IMDEA Agua has received the Manantial 2023 Prize, awarded by Club del Agua Subterránea (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, collected the award at an event held last Tuesday at the Higher Technical School of Mining and Energy Engineers in Madrid.
The CAS, which promotes and disseminates water sciences, has granted this recognition to IMDEA Agua for its merits in environmental management and sustainability, and as a national and international benchmark for research excellence. The jury also wanted to highlight the “outstanding” contribution to the communication of the results to society.
During the award ceremony, Dr De Bustamante pointed out that this award has been possible “thanks to the work of the institute’s research, laboratory and administrative staff.” She also thanked the scientific council for its commitment and support with ideas, suggestions, and recommendations.
Among the winners in this edition are also the Water Observatory of the Botín Foundation, and the University Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (IIIAMA).
The CAS brings together professionals related to groundwater, who carry out their activities in universities, public administrations, and companies. Since 2015, each year it recognizes the effort of entities that have shown particular interest in the study, exploitation, management, and sustainable use of groundwater, as well as in the dissemination of the results.