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Research lines


The Institute's lines of research are always directly related to water. Some of them are listed below:


  • Water quality (physics, chemistry, microbiology, parasitology, biology, etc.)
  • Health issues related to water resources
  • Unconventional water resources
  • Natural mineral water

  • Advanced wastewater treatment

  • Aerobic and anaerobic digestion systems in wastewater and sludge

  • Microbial Source Tracking

  • Biofilms in water

  • River and reservoir ecology

  • Eutrophic systems

  • Cyanobacteria and aquatic microalgae

  • Biodiversity of freshwater algae

  • Agronomy and improving crop yields for increased efficiency in water use

  • Methods for the use of water resources: geological, geochemical and geophysical

  • Seawater: properties, dynamics and behavior

  • Oceanography

  • Modelling contaminated aquifers: salt intrusion and industrial or agricultural pollution

  • Legislation affecting water: legal regime pertaining to water quality and dumping

  • Economic instruments of environmental policy and water demand management

  • Climate change: variability and associated risk

  • Climatology: urban, synoptic, historic and agricultural

  • Climatic atlas and precipitation analysis

  • Analysis of hydrometeorological risks and of the related communication and social aspects

  • History of the use and management of water resources

  • Socioeconomic and political repercussions of variations in the availability of water

  • Waterscapes: archaeological, cultural and scenic heritage

  • Water Archaeology, past human-water relationships

  • Landscape, visual poetics and water aesthetics

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