A night dedicated to water

Enjoy the activities of the European Researchers' Night in Madrid next September 25, 2015

La Noche Europea de los InvestigadoresDo you know how to supply drinking water to populations who have suffered an earthquake as recently happened in Nepal? Do you know that toxic cyanobacteria live in some lakes and reservoirs? Do you know what kind of wildlife lives in groundwater and what role do they have? Solve all these doubts participating next September 25 in the activities that the IMDEA Water Institute has prepared for the European Researchers' Night in Madrid 2015.


La Noche Europea de los Investigadores de Madrid 2015

On September 25, you will discover the problems that cause toxic cyanobacteria that arise, especially in summer, in some of our lakes and reservoirs. Our researchers will explain how to work with these organisms, from sampling to laboratory analysis, in addition to explaining the importance of water control and water treatment to prevent poisoning.

Have you considered how it has managed to provide emergency drinking water to populations affected by natural disasters such as typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines in 2013 or the recent earthquake in Nepal? IMDEA Water researchers, members of the Emergency Response Unit Water and Sanitation (ERU WATSAN)  of the Spanish Red Cross will recreate an emergency situation in which attendees will produce drinking water and check their quality through testing kits.

During the Researchers' Night you will also discover how ecosystems are present in groundwater, knowing their most representative organizations and their importance to assess water quality. In addition, you will learn how some human activities can seriously affect these ecosystems (eg overexploitation of aquifers, mining, pollution, intensive tourism in caves, etc.).
 

La Noche Europea de los Investigadores de Madrid 2015

IMDEA Water wants to thank the Juan Carlos I Royal Botanical Garden for their support in carrying out these activities.

This project of the European Researchers' Night Madrid is funded by the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the European Commission. Directorate General for Education and Culture. European Commission under the Grant Agreement number 633161.


Practical information

Title: 'The life of the water through the microscope toxic cyanobacteria'
Venue: Juan Carlos I Royal Botanical Garden. External Campus of the University of Alcalá. Alcala de Henares
Date: September 25, 2015. 18: 00-21: 00h
Hours: 18: 00-21: 00h
¿Reservation necessary? Yes
How to book? Phone: 91 830 5962; email: pepa.simon@imdea.org
How to arrive? www.botanicoalcala.es/como_llegar.html

Title: 'Science in emergencies'
Venue: Juan Carlos I Royal Botanical Garden. External Campus of the University of Alcalá. Alcala de Henares
Date: September 25, 2015. 18: 00-21: 00h
Hours: 18: 00-21: 00h
¿Reservation necessary? Yes
How to book? Phone: 91 830 5962; email: pepa.simon@imdea.org
How to arrive? www.botanicoalcala.es/como_llegar.html

Title: 'The underground aquatic ecosystems – The Final Frontier'
Venue: Juan Carlos I Royal Botanical Garden. External Campus of the University of Alcalá. Alcala de Henares
Date: September 25, 2015. 18: 00-21: 00h
¿Reservation necessary? Yes
How to book? Phone: 91 830 5962; email: pepa.simon@imdea.org
How to arrive? www.botanicoalcala.es/como_llegar.html

 

Unión Europea             Fundación para el conocimiento Madri+d                    Real Jardín Botánico Juan Carlos I

Published On: September 1, 2015

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