Call For Abstracts
Ice-Breaker Party - Monday, July 18th
Welcome cocktail at the Las Arenas Hotel
- Paella Show Cooking
- Sunset at La Albufera Natural Park
- Nou Racó Restaurant
- City of Arts and Sciences
- Palau de Les Arts
- Los Toros Restaurant
das Key Dates
(Valencian Center for Irrigation Studies)
The end of a myth? Lights and shadows over the Valencia Water Court
Carles Sanchis Ibor (València, 1970), MSc in Geographic Information Systems (University of Girona) and a PhD in Geography (University of Valencia), has worked as a researcher at the Valencian Center for Irrigation Studies (CVER) of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Valencia Tech), and as lecturer in the Department of Geography of the University of Valencia (UV) since 2001. He has developed his research activity on water from various perspectives, from hydraulic policy to fluvial geomorphology, but mainly focusing on Mediterranean irrigation. He is also founder and member of the board of trustees of the Fundació Assut, focused on the protection of Mediterranean wetlands and traditional irrigation systems, and President of the Governing Council of the Albufera Natural Park (Ramsar site).
(University of Exeter)
Intermittent Water Supply Systems: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions
Raziyeh Farmani is an Associate Professor of Water Engineering and Industrial Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering at Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, UK. She is the Chair of IWA’s Intermittent Water Supply Specialist Group. She specialises in urban water systems modelling, water resources management and asset management and has expertise in multi-objective optimisation of water networks. Her research interests covers evolutionary optimization; artificial intelligence and data mining and their applications in real-time control of water systems; asset management of water distribution systems; leakage, pressure and energy management; reliability, resilience and sustainability; asset failure and deterioration modelling.
Digital Twins for Water Distribution Systems
Pilar Conejos is a Digital Twin Manager at Idrica and a Part Time Assistant Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València. She is an industrial engineer and has a PhD in water and environmental engineering. Pilar has over 20 years of experience in water management. Formerly the Head of Network Control and Regulation for Valencia and its Metropolitan Area at the water utility Global Omnium. She recently joined Idrica as a water consultant expert, bringing an extensive experience about digital twins and water networks.
Helena M. Ramos
(Instituto Superior Técnico—IST, Lisbon)
Water-energy nexus as a management strategy in smart cities
Helena M. Ramos is a Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico—IST (the Engineering Faculty
from University of Lisbon) and a member of CERIS in Civil Engineering Department. She has
participated in 31 Scientific projects and has been the supervisor of 11 PhD students, 46 MSc theses. She has more than 6377 citations, index h 41 and i10 128. She has been a Member of various Editorial Teams and Reviewer of different scientific journals. She has several publications, more than 160 in International Journals with referees, more than 150 in Conferences, 36 book chapters, 7 books: in particular Small Hydropower Plants (2000), and Pump as Turbines (2018), among other technical and scientific documents. She has received more than 6 International Scientific recognitions.
She is an expert in transients, hydrodynamics, hydropower, pumped storage and hybrid renewable solutions, water –energy nexus and leakage detection.
The Technical Tours will be held on July 22, 2022 in the morning. The detailed program of these technical visits will be available soon.
La Albufera Natural Park. Visit to the Milia Artifical Wetland
Turia Garden. Why does the city have a garden where there should be a river?
La Presa Water Treatment Plant, a plant built in the 19th century and still in operation
More details of each visit coming soon
As part of the activities of the 2nd WDSA/CCWI International Joint Conference, five Workshops / Short Courses have been planned. The Short Courses will be held on Monday morning, July 18, 2022. The structure of these courses will be:
- Start time: 9:00 a.m.
- Maximum duration: 4 hours.
- All courses run in parallel. It will only be possible to attend one of them.
- The Short Courses can be attended by any conference participant
- The courses will be free of charge for those attending the conference.
- The number of places on each course is limited. In case of exceeding the limit, preference will be determined by the order in which the complete registration process (including payment) is completed.
- Once the places for each course have been filled, the course leaders will contact the participants to inform them of the course requirements (hardware, software).
Registration for the Short Courses takes place at the same time as registration for the Conference.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The scheduled courses and their leaders are:
The Digital Transformation and the New Perspectives for Planning and Management of Aqueducts: the role of the digital twins
Orazio Giustolisi (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
Deep Learning with PyTorch for Urban Water Networks: from Multilayer Perceptrons to Graph Neural Networks
Riccardo Taormina (AIdroLab, Department of Water Management, TU Delft, Netherlands)
Introduction to the EPANET-MATLAB Toolkit for Smart Water Networks research
Demetrios Eliades (KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus)
Transient simulations in water networks
Lu Xing (Data Scientist, Xylem Inc) & Lina Sela (Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin)
Managing Advanced Hydraulic Models with QGISRed plugin. From EPANET to Digital Twins
Fernando Martínez (Research Institute of Water and Env. Eng. (IIAMA), Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain)