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Awards

2911, 2023

IMDEA Water, recognized with the Manantial Prize for her research work in water resources

IMDEA Agua has received the Manantial 2023 Prize, awarded by  Club del Agua Subterrånea (The Groundwater Club, CAS), for "its intense work" in supervision of doctoral theses, the development of numerous scientific and technological research projects on water resources, and the dissemination of its results at the national and international level. The director of the institute, Dr Irene de Bustamante, [...]

3010, 2023

Predoctoral researchers win EDPR University Challenge international competition

A team of IMDEA Agua predoctoral researchers has won the thirteenth edition of the international EDPR University Challenge, held last Wednesday, October 25 in Madrid. Daniela Torruella, Mario Jiménez and Fernando Muniesa have reached the final with a project that fuses solar energy and biotechnology to capture carbon and create value-added products. The winners, members of the Bioe grouphave been [...]

610, 2023

Microbial desalination and recycling of reverse osmosis membranes, candidates for the Global Prize for Innovation in Desalination

Dr Juan Manuel Ortiz and Dr Junkal Landaburu have received recognition in the framework of the Global Prize for Innovation in Desalination (GPID) with two projects aimed to solve crucial problems in the field. The Prize ceremony was held during the Innovation Driven Desalination Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 1-3 October 2023. The award is sponsored by the Saline [...]

2702, 2023

Eloy GarcĂ­a Calvo receives the Research and Transfer Award 2022 granted by the University of AlcalĂĄ

Eloy GarcĂ­a Calvo, Director of the IMDEA Water Institute and Professor of the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of AlcalĂĄ (UAH) has received the Research and Transfer Award 2022, in the category of research excellence, granted by the University of AlcalĂĄ. The award recognises Eloy GarcĂ­a Calvo's contribution to research, innovation and [...]

1507, 2022

The Bioarbio project obtains the AEIPRO Award for Project Excellence in the category of applied research

The BIOARBIO project "Generating Biomass with Reclaimed Water: Opportunity for the Circular Bioeconomy" has been awarded the first AEIPRO prize for Project Excellence in the Applied Research category. The project, chosen as the winner among the almost 200 projects presented, is being carried out by a consortium made up of the IMDEA Water Institute, the National Institute for Agricultural and [...]

2802, 2022

Marina RamĂ­rez, awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry during the CIRMAT symposium

The predoctoral researcher Marina RamĂ­rez Moreno has obtained an award granted by the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry. The prize recognizes the best communication in poster format presented during the symposium New developments for a circular economy (CIRMAT), held on February 24 at the Polytechnic School of the University Carlos III of Madrid. The award-winning work describes the development of [...]

2109, 2021

The International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET) awards the METlandÂź solution

The METlandÂź technology has received the Innovation Award 2021 from the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology-ISMET, as announced on 14th September during the European meeting of this institution (EU-ISMET2020). This solution for wastewater treatment has been developed within the Bioe Group, led by Abraham Esteve NĂșñez, associate professor at the University of AlcalĂĄ and researcher at IMDEA Agua. [...]

3105, 2021

The TALE project wins the 4th edition of the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact

The BiodivERsA Prize is awarded on a yearly basis to showcase the achievements that have produced excellent science with concrete impacts for policy and/or society. TALE (Towards multifunctional agricultural landscapes in Europe) was funded under the 2013-14 joint call for research proposals on “Promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services”. The project (April 2015 - [...]

2804, 2021

IMDEA Water, one of the first four Spanish entities to receive the EFQM Model 2020 seal

The IMDEA Water Institute has obtained the 400+ international certification for its excellent, innovative and sustainable management based on the new EFQM 2020 Model. Research and innovation is the day-to-day of IMDEA Water's activity and to support it, a management system based on continuous improvement is required, which facilitates communication, adaptation to changes and decision-making. The transformation towards excellent management [...]

202, 2021

Andreu Rico wins the Toxics 2020 Young Investigator Award

Dr Andreu Rico has won the Toxics 2020 Young Investigator Award. As the awardee, Dr. Andreu Rico will receive an honorarium of 1800 CHF, an offer to publish a paper free of charge in Toxics after peer-review, and an engraved plaque. Dr Rico is the principal investigator of the ecotoxicology group of the IMDEA Water Institute, and a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, [...]

1012, 2020

Amaia Lejarazu-Larrañaga received the Best Paper Award of the European Membrane Society

The PhD candidate Amaia Lejarazu-Larrañaga has received the Best Paper Award of the European Membrane Society! The awarded paper is entitled “Circular economy in membrane technology: using reverse osmosis modules for preparation of recycled anion exchange membrane and validation in electrodialysis” and it was published in January 2020 in the Journal of Membrane as the result of a collaboration between IMDEA [...]

2310, 2019

BioForward wins the 2019 Spanish edition of ClimateLaunchpad

BioForward is the winner of the 2019 Spanish edition of ClimateLaunchpad, the largest eco-ideas competition in the world. The team, led by Dr. Juan Manuel Ortiz and composed of IMDEA Agua researchers, has conquered the jury with its biotechnology-based water desalination solution with low energy consumption.   A total of nine teams from all over Spain has participated in this [...]

