GLOBAQUA FINAL CONFERENCE
The GLOBAQUA conference titled “Water river management under water scarcity and multiple stressors” took place on 17-19th December 2018 at the Residència d’Investigadors, in Barcelona (Spain). This conference was the final one of GLOBAQUA and was organised by CSIC in collaboration with project partners, in order to disseminate relevant project outcomes. The conference also aimed to show synergies with other EU aquatic science projects. In this context, a round table session was carried out (integrating GLOBAQUA / MARS / SOLUTIONS outcomes into EC water policy) and the sister projects SOLUTIONS and MARS participated as well as a representative from the Catalan Water Agency (ACA).
The conference was structured in five oral sessions and five poster sessions, all of which focused on the main topics of the project. Global change & Hydrology (session 1), Fate & Risk assessment of pollutants (session 2), Multiple stressors & Biological response (session 3), Assessment and prioritization of pollutants (session 4), and Ecosystem services & Water management (session 5). The event was an excellent opportunity to share knowledge generated around Europe. 74 persons assisted the event (39 % women), coming from 13 countries: Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and UK.
The Springer editorial participated sponsoring the Best Oral presentation, and the Elsevier editorial sponsored the Best Poster presentation, both with a book voucher. The winners were Janja Vrzel from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU (Best Oral presentation), and Raimon M. Prat from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research, CSIC (Best Poster presentation).