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The IWA Regional Conference on Water Reuse and Salinity Management will address the problem of water scarcity induced by climate change in arid and semiarid areas, the use of non-conventional water sources in agriculture and the risk of agricultural land and groundwater salinization in areas where aquifers are significantly depleted. Participating in IWARESA 2018 will provide the benefit of learning about advancements in water reuse and salinity management in Murcia Region, a typical Mediterranean area where the salt and water stresses are the main limiting factors for a very productive and technical agriculture.

We are inviting to participate in this Conference all international audience with specific focus on water reuse and salinity management in coastal areas and arid/semiarid climate, and specifically those who work on these topics in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions.

from 11 to 15 June, 2018

Almudi auditorium, Occidental Murcia 7 Coronas Hotel, Murcia, Spain

Hosted by CEBAS-CSIC and IWA International Water Association

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  • Innovation in desalination and water reclamation.
  • Renewable energies for water reclamation and desalination.
  • Emerging technology for minimization and valorization of brine. • New tools for mapping salinity at regional scale.
  • Plant and soil field salinity measurements.
  • Best practices of water reuse for irrigation.
  • Scheduling irrigation protocols for salty and/or reclaimed water.
  • Industrial and urban water reuse.
  • Sustainable soil management under irrigation with saline water.
  • Crop response to salinity and added value of salt tolerant crops.
  • Nutrients and fertilizers management using reclaimed water.
  • Cost and benefits of alternative water resources in agriculture.
  • Socio-economic impact of salinization and water reuse.
  • Safety aspects of treated wastewater use in agriculture
  • Public perception of water reuse and governance regulations.
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Monday, 11th June

16:00 - 18:30

Welcome and Reception

18:30 - 20:00

Opening Ceremony

National and Regional Water Authorities, Prof. Jorg Drewes - Chair of IWA Water Reuse Group; Dr. Juan Jose Alarcón chairman of conference organizing committee.

RAFAEL MUJERIEGO
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Keynote Topic - Water reuse in perspective: progress made and current challenges

Rafael Mujeriego – Technical University of Cataluña, ASERSA (Spain)

12th, 13th, 14th June

PEDRO SIMÓN
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Keynote Topic – The Region of Murcia experience in the use of reclaimed water

Pedro Simón – ESAMUR (Spain)

GONZALO DELACÁMARA
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Keynote Topic - Economic analysis of reclaimed wastewater reuse – pricing long-term water security

Gonzalo Delacámara – IMDEA-WATER (Spain)

HUUB H.M. RIJNAARTS
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Keynote Topic - Advanced physico-chemical, biological and nature based technologies to reclaim water for industrial and agricultural re-use

Huub H.M. Rijnaarts – Wageningen University & Research, Water Nexus (Netherlands)

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Keynote Topic - The potential and challenges of irrigation with non-conventional water sources in arid and semi-arid regions

Alon Ben-Gal – Agricultural Research Organization ARO, Bet Dagan (Israel)

JOSÉ MARÍA GARCÍA-MINA
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Keynote Topic - Humic substances: a valuable agronomic tool to improving crop adaptation to saline water irrigation

José María García-Mina University of Navarra, TIMAC AGRO (Spain)

VALENTINA LAZAROVA
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Keynote Topic - Roadmap on Development and Technology Innovation in Water Reuse

Valentina Lazarova – Suez (France)

STEVE GRATTAN
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Keynote Topic - Re-examination of water quality criteria for assessing wastewater suitability for irrigation

Steve Grattan – University of Davis (USA)

AKISSA BAHRI
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Keynote Topic - Challenges and opportunities of agricultural water reuse in water-scarce and salt-affected environments

Akissa Bahri – African Water Utility Tunisia (Tunisia)

Friday, 15th June

8:30 - 13:30

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Rafael Mujeriego
Technical University of Cataluña, ASERSA (Spain)

Keynote Topic – Water reuse in perspective: progress made and current challenges

Prof. Rafael Mujeriego has been Professor of Environmental Engineering at the School of Civil Engineers of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where he has taught and researched since 1976 until his retirement in 2011.

