Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Geoethics & Groundwater Management Congress
has new dates:
Porto, 18-22 May 2020

Here below a message by Manuel Abrunhosa (chair of the Organizing Committee):
"The postponement of the date of the Congress, from October 2019 to May 2020, was a necessity. This will certainly cause disruption in the personal, academic and professional life and schedules of the many colleagues involved in the organization, as well as of the participants who had intended to attend in 2019, and especially of all colleagues who have already done extraordinary preparatory work.
We all apologize for the inconvenience and send a big thank you for their valued involvement in preparing the Special Sessions, Field-Trips, working hard for their presentations, publicizing among peers and organizations, and in organizing work. And so many works are already done. We are counting on you, now without so much pressure, to go on and bring this challenge of connecting Geoethics and Groundwater Management to a safe Port(o).
The postponement will not significantly alter the structure already announced for Congress. The only planned change will be the holding of congressional sessions (18-19-20 May 2020) prior to the Field-Trips (21-22 May 2020).
We hope that the new dates will serve your interests and of a greater number of potential participants in this event that is already recognized of great importance and scope.
The postponement did not change the course of the unprecedented educational program in Geoethics and Groundwater we called the Side-Event which had already been launched in 2018. We got the registration of 18 secondary public and private schools from all over Portugal in activities involving almost all school years. As planned, we are already receiving the final tests of the work developed autonomously in the school community environment. The final tests are a 3-minute video and a written memoir that will be submitted to evaluation, taken in the form of a contest for which we intend to award prizes of a pedagogic nature to the students, teachers and schools better classified. The evidence of their work shall be made public. The Congress will proudly have an open session dedicated to the Side-Event with the awarding, for which we hope to receive sponsors. Our warm congratulations, right now, to the hundreds of people involved in this Side-Event."

We remind you that the International Congress: "Geoethics & Groundwater Management: Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development" is a joint event IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists.

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