Organization > Comittees

Local Steering committee

The conference chair-persons in charge of organization are:


Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante

Tragsa Group – DINA-MAR. Madrid, Spain *Organizing committee contact.

Will coordinate, together with ISMAR 10´s Technical Secretary, the ISMAR 10 first day short courses and worlshops (post-Conference Seminars will have their specific Subcommittees).

Brief Curriculum vitae

Dr. in Geological Sc and Specialist in Hydrogeology by Complutense University of Madrid. 31 years of experience in the hydrogeology sector, at least 20 dedicated to water management, MAR and environmental hydrogeology. Co-coordinator of the Commission on Managed Aquifer Recharge of the International Association of Hydrogeologist. Certificate of Appreciation or “Noble prime” 2013 awarded by the IAH. Author, coauthor or editor of 24 books, most of them related to MAR technique and over 50 articles. Coordinator of RECACUIF and DINA-MAR projects and steering group member of MARSOL and MARSOLut projects; EC reviewer; WB, IAEA and ADB Consulter. Associated Lecturer in Moncloa Campus. Technical Secretary of the Spanish Water Technological Platform…


 Dr. José Antonio de la Orden Gómez

Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME) Madrid, Spain

Will coordinate, together with ISMAR 10´s Technical Secretary, the ISMAR 10 first day short courses and worlshops (post-Conference Seminars will have their specific Subcommittees).

Brief Curriculum vitae
Engineer of mines in the Technical University of Madrid in 1987. He got the Ph.D degree in 2006 with a thesis focused on MAR in the Spanish Mediterranean area. Currently he works as hydrogeologist in the Spanish Geological Survey. He has more than 17 years of professional experience in hydrogeological systems modelling and artificial recharge of groundwater. He has participated in several research projects regarding both topics in different locations in Spain. He is author or co-author of more than 30 papers related to hydrogeology, and more than 10 papers presented in the ISMAR symposia. He has worked on MAR in Spain, in Alicante province and Majorca island, and now he is working in an artificial recharge project in Barcelona province, infiltrating raw water from the Llobregat river into an alluvial aquifer.

 Coordination and Institutional Actions

Eng. Paloma Mercedes López-Izquierdo Botín

Coordination and institutional actions director

Tragsa Group–SEPI, Madrid, Spain

Brief Curriculum vitae

Technical and institutional coordinator

Dr. Manuel López Hernández

Tragsa, Madrid, Spain

Brief Curriculum vitae
Dr. Manuel López Hernández

Eng. Manuel Navarro Comalrena de Sobregrau

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA)

Madrid, Spain

Brief Curriculum vitae
Ingeniero Agrónomo por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1979). Funcionario del Cuerpo de Ingenieros Agrónomos del Estado (1985). Desde su ingreso en la Administración General del Estado ha desarrollado su carrera profesional  en el Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, desempeñando puestos de responsabilidad en el ámbito de la Secretaría General de Agricultura y Alimentación (DG de Desarrollo Rural, Innovación y Política Forestal) en el campo de la planificación hidrológica habiendo realizado estudios socioeconómicos, redacción de proyectos y dirección de obras de transformación y modernización de regadíos y de construcción de balsas de riego. Entre los puestos desempeñados: Jefe de Servicio de Planificación Hidrológica, Jefe de Área de Actuaciones en Zonas Regables y Subdirector Adjunto de Regadíos y Economía del Agua, desempeñando actualmente el de Coordinador de Obras y Proyectos en la SG de Regadíos e Infraestructuras Rurales. Autor o coautor de numerosos artículos y publicaciones relacionados con el regadío y su planificación. Desde 2010 dirige el Curso Internacional de Especialización en Diseño, Gestión e Innovación en Regadío que convoca el Ministerio a través del Centro Nacional de Tecnología de Regadíos (CENTER).