2606, 2019

Mario Jiménez Conde wins the prize for the best poster in WETPOL 2019

The predoctoral researcher Mario Jiménez Conde has won the first prize for the best poster presentation during the WETPOL 2019 congress, held from 17 to 21 of in Aarhus, Denmark. In his work, the young researcher studies the removal of nitrate from a contaminated wetland located in Carpio (Valladolid) through Microbial Electrochemical Technologies (MET) using organic waste as an electron [...]

2406, 2019

Amaia Ortiz de Lejarazu receives an award at the “1st International Symposium on Applications of Electrochemical Technology”

The predoctoral researcher Amaia Ortiz de Lejarazu, from the Membrane Technology research group, has received the award for the best presentation at the "1st International Symposium on Applications of Electrochemical Technology", held within the framework of the 3rd International Congress of Chemical Engineering (ANQUE-ICCE 2019) which has been held in Santander from June 19 to 21, 2019. The title of [...]

1405, 2018

Environmental Education Award

During the opening ceremony of the 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in Rome the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry has delivered its annual awards. Marco Vighi is the winner of the SETAC Environmental Education Award 2018. This important award honours substantial contributions in the development of interdisciplinary activities related to the advancement and the dissemination of knowledge on environmental sciences and ecotoxicology. The [...]

2601, 2018

IMDEA Water obtains EFQM European Seal of Excellence 300+

The IMDEA Water Institute, committed to continuous improvement and excellence, has decided to apply the EFQM model to detect opportunities for management improvement. This model is the leader in Europe and in the world, being used by more than 30,000 organizations. Starting from the principle that what can not be measured can not be improved, EFQM offers an integral tool [...]

112, 2017

Dr Belén Gonzålez Gaya receives The Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Internationl Prize for Water

El The 18th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry have been held in Porto. This event, organised on behalf of the Association of Chemistry and the Environment, attracts every year high quality science presentations and keynote talks from internationally renowned researchers working in environmental chemistry and field relates. Under the motto “Chemistry towards an Infinite Environment” this edition had intended to [...]

2804, 2017

The research of Dr. Marta Vivar, awarded with one of the MBR Global Water Awards

Dr. Marta Vivar won one of the "Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Awards", which were given last April 27, 2017 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). Deputy Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured 10 winners from eight countries at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, which is worth USD 1 [...]

107, 2016

Award to iMETland Project and interview with the project coordinator Abraham Esteve

Bioe Group PI Abraham Esteve NĂșñez, coordinator of the project iMETland, received the second prize for Best European Project during the ceremony of the XI Madri+d Awards held on 29 June at the Casa de America in Madrid. The Counsellor of Education, Youth and Sports of the Community of Madrid, Rafael van Grieken, chaired the event among other authorities. iMETland is a project of H2020 [...]

606, 2016

Dr Andreu Rico receives the SETAC best paper award

Between 22 and 26 of May, the Europe 26th Annual Meeting, from Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), took place in Nantes, France. In this meeting, Dr. Andreu Rico, researcher from the Ecotoxicology group of IMDEA Water, has received the best paper award published by the scientific journal ET&C of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). In this [...]

2204, 2015

IMDEA Water in madri+d Awards

The director of IMDEA Water, Eloy GarcĂ­a Calvo, received an honourable mention to the public-private partnership by the Aquaelectra project during the ceremony of the X madri+d Awards held Wednesday at the headquarters of the College of Architects of Madrid. Lucia FĂ­gar, head of the Deparment of Education of the Community of Madrid, and Luis SĂĄnchez, CEO of the foundation, [...]

503, 2015

IMDEA Water received the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ Award

On 3 March 2015, the first two hundred Deans and Rectors from universities and research institutes to have implemented the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers received the ‘HR Excellence in Research' Award for their efforts to create attractive working conditions for researchers in Europe. To mark the event, the European Commission hosted [...]

1411, 2014

IMDEA Water received the medal of the Spanish Club of the Environment

IMDEA Water received the medal of the Spanish Club of the Environment (CEMA) in a ceremony held on November 14 at the headquarters of the Gomez Pardo Foundation. Besides the delivery of medals of the CEMA it was commemorated last World Environment Day and the celebration of the XVII Anniversary Of the CEMA. The President of the CEMA, Mr. Rafael [...]

1112, 2012

The IMDEA Water Directors were awarded with a second prize in the XIV Edition of the 3M Foundation Awards

In the framework of the XIV Edition of the 3M Foundation Awards for Innovation focused on Water, Eloy GarcĂ­a Calvo and Irene de Bustamante have been awarded with a second prize for their project "Evolution of traces of drugs in the treatment of urban waste water", which carries out a study of the evolution of a group of drugs (emerging [...]

2209, 2010

Consolider Tragua wins the IWA Sustainability Prize

El premio fue recogido por el coordinador del Programa y Director de IMDEA Agua, D. Eloy GarcĂ­a Calvo, el pasado dĂ­a 22 de septiembre en Montreal, en una ceremonia enmarcada en el Congreso Mundial de la IWA. MĂĄs informaciĂłn sobre las caracterĂ­sticas de premio en Ă©sta direcciĂłn. CONSOLIDER TRAGUA: El proyecto CONSOLIDER “Tratamiento y ReutilizaciĂłn de Aguas Residuales para una [...]

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