New events:

ICSBThe 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology will take place in the University of Aveiro, Portugal, following the previous conference held in the University of Arkansas in 2016, chaired by Dr. David Culver. This conference is sponsored by the University of Aveiro and will be held in the University campus in Aveiro, Portugal, from 20th to 24th August, 2018. ICSB will focus on the Biology of subterranean spaces: caves, wells, mss, deep subsurface, anchialine, groundwater, hyporheic, epikarst and other kinds os subterranean ecosystems. The meeting will include a series of conferences and posters for presentation and discussion of theoretical and applied advances in subterranean biology, some workshops and also a field trip to visit some of the emblematic karst caves of Portugal. Pre and post-trips will also be available. In addition to contributed papers and poster sessions, several special symposia on topics such as evolution and development as well as conservation are being planned. The meeting itself will be hosted on the campus of the University of Aveiro. A number of special events are also being planned, including a day long excursion, several receptions and workshops. More information will soon be available on this website.

Ana Sofia Reboleira, Chair of the Organising Committee

Committee Members: Fernando Gonçalves (Co-Chair), Rosalina Gabriel, Paulo Borges, Pedro Oromí, Alberto Sendra

Imagen de web11-16 June, 2018 VIII International workshop on Ice cavesPotes, Picos de Europa, Spain

cropped-cropped-SIBIOS-120-24 August, 2018 Sampling standardization on hyporheic environment Workshop, Organized during the 24th International Symposium of Biospeleology, Aveiro, Portugal, 2

remtavares23-24 November 2017, A new workshop on Technologies for Monitoring and Treatment of Contaminants of Emerging Concern would be organized by IMDEA Water and University of Alcala within the project REMTAVARES. The deadline to submit the abstracts is 29th September 2017.



29 September 2017 European Research Night, the opportunity to meet researchers and become one! The European Researchers’ Nights are events dedicated to popular science and fun learning. Research outside your confort zone: caves, aquifers and their incredible fauna.


25 – 29 September 2017, 250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy: Celebrating 25 Years of the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco, Apiro, Marche Region, Italy.


SB logo27 – 31 August 201718th International Symposium on Ostracoda organized by the University of California in Santa Barbara, CA USA. Tadeusz Namiotko would attend the symposium with two presentations on ostracods toxicity and taxonomy.

6 July 2017, PhD thesis defence of Ruben Rasines Ladero: The ecology of the hyporetic zone associated with the rivers Henares and Tajuña (Jarama River Basin, Spain)”, directed by Dr. Sanda Iepure. The thesis is frammed within the PhD Program in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, was defended on July 6, 2017 at the Rey Juan Carlos University.


Past events:

remtavares23 – 26 January 2017, REMTAVARES Consortium organizes a course “School of technologies for treatment of emerging pollutants in hospital and urban wastewater”  that will be held on January 23-26, 2017 in Rey Juan Carlos University. The presence of emerging pollutants in hospital and urban wastewater is a trouble due to the conventional sewage treatment stations cannot remove them. The REMTAVARES Consortium (Madrid advanced wastewater treatment network) focuses his research on the development of new technologies for removing pollutants such as drugs, metals and organic compounds. Dr. Sanda Iepure, Dr. Andreu Rico, Dr. Antonio Berná y Dr. Junkal Landaburu, researchers form IMDEA Water, participate as speakers. See more at:

3-9 Dasabeecember Quito, Ecuador, 21st Century Watershed               Technology Conference and Workshop Improving quality of water resources at local, basin, and regional scales (

logosemanaciencia_alta15 November 2016 Madrid Science Week. Groundwater ecosystems and its fauna. Collaboration: Red Consolider Tragua, SMART-HYDRO. Sponsors: MINECO, Spain. Madrid Science Week is an outreach initiative of science,technology and innovation addressed to all audiences of all ages and scientific levels that takes place throughout the Region of Madrid.

remtavaresNovember 24-25, 2016, Workshop “Leading edge technologies for removal of emergent pollutants” The REMTAVARES consortium,  in which IMDEA Water integrantes, organizes a Workshop on Leading edge technologies for removal of emergent pollutants, that will be held in Rey Juan Carlos University (

September 30, 2016 Participation to European Research noches-1Night event with the workshop “The water below your feet: aquifers and caves” we recreate an aquifer and the assistants learned how the human activities affect to groundwater quality, their associated ecosystems and the groundwater fauna. The entire workshop was held in a recreated cave to enable the children to experiment how it feels underground. The assistants also learned the importance of groundwater as a source of drinking water (

July 2016 Andrea Castaño Sánchez and Rubén Rasines Ladero participe to the , the XVIII Congress organized by the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) “Water is life” taken place in 31 July – 5 August, Tortosa (Tarragona, Spain)

June 2016 New article published by David Mostaza in FutureEnviro, Implementation of new technologies in the field of agriculture: within SMART-HYDRO project (RTC-2014-2367-5, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in the 2014 Retos -Colaboración Program)

June 2016 New article of Andrea Castaño Sanchez on toxicity bioassessments on surface and groundwater crustaceans species (in spanish) (

June 2016 PhD Thesis comittee evaluator at the University of Valencia, “Ostracods ecology of coastal wetlands with estimation of species dispersal abilities” (defended in June 2016) (


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