Water General Directorate

Dr. Luis Martínez Cortina

Ministry for the Ecological Transition (MITECO)

Brief Curriculum vitae

Technical and Logistic Support

Ld. Esther Sánchez Sánchez

Canal de Isabel II (Madrid city Water Supply Company), Spain. IAH Spanish Chapter

Field trip 3 coordinator

Brief Curriculum vitae

Degree in Geological Sciences (1992) and Postgraduate Specialist in Hydrogeology (1994) by the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM); Obtained the Recognition of Research Sufficiency by the UCM in 1995.

She has been working for the last 25 years in the field of hydrogeology and groundwater exploitation, collaborating in different hydrogeological researches in different areas of Spain, as well as monitoring and controlling  the construction of deep wells for groundwater and extraction of groundwater for drinking resource for urban supply. In the last 17 years, it has developed her work supplying drinking water to Madrid in emergency cases as droughts and contingency problems in the system through the use of groundwater.

She is currently the Coordinator of Groundwater Exploitation in Canal de Isabel II Gestión, SA, managing a complex system of more than 80 groundwater wells with an annual contribution capacity of over than a 90,000,000 m3 and with an installed capacity of 25,000 kW.

Planning and Technology Transfer

Eng. Rocío Ortega Labrandero

TRAGSA Madrid, Spain

Brief Curriculum vitae
Agronomic Engineer by the Madrid Polytechnic University. Interuniversity degree on Economy, Technological Innovation and Policy Management. Manager of Planning and Technology Transfer for the Tragsa Group R&D Subdirectorate since 2002. Involved in more than 80 R&D competitive projects, always in charge of dissemination, education and capacity building activities. Rocío is also in charge of the technological watching activities and to adopt the new schemes and mechanisms which increase the State-of-the-Art for Tragsa Group´s scope punctually. Multiple publications on dissemination, knowledge expansion and communication. Large experience in external courses and workshops organization, as well as developer for the patents published by Tragsa Group, for the formative annual Plan, R&D taxation, financing and competitiveness.

ISMAR 10 Technical Secretary

Dr. Jon San Sebastián Sauto

Tragsatec – DINA-MAR. Madrid, Spain

Person in charge of general issues who will coordinate the scientific and technical committees, will provide support for the selection of abstracts, review process and selection of articles for Journals and final book (pendant of decision).

Brief Curriculum vitae
PhD in Biological Sciences at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Master in Environmental Assessment and Recovery at the Universidad del País Vasco,  Jon San Sebastián has more than 20 years of experience in Tragsatec, focusing in the fields of water infrastructures and environment impact and monitoring. He has worked in several R+D projects about bioindicators of water polution, Water landscapes and remote sensors though he has dedicated last years mainly to MAR issues. Author of more than 50 communications in National and International Congresses and coauthor of several books about EIA guidelines and MAR. He has also been lecturer in the Rey Juan Carlos and Complutense Universities and in the National Centre of Irrigation Technology.

General organization of ISMAR 10 event

Eng. Cristina Granada Ruíz

Tragsatec Madrid, Spain

Brief Curriculum vitae

Chairman of the Administrative Committee

Dr. Juan Grima Olmedo

International Water Resources Association (IWRA-IGME) Valencia, Spain

Will be in charge of the organizing collaborators and technical aspects regarding water resources.

Brief Curriculum vitae
Researcher A1 within the Geological Resources Department in the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), where he developed his work since 1998. He is a mining engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Master in Applied Surface Hydrology and Hydrogeology specialist. His investigation is focused on Pollution Groundwater and statistical treatment of hydrological variables. He has been involved in several national and EU funded R&D projects in the areas of risk assessment and remediation of aquifers and contaminated soils. He has taken part in the review of European strategies on protection and sustainable use of soil as advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs and has been evaluator of the European Comisión for proposals review during the Seventh Framework Programme in Environment and Climate Change. He has been President of the Spanish Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and for the time being is secretary of the Spanish Comité of IWRA. He has experience in the organization of R & D activities and has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers and book chapters.

