IMDEA Water participated in the Madrid Science and Innovation Week, held from November 6 to 19. In this nineteenth edition, we have held several workshops and a visit.
High school students from the Claret school in Madrid have participated in the activities “Getting to know microorganisms in the environment: how do we study them?“,”Biological indicators: what do organisms living in water tell us?“,”Pollution leaving homes: why does it end up in the environment and what can we do about it?“ and “Join the plastic hunter team“.
Finally, in collaboration with Canal de Isabel II, a guided tour was organized on “Water supply in Madrid: El Atazar reservoir“. The attendees learned more about El Atazar reservoir, which is the largest in Madrid and where almost half of the water consumed by the people of Madrid is stored. In addition to learning how the dam works, visitors were able to learn about the processes that Canal de Isabel II carries out to bring water to their homes.
The Madrid Science and Innovation Week is an event of scientific dissemination and citizen participation organized by the Community of Madrid through the Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d whose objective is to actively involve society in the processes of research and development in science, technology and innovation.