The third session of the VIII Conference on Water Culture It looks to the depths of history with an approach to the Holy Source, on the island of La Palma, hand in hand Carlos Soler Liceras, engineer of Roads, Canals and Ports and director of more than thirty projects of hydraulic works both in the Canary Islands as in the French Antilles, Cape Verde, Galapagos, Senegal or Tunisia.
The Soler conference will take place this Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 pm, in the midst of a conference that takes place at the Leon-Castillo House-Museum, this time under the motto From tradition to innovation, a nod to the unanimous proclamation of the General Assembly of the UN in favor of the rational use of water resources and the start of the International Decade for the Water Action for sustainable development.
The conference will be held until Friday at the Museum of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria in Telde and includes a daily conference by specialists who will make it possible to address water management from a multifaceted and enriching point of view that covers adaptation strategies Climate change, underground hydrology, engineering, industrial archeology or history.
The entrance to this cycle of conferences organized by the house-museum with the collaboration of the El Bloque Cultural Association and the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands It is free until full capacity is reached.
Soler has been Chief Engineer of the Geological Service of Public Works, Head of Projects and Works of the Hydraulic Service of Tenerife, director of the Advances of the Hydrological Plans of the islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma, member of the Galápagos Scientific Expedition , expert of the European Union for the Archipelago of Cape Verde, chief engineer of Studies and Hydrology of the DGA and director of Hydraulic Works of the Ministry of Public Works of the Government of Spain.
His lines of research have focused on closures in the galleries to regulate the extractions and use the aquifer as a regulating reservoir, the discovery of the Santa Fountain of Fuencaliente de La Palma, the development of the thermal on the island of La Palma, the erosion of the oceanic crust and its repercussions on terrestrial dynamics, hydrotectonics and reversible plants with seawater as a method to solve water and energy problems in the islands.
His long career has been rewarded with various awards such as the Agustín de Betancourt Award for Best Civil Work (Pozo Los Padrones), to be an Honor Member of the Community of Irrigators of San Andrés y Sauces, Adoptive Son of Fuencaliente de La Palma , Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Zaragoza and Member of the Scientific Committee of the La Gomera Biosphere Reserve.
On Friday, October 26, there will be a visit to the facilities of the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands, center of the Government of the Canary Islands for the promotion of research, development and innovation and projects related to R + D + i, before of the closing of the days, again at 19.00, with the conference called Water in religion, by José Juan Ojeda Quintana, economist, industrial technical engineer and historian.
Those interested in participating in the guided tour of the ITC offices must register in advance by calling 928 691 377 or by writing to the email [email protected] The places are limited.
The objective is to highlight how water is an essential element of sustainable development, especially when in the Canary Islands water resources are a critical factor for social, economic and environmental development, given the difficulties involved in attracting water in a fragile environment, with a reduction of the natural recharge of the aquifers, an increase of the temperatures, shortage of precipitations and needs of the population and services in increase.
The process of global climate change has direct consequences in the serious water crisis in which we are immersed. Hence, urgent adaptation strategies are promoted to guarantee the management of water resources, such as the promotion of savings, groundwater recharge, awareness campaigns, or the use of new information technologies to improve water quality and risk management.