Eng Ramiro Angulo Sánchez

High Pressure Water Director

SUEZ – Spain

Brief Curriculum vitae

Agricultural Engineer, specialized in rural engineering branch by E.T.S.I.A.M. (Córdoba, Spain) Advanced Management Program, IE Bussiness School (Madrid, Spain)
He has developed most of his professional career in several companies of SUEZ Water Spain group, beginning in 1998 as Manager in Aquagest Andalucia responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the WWTP of Cádiz and San Fernando
Between 2000 and 2002 he was appointed Area Manager of Cadiz Bay in Aquagest Andalucía (water supply contract in San Fernando) as well as Manager in Teidagua, responsible for the water cycle of La Laguna and Taroconte (Tenerife, Canary Islands)
From 2004 to 2014, he was Manager in Emasagra (state-owned company with private investment) in charge of the integral water cycle in Granada (Andalucia, Spain); and from 2007 and 2009 he assumed the position of territorial Manager in Aquagest Andalucía.
He is, since 2014, Manager of Upstream Water in Suez Water Spain.
He is general secretary of AEAS and he has also been first vicepresident of ASA and counselor in several companies that deal with water treatment and supply.

ISMAR 10 counts on the special collaboration of:

  • Representative of DGA. Mr. Manuel Meléndez
  • Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture… Ms. María Fernández
  • Representive of Canal de Isabel II.
  • Representative of CHT.
  • Representative of CHD.
  • Representative of CHG. Mr. Samuel Moraleda
  • Representative of CHE. Ms. Dolores Pascual

Organizer´s R&D experience on MAR

About 20 of the 33 MAR facilities inventoried in Spain have counted on Tragsa Group intervention, and about 13 more have been conducted by the co-organizer the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME).


Professional guarantee. Public service.

It is incorporated by Empresa de Transformación Agraria, S.A. (Tragsa), the parent company founded in 1977 for the performance of rural development works and services, environmental conservation and emergency relief operations. Its first subsidiary Tecnologías y Servicios Agrarios, S.A (Tragsatec), which was established in 1990 for carrying out consulting and engineering projects. Its 40 years of experience working for the public authorities to the service of society have placed this business group at the forefront of the different sectors in which it operates, from the provision of agricultural, forestry, livestock, and rural development services, to the conservation and protection of the environment. The company’s broad national reach, which has branches in all the provinces of Spain’s 17 Autonomous Communities, allows it to respond independently, quickly and effectively to any urgent requirement of the central, regional or local government.

The initial activity was proposed within MARSOL project, a FP7 Water inno-demo R&D European project supported by the European Commission (GA 619120).

ISMAR 10 First preparatory meeting, Faro, Portugal, June 25th 2015.

Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME)

El Instituto Geológico y Minero de España es un Organismo Público de Investigación, con carácter de organismo autónomo, adscrito al Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Fue creado con la denominación de “Comisión para la Carta Geológica de Madrid y General del Reino”, mediante Real Decreto de 12 de julio de 1849. Más tarde, en 1910, pasó a denominarse Instituto Geológico de España, y en 1927 se reorganiza, moderniza los laboratorios, se instala en su actual sede, y adquiere el nombre de Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. El Instituto es Organismo autónomo a partir de la promulgación de la Ley 6/1977, de 4 de enero, de Fomento de la Minería y tiene el carácter de Organismo Público de Investigación (OPI) en virtud de la Ley 13/1986, de 14 de abril, de Fomento y Coordinación General de la Investigación Científica y Técnica. Por Real Decreto 1270/1988, de 28 de octubre pasó a denominarse Instituto Tecnológico y Geominero de España, nombre de la institución válido hasta diciembre de 2000, fecha en que mediante el Real Decreto 1953/2000, de 1 de diciembre, por el que se aprueba el Estatuto del Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, recupera su denominación más tradicional.

IWRA (Spanish Group)

IWRA is a non-profit, non-governmental, educational organisation established in 1971. It provides a global, knowledge based forum for bridging disciplines and geographies by connecting professionals, students, individuals, corporations and institutions who are concerned with the sustainable use of the world’s water resources.

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