Pre and Post-Conference Seminars

1st Day workshops and short courses

As the tradition of ISMAR conferences, several pre- and post-seminars will be held in ISMAR 10 Madrid for delegates. Short courses are open for external assistants too.

These short courses (require a registration fee, see at the bottom) and workshops (free assistance for  booked delegates) will be held in morning and afternoon time in the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME) Headquarters; Ríos Rosas 23 St. 28003, Madrid (Ríos Rosas Metro Station, Line 1, blue color).

Lecturers are members of IAH-MAR Commission, IAH International and European projects partners.

Registration will be at the same time of ISMAR 10 inscription. Possibility to book afterwards for short courses too. Workshops (free of charge) are reserved for ISMAR 10 booked delegates, in order of inscription and attendance limited by the classroom capacity.

Official language: English. No simultaneous translation will be provided, thus, the description of the courses has not been translated into Spanish.

More info:


Monday, May 20th 2019

09:30 – 14:00 Seminars 1 to 3 and 7:

Short course nº 1

State of the Art Techniques in Characterizing, Constructing and Operating Optimum Surface Spreading Groundwater Recharge Projects (confirmed)

Instructors: Dr. Michael Milczarek, President GeoSystems Analysis, Inc. and Dr. Greg Woodside, Executive Director of Planning and Natural Resources (USA)

Short course nº 2

Addressing the challenges to achieve successful groundwater recharge and recovery through wells. Comprehensive coverage of investigations required for ASR projects and their operation (Confirmed)

Instructors: Dr. D. Pyne, (ASR Systems, USA) and Dr. Russell Martin (Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, Australia)

Workshop nº 3

MAR site suitability mapping. Utilization of spatial analysis techniques for the identification of potential MAR areas: challenges and opportunities (Confirmed)

Instructors: Dr. José Pablo Bonilla (AyA, Costa Rica), Dr. Dan Goode (USGS, USA), Jana Sallwey (TU Dresden, Germany), Dr. Catalin Stefan (TU Dresden, Germany) and Dr. Arnaud Sterck (IGRAC, the Netherlands)

Short course nº 7

Water quality aspects of Managed Aquifer Recharge systems (Confirmed)

Instructor: Prof. Dr. P. Stuyfzand, KWR, Watercycle Research Institute. The Netherlands

14:30 – 19:00 Seminars 4 to 6 and 8:

Afternoon schedule lecturers have expressed that they will donate 100% of the short courses incomes to ISMAR 10 organization so as to reduce the general registration fee cost

Short course nº 4

Technical solutions to increase Managed Aquifer Recharge effectiveness. MARSOL project findings and Tragsa Group Experience regarding design and construction criteria, operation and management (Confirmed)

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante and Dr. Jon San Sebastián Sauto (Tragsa Group, Spain)

Short course nº 5

Web-based numerical modeling and optimisation of MAR applications using the free INOWAS platform (Confirmed)

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Catalin Stefan, Jana Glass, Ralf Junghanns (TU Dresden, Germany) and Russel Martin (WGA, Australia)

Workshop nº 6

Sustainable MAR in developing countries. Developing managed aquifer recharge in Latin America (Confirmed)

Instructors: Dr. Edmundo Claro (CSIRO, Chile); Mr Tatsuo Shubo (Fundaçã Oswaldo Cruz – Fiocruz, Brazil); Dr. Declan Page (CSIRO, Australia) and Mr. Dennis Gonzalez (CSIRO, Australia)


Short course nº 8

Modelling MAR facilities design and operations using the free and open source FREEWAT plugin (confirmed)

Instructors: Dr. Rudy Rossetto and Dr. Giovanna De Filippis (Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy)

 General notes:

  1. Maximum amount of attendants will depend on the classroom capacity. Distribution will be ready by 2019 May 1st.
  2. The number of students for Short Courses 1, 2 and 7 should exceed 10 attendants. In case any workshop would have a shorter number of booked students by 2019 May 1st that course would be deleted from the program, and their attendants would be given the possibility to move to another course or to get refund of the fee.
  3. Those students from developing countries with an UNESCO scholarship can select and attend their workshop or short course freely with no extra charge. Booking necessary.
  4. Short courses prices are: 120 € for delegates, 80 € for accredited university students and developing countries attendants, according to the UNESCO 2017 list.
  5. A single attendant for two consecutive courses will have a reduced fee (200 € x2 or 120 € x2 respectively).



Post-conference Seminars will be determined shortly.















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