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AQUAFORUM – European Mineral Water Research, Innovation and Valorisation Forum

Junho 18 - Junho 19

Gratuito

 

Countries involved

Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Netherlands

 

Conference Committee

Orlando RodriguesInstituto Politécnico de Bragança – IPB (Portugal)

Fernando QueirogaAquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água – Associação  (Portugal)

Nuno VazAquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água – Associação (Portugal)

Pedro Cantista – International Society of Medical Hidrology and Climatology – ISMH (Portugal)

Vítor Leal – Associação de Termas de Portugal – ATP (Portugal)

 

Summary

Despite the importance and relevance of mineral water there is still a lack of knowledge on its potential merge with existing health, wellness, geothermal and regional development activities. Hence, AQUAFORUM will serve as a trigger for deepening existing scientific and technical knowledge on mineral water and as a vehicle for the the establishment of new partnerships that might lead to new applications and uses for the referred natural asset in different markets, thus leveraging the regional and national European economies.

By acknowledging the complexity associated with R&D activities related to mineral water and the arise of valid and usable results, one must perceive that the most prospect solution for this issue is the implementation of a European Network focused on leading mineral water research and innovation. This European Network should perform, in a collaborative and cooperative manner, activities that will improve the use of mineral water and the arise of sustainable solutions that not only boost citizens wellbeing, but also regional development. Thus, during AQUAFORUM we will be formalizing the creating of AQUANET – European Mineral Water Research, Innovation and Valorisation Network, a conglomerate of multidisciplinary entities focused on further development the mineral water topic.

 

Aim of the Event

With AQUAFORUM we aim to implement and promote a European Mineral Water Research, Innovation and Valorisation Network focused on establishing mineral water as one of the most relevant assets in health, wellness, energetic sustainability, and regional development.

 

Established Objectives

Considering the complexity associated with mineral water and the multidisciplinary perspective from which this natural resource can be address, a series of more focused and detailed objectives for the AQUAFORUM have been established and will serve as the basis for all the event panels, discussions, and activities:

  • Share methodologies and deepen knowledge concerning the therapeutic use of mineral water;
  • Develop knowledge and innovation on mineral water to revitalize the sector and the inherent regions;
  • Discuss Mineral (Thermal) Water Sector Digital Transformation (Thermal Water 4.0)
  • Promote the reflection regarding the impacts of thermalism in the European national health services;
  • Foster the establishment of multidisciplinary synergies aimed at activating mineral water branding;
  • Discuss the use of mineral water as a geothermal energy source and a decisive asset for regional sustainability;
  • Implementation of the AQUANET project – European Mineral Water Research, Innovation and Valorisation Network;
  • Promotion of thematic collaboration protocols between AQUANET founding members.

 

Program

June 18th (Friday) – Location: Vidago Palace Hotel

 

08:30 – Conference Check-In and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

Fernando Queiroga, AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água – Associação (Portugal)

Nuno Vaz, AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água – Associação (Portugal)

João Noronha, Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alto Tâmega – CIMAT (Portugal)

Orlando Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança – IPB (Portugal)

Ana Abrunhosa, Government Representative – Ministra da Coesão Territorial / Minister for Territorial Cohesion, Portugal

 

09:30 – Panel 1 – Research & Innovation in Mineral Water – Scientific research applied to the industry

Chairman: Maria Lourdes Mourelle Mosqueira (University of Vigo, Spain)

Invited Speakers

09:30 – Rosa Meijide Faílde (University of A Coruña, Spain)

09:45 – Mónica Dinis (Laboratoires Dermatologiques d’Uriage Portugal)

10:00 – Liliana Campos (Laboratoires Dermatologiques d’Uriage Portugal) – waiting confirmation

10:15 – Ása Brynjólfsdóttir (Blue Lagoon, Iceland)

10:30 – Discussion

10:40 – Closing remarks – Isabel Ferreira (Government Representative – Secretária de Estado da Valorização do Interior / Secretary of State for the Development of Inland Improvement, Portugal)

 

11:00 – Panel 2 – Therapeutic Use of Mineral Water: research and evidence based practices

Chairman: Pedro Cantista (International Society for Medical Hydrology and Climatology)

Invited Speakers

11:00 – Francisco Maraver (Sociedad Española de Hidrologia Médica – Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

11:15 – Luís Taborda Barata (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)

11:30 – Antonella Fioravanti (International Society of Medical Hidrology and Climatology – ISMH, Italy)

11:45 – Marco Vitale (Fondazione per la Ricerca Scientifica Termale – FoRST, Italy)

12:00 – Christian-François Roques (Association Française pour la Recherche Thermale – AFRETh, France)

12:15 – Discussion

12:25 – Closing remarks – João Sobrinho Teixeira – Government representative – Secretário de
Estado da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior / Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher
Education, Portugal

 

12:45 – Lunch

 

14:30 – Panel 3 – Digital Transformation of the Mineral Water Sector

Chairman: Manuel Baltar (European Historic Thermal Towns Association – EHTTA)

Invited Speakers

14:30 – Jorge Pereira (Joyn Group, Portugal)

14:45 – Filipa Maria Cardoso (Turismo de Portugal, Portugal)

15:00 – Rita Pascoal (Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia de Portugal -DGEG, Portugal)

15:15 – Maximino Bessa (MASSIVE VR Laboratory – INESC TEC, Portugal)

15:30 – Susana Ribeiro (Turismo Porto e Norte, Portugal)

15:45 – Discussion          

15:55 – Closing remarks – Rita Marques (Government Representative – Secretária de Estado do Turismo / Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal)

 

16:15 – Panel 4 – Geothermal Energy for Sustainable Development

Chairman: José Martins de Carvalho (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal)

Invited Speakers

16:15 – Manuel Antunes da Silva (Consultant in Geology and Water Sommelier, Portugal)

16:30 – António Peixoto Franco (Eletricidade dos Açores – EDA, Açores, Portugal)

16:45 – Miklos Antics (European Geothermal Energy Council – EGEC, Belgium)

17:00 – Joaquim Esteves (Empresa Municipal de Gestão de Equipamentos do Município de Chaves, Portugal)

17:15 – Discussion

 

17:25 – Closing Session

Manuel Heitor – Government Representative – Ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior / Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

 

June 19th (Saturday) – Location: Solverde – Hotel Casino Chaves

 

09:00 – Opening and Welcome Coffee

09:15 – Roundtable Discussion – Integration of thermalism in the health service (education, legislation, clinical aspects, and patients’ pathways)

Chairman: Pedro Cantista (Sociedade Portuguesa de Hidrologia Médica e Climatologia – Portugal / International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology – ISHM)

    • Francisco Maraver (Sociedad Española de Hidrologia Médica – Universidade Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
    • Gisèle Kanny (Société Française de Médecine Thermale, France)
    • Marco Vitale (Fondazione per la Ricerca Scientifica Termale – FoRST, Italy)
    • Jacek Chojnowski (Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine, Poland)
    • Claude-Eugéne Bouvier (Conseil National des Exploitants ThermauxCNETh, France)
    • Mássimo Boaron (World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy – FEMTEC, Italy)
    • Müfit Zeki Karagülle (Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University)
    • Tamás Bender (Buda Hospital of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God, Hungary)

11:15 – Closing remarks: Frederico Teixeira (Comissão de Avaliação Técