DE PROGRESO Y DESARROLLO

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.

Vídeo news         News interbasin Trasfer iAgua      News iAgua

Programme         More info         News J.Melgarejo iAgua

13/05/2019
WORKSHOP ON INNOVATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF URBAN DRAINAGE

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

Programme             Free registration in the following link

13/05/2019
URBAN PATTERNS: THE CASE OF ALICANTE

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.

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17/04/2019
VI HISPANO-BRAZILIAN WORKSHOP

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.

Programme and registration            Photo gallery

01/04/2019
XIV INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

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.

Link to the programme                   Photo Gallery

16/04/2019
PARTICIPATION OF THE IUACA IN THE AQUARES PROJECT

Link to the news

07/04/2019
VI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON METHODOLOGIES FOR THE EVALUATION OF SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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: pablo.aznar@ua.es

Link to the programme

07/04/2019
CONFERENCES CYCLE ON IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT AND ARTIFICIAL WETLANDS

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.

More info on irrigation conference        More info on wetlands conference 

09/04/2019
SEMINAR ON THE LEGAL REGIME OF WETLANDS

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.

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08/04/2019
SEMINARIO SOBRE VALORES PATRIMONIALES Y CULTURALES DE ELCHE

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

01/04/2019
PRESENTACIÓN DEL ESTUDIO: IMPACTO SOCIOECONÓMICO DE LA SEMANA SANTA EN LA COSTA BLANCA

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: ineca@ineca-alicante.es

29/03/2019
40 ANIVERSARIO DEL TRASVASE TAJO-SEGURA Y PREMIO AL PACTO PROVINCIAL DEL AGUA

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.

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News: La Verdad       Photo gallery: La Verdad

 

 

28/03/2019
REUNIÓN DE LA COMISIÓN PROVINCIAL DEL AGUA: SE PUEDE CUMPLIR LA SENTENCIA DEL TAJO SIN AFECTAR AL TRASVASE

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.

Link to the news

05/03/2019
WORKSHOP ON NEW TRENDS IN URBAN PLANNING IN EUROPE

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).

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06/03/2019
CONFERENCE "WATER: BASIS OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, BY JOAQUÍN MELGAREJO AT UV

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).

Programme        More info

Link to news

25/03/2019
INTERVIEW IN "LAS PROVINCIAS" ON THE IUACA FOR THE WORLD WATER DAY

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.

Link to the news

08/03/2019
WORLD WATER DAY: FACING SCARCITY

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 claudio.sanchez@ua.es, indicating name and surname.

Programme

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14/03/2019
HYDROGEODAY 2019

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

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05/03/2019
VISITA A LA PLANTA PILOTO DEL PROYECTO LIFE15-EMPORE Y AL TERCIARIO DE LA EDAR DE BENIDORM

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.

05/03/2019
JORNADA TÉCNICA "TRATAMIENTO Y ELIMINACIÓN DE CONTAMINANTES EMERGENTES EN EFLUENTES DE ESTACIONES DEPURADORAS URBANAS"

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”.

05/03/2019
PARTICIPACIÓN DEL PROYECTO LIFE15 EMPORE EN EL CONGRESO NACIONAL DEL AGUA ORIHUELA

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.

06/02/2019
NATIONAL WATER CONFERENCE ORIHUELA 2019

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:

https://congresonacionaldelaguaorihuela.es/programa

Link to the book: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/88367

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11/02/2019
CURSO HIDROLOGÍA Y APROVECHAMIENTO DEL AGUA EN ISLAS Y TERRENOS VOLCÁNICOS

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.

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Poster

17/01/2019
JORNADA 40 ANIVERSARIO DEL TRASVASE TAJO-SEGURA

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".

Link to the programme

Confirmation of attendance is required.

Phone: 966 72 07 12 / e-mail: rlmargenderecha@gmail.com

28/01/2019
PRESENTACIÓN EL RIU VERD DE CASTALLA: ESTUDIOS DE BASE PARA ELABORAR UN PLAN DE GESTIÓN

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).

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17/01/2019
NUEVO ARTÍCULO DE MIEMBROS DEL IUACA: IMPACT OF LAND USE CHANGES ON FLASH FLOOD PREDICTION USING A SUB-DAILY SWAT MODEL IN FIVE MEDITERRANEAN UNGAUGED WATERSHEDS (SE SPAIN)

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

09/01/2019
PRESENTATION OF THE PROVINCIAL WATER PACT IN ALICANTE

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.

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14/12/2018
CONFERENCES ON WATER MANAGEMENT IN LA HABANA

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).

Link to the programme

11/12/2018
LIFE EMPORE REALIZA ENCUESTAS SOBRE CONTAMINANTES EMERGENTES EN LAS JORNADAS TÉCNICAS DE ESAMUR

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. 

Los miembros del proyecto LIFE-EMPORE agradecen la predisposición de ESAMUR para desarrollar la encuesta y la colaboración de los encuestados.
18/11/2018
PRESENTATION OF THE PROVINCIAL WATER PACT IN BENISSA

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.

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11/09/2018
PhD seminars 2018 UNIVALI
Doctoral seminars will take place in the IUACA posgraduate clasroom and in the conferences room (October 29th).
29/11/2018
INTERVIEW ON THE TAJO-SEGURA TRANSFER

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

27/11/2018
Presentación del proyecto LIFE EMPORE en el Congreso de AEDYR

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.

18/11/2018
II WORKSHOP ON ENERGY SELF-CONSUMPTION

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 iuaca@ua.es, indicating your name and surname.

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20/11/2018
RECOGNITION TO THE DIRECTOR AND TO THE WORK OF MARCOS GARCÍA BY THE AQUAE CHAIR

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.

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12/11/2018
CES-CV AWARD FOR DOCTORAL THESES TO DOMINGO ZARZO

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.

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30/10/2018
CHAIR IN WATER WORKSHOP: INNOVATION IN URBAN WATER CYCLE

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).

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31/10/2018
CHAIR OF WATER

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.

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15/10/2018
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SHARED ECONOMY

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.

Free registration

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25/09/2018
COURSE ON WATER FOOTPRINT AND CERTIFICATION

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.

A 40% discount will be applied to students who have links with the University of Alicante. The code to apply the discount is: UA-IUACA-AQUAFIDES *

 UA-IUACA-AQUAFIDES*

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* 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.

22/09/2018
XII INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

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").

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04/09/2018
13th INTERNACIONAL CONFERENCE IN MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

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"

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04/10/2018
SEMINARIO SOBRE TERRITORIOS RURALES INTELIGENTES
Seminar where the implications of the Smart model in the rural area and its impact on economic activities and public services will be analysed from the strategic lines established by the State Administration. October 19, in "Salon de Grados Rector Ramón Martín Mateo" of Law School.

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28/09/2018
III INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR OF LA VEGA BAJA

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.

Link to the SYA 2018

05/10/2018
CONFERENCE ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN CUBA

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.

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02/10/2018
COMISIÓN PROVINCIAL DEL AGUA

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.

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Enlace a la noticia: interconectar las desaladoras sumaría 200 hm3 al trasvase, pero a un precio 8 veces mayor

01/10/2018
VIII CONFERENCES ON EARTH SCIENCE

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.

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28/09/2018
STRATEGIC SPECIALISED INNOVATION COMMITTEE IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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.

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18/09/2018
WORKSHOP: WATER AS A BASE OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The workshop will take place in Dinapsis (Benidorm) on Monday 24 September from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration: dinapsis@suez.com

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21/08/2018
WIT TRANSACTIONS ON URBAN GROWTH AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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.

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26/08/2018
NEW PAPER: MANCOMUNIDAD DE LOS CANALES DEL TAIBILLA AS AN EXAMPLE OF GOOD WATER GOVERNANCE

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.

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03/08/2018
EL IUACA FORMA PARTE DEL COMITÉ ESTRATÉGICO ESPECIALIZADO EN ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR DE LA AGÈNCIA VALENCIANA DE LA INNOVACIÓ

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.

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31/07/2018
LA REUTILIZACIÓN DEL AGUA EN EL MARCO DE LA ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR

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"

Enlace a la noticia completa en iAgua

14/06/2018
PROYECTO LIFE-EMPORE

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.

Acceso a la noticia en aguasresiduales.info.

Acceso a la noticia en iagua.es.

Tríptico del proyecto en castellano.   Tríptico del proyecto en inglés.

28/06/2018
JORNADA DE INVESTIGACIÓN REALIDAD URBANA

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.

Programación de la jornada

14/06/2018
MCT PREMIADA EN LA GALA IMPULSO 2018

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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08/06/2018
TOMA DE POSESIÓN DE JOAQUÍN MELGAREJO COMO DIRECTOR DEL IUACA

Photo gallery of theinauguration of Joaquín Melgarejo as director of IUACA.

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