He received the 2010 for Person of the Year Award from the American WateReuse Association for “his significant contributions to the progress of water reuse and his continued dedication to the water reuse community.”

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Pedro Simón
ESAMUR (Spain)

Keynote Topic – The Region of Murcia experience in the use of reclaimed water

Pedro Simón is an Industrial engineer, with around 30 years of professional experience in water sector. 7 years working in a private company ( AQUAGEST ) becoming Regional Operations Director in Valencia Community. Afterwards he was working as CEO in a regional public Company ( EPSAR ) that manages the wastewater treatment system in Valencia Community ( 4,5 million of inhabitants and 450 WWTPs ) and since 2002 he is working as technical director in ESAMUR, regional public company that manages the wastewater treatment system in Murcia Community ( 1,5 million inhabitants and 93 WWTPs ).

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Gonzalo Delacámara
IMDEA-WATER (Spain)

Keynote Topic – Economic analysis of reclaimed wastewater reuse – pricing long-term water security

Economist specialized in the economic management of natural resources. Coordinator of the Water Economics Department of the IMDEA Water Foundation and Academic Director of the Water Economics Forum, initiative with Nobel Prizes. Adviser On water policy of the European Commission and international consultant also for the United Nations system, the World Bank Group, the OCDE (of which he is also a member of it´s Water Governance Initiative), among other multilateral organizations. Cluster Leader on the value of water in the Water Supply & Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP).

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Huub H.M. Rijnaarts
Wageningen University & Research, Water Nexus (Netherlands)

Keynote Topic – Advanced physico-chemical, biological and nature based technologies to reclaim water for industrial and agricultural re-use

Dr. Huub H.M. Rijnaarts, since 2009 Professor in Environment and Water Technology, at Wageningen University. From 2009 to 2018 involved on different scientific tasks (Chairman Sub-department of Environmental Technology Wageningen University, 2009; Director of Research School WIMEK, Wageningen University, 2012; Chairman Board Graduate School Sense, 2013-2018; Member of Board of AMS, Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, 2015).

He is the Scientific Coordinator of WATER NEXUS, Research Program on Integrated solutions for water-availability for industry and agriculture in fresh water scarce delta regions, (6.1 M€). He has 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, 3 reviews and 2 book chapters and scientific reports with 4127 citations.

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Alon Ben-Gal
Agricultural Research Organization ARO, Bet Dagan (Israel)

Keynote Topic – The potential and challenges of irrigation with non-conventional water sources in arid and semi-arid regions

Dr. Alon Ben-Gal is a senior researcher in the Department of Environmental Physics and Irrigation, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, The Agricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research Center, Israel. Dr. Ben-Gal’s interest focus is self-described as: “X-treme agriculture: managing water in the arid zones”. His research and expertise include: irrigation of crops; agricultural utilization of saline water and of recycled wastewater; optimization of water under irrigation in arid regions; plant response to environmental stress conditions; and flow and transport of water and solutes in the vadose zone. He enjoys active multi-disciplinary regional and multi-national collaboration on topics including agronomic, environmental and economic consideration of irrigation with low quality water and promotion of agricultural water use efficiency. Alon is the author of over 90 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Alon’s work includes facets of irrigation, water status sensing, mineral nutrition, salinity tolerance and management, and the understanding of related plant physiological and soil physical-chemical processes.

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José María García-Mina
University of Navarra, TIMAC AGRO (Spain)

Keynote Topic – Humic substances: a valuable agronomic tool to improving crop adaptation to saline water irrigation

Full professor of Agricultural Chemistry of the University of Navarra and director of the Chair TIMAC AGRO (CMI Roullier)-University of Navarra. Manager of the Biological and Agricultural Chemistry (BACh) group of the Environmental Biology Department of the Sciences School of the University of Navarra. Deputy Director of the Research and Development Division of Roullier Group for the last 18 years and currently member of the Scientific Board of Roullier Group. Author or co-author of 136 JCR scientific articles, 47 book chapters and 46 patents.

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Valentina Lazarova
Suez (France)

Keynote Topic – Roadmap on Development and Technology Innovation in Water Reuse

Dr. Lazarova is an international expert with over 35 years of research and practical experience in the field of Civil, Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, in particular wastewater treatment and reuse. Her career started as designer and project manager of wastewater treatment plants, followed by academic interdisciplinary research experience as project coordinator and manager, and culminating as technical expert and advisor for full-scale operations, new business offers and policy development. Her main activities during the last years included ISO water reuse standard development, feasibility studies, technical assistance to plant designers and operators, master plans development, optimisation of capital investment and operation costs of wastewater and reclamation facilities, odour control and water reuse (France, French Polynesia, Australia, Middle East, Latin America, South and North Africa, Asia, the UK and the USA). Dr Lazarova has 7 patents and published over 300 scientific and peer-reviewed publications, as well as co-edited and contributed to 14 books on wastewater treatment and reuse. During her carrier, she consistently demonstrates high performance on projects, meeting or exceeding client expectations. Dr. Lazarova is the former Chair of the IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group and member of the International Water Academy and International Desalination Academy. For her outstanding achievements, she received the distinguished French awards of CNRS Innovation Medal and the Legion of Honour in 2014.

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Steve Grattan
University of Davis (USA)

Keynote Topic – Re-examination of water quality criteria for assessing wastewater suitability for irrigation

Dr. Grattan received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside in 1984 and has since been on the faculty in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR) at the University of California, Davis. His research has focused on the reuse of saline waste waters for irrigation, water management strategies using saline/sodic water, crop response in saline -sodic environments and the uptake of nutrients and specific ions by plants. Over the years he has received several honors and awards including, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, the Alumni Award of Merit, Outstanding Teamwork Distinguished Service Award, Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholarship, Special Honorary Award by the Indian Soil Science Society and the Western Extension’s Director’s Award of Excellence. He has consulted for the World Bank, USAID, FAO-United Nations and has given numberous invited lectures sponsored by host countries/Universities in Argentina, Australia, China, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Portugal, Spain, Thiland and the USA. He has over 115 peer-reviewed publications in journals, books, and special University of California publications on subjects related to salt-tolerance, crop response to saline/sodic conditions, reuse of drainage water, salt-stress physiology, and irrigation water management.

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Akissa Bahri
African Water Utility Tunisia (Tunisia)

Keynote Topic – Challenges and opportunities of agricultural water reuse in water-scarce and salt-affected environments

Akissa Bahri is a professor at the National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia who has worked in the fields of water resources management and water reuse in various capacities such as Coordinator of the AWF, Director for Africa at IWMI; and as Director of Research at INRGREF in Tunisia. She holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from Lund University, Sweden. She is a member of different international scientific committees and has received international honors.

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Juan José Alarcón Cabañero CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

María Jesús Sánchez Blanco CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

María del Carmen Ruiz Sánchez CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

María Fernanda Ortuño Gallud CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Emilio Nicolás Nicolás CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Diego Intrigliolo Molina CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Juan Vera Muñoz CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Pedro Antonio Nortes Tortosa CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Belén Baviera Puig CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Organizer Committee

Juan José Alarcón Cabañero CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Francisco Pedrero Salcedo University of Bari (Italy)

Jörg E. Drewes University of Munich, Chair of IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group (Germany)

Rafael Mujeriego Technical University of Cataluña, ASERSA (Spain)

Valentina Lazarova Suez (France) Fernando Morcillo AEAS (Spain)

Pedro Simón Andreu ESAMUR (Spain)

Programme Committee

Takashi Asano University of California Davis (USA)

Lluis Sala CCB (Spain)

Maria João Rosa National Civil Engineering Laboratory – LNEC (Portugal)

Akica Bahri African Water Utility Tunisia (Tunisia)

Juan José Alarcón Cabañero CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Francisco Pedrero Salcedo University of Bari (Italy)

Rafael Mujeriego Technical University of Cataluña, ASERSA (Spain)

Jörg E. Drewes University of Munich, Chair of IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group (Germany)

Valentina Lazarova Suez (France)

Fernando Morcillo AEAS (Spain)

Vicente Martínez Lopez CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Miguel Ángel Sanz Suez (France)

Pedro Simón Andreu ESAMUR (Spain)

Steve Grattan University of Davis (USA)

Francisco Osorio Robles University of Granada (Spain)

Antonio Joao Carvalho de Albuquerque University of Beira Interior (Portugal)

Isabel Marín CENTA (Spain)

Alessandro Vivaldi University of Bari (Italy)

Camposeo Salvatore University of Bari (Italy)

Ioannis Kalavrouziotis Hellenic Open University (Greece)

Alon Ben-Gal Agricultural Research Organization ARO, Bet Dagan (Israel)

Ana Allende CEBAS-CSIC (Spain)

Teresa Mª Navarro Caballero University of Murcia (Spain)

José Francisco Maestre Technical University of Cartagena (Spain)

Alejandro Pérez Pastor Technical University of Cartagena (Spain)

Francisco Alcón Provencio Technical University of Cartagena (Spain)

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15 June

Occidental Murcia 7 Coronas Hotel, Murcia

8:30 AM

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The technical tour will be developed on the Campo the Cartagena, one of the most fruitful areas in Europe. The Campo de Cartagena is an eminently agricultural region at the south-east of the Region of Murcia (Spain). This area is characterized for the optimization and management of irrigation water resources. It covers 1300 km2 of which 30% are occupied by intensive water-efficient irrigated agriculture. This activity demands about 180 Mm3/year, which is supplied by 6 water sources: groundwater, reclaimed water, seawater desalination, brackish water desalination, surface water and Tajo-Segura transfer water. All these water sources are used, with different amounts, mainly for irrigation of horticultural c crops (open field and under greenhouse). This agricultural activity creates a positive export-import balance and constitutes the base of the socio-economic development in the area.

 

During the last decade, the Regional Government successfully implemented the Master plan for urban wastewater sanitation and treatment in the Region of Murcia (2001-2010), which led to treat 99% of the wastewater produced in the Region. During this period was created ESAMUR, a Public Regional Entity that controls treated water quality and the operation and maintenance of the WWTP in the Region of Murcia. Actually, ESAMUR control 88 WWTP + 46 Station Pumps facilities, producing around 100 Hm3 of reclaimed water per year.

 

During the technical tour, the activities will consist on visiting several examples of water infrastructures in general and wastewater treatment and reuse in particular. Researchers, WWTP managers, and other collaborators of CEBAS-CSIC and ESAMUR will guide the visits and, assisted by the experts of each infrastructure, will provide the assistant with all the relevant information relevant information regarding water use practices.

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LATE REGISTRATION EXTENDED UP TO MAY 31

EARLY-BIRD

Up to 30 April, 2018

IWA member (HIC)
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300
Non IWA member (HIC)
EUR
400
IWA member (LIC)
EUR
250
Non IWA member (LIC)
EUR
350
Student
EUR
200
One Day Pass
EUR
200
Gala dinner
EUR
40

LATE REGISTRATION

Extended up to May 31, 2018

IWA member (HIC)
EUR
350
Non IWA member (HIC)
EUR
450
IWA member (LIC)
EUR
300
Non IWA member (LIC)
EUR
400
Student
EUR
250
One Day Pass
EUR
200
Gala dinner
EUR
40

LIC: Low Income Country; HIC: High Income Country. Please click here in order to check the IWA High/Low Income Country Classification (HIC and LIC).

All registration fees inclusive of VAT. The registration fee includes cost of book of abstracts, conference papers in USB, as well as lunches and coffee breaks during days on June 12, 13, 14. Gala Dinner is not included on registration fees.

Those who register in One day pass to the Conference will have access to the conditions previously described, except for the one that refers to lunch and coffee breaks, which will correspond to the selected day.

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Abstracts submission deadline

Extended up to April 30, 2018

Author notification

May 15, 2018

Full paper submission deadline

June 8, 2018

Early registration

Extended up to April 30, 2018

Late registration

Extended up to May 31, 2018

IWARESA 2018 Conference

June 11 to 15, 2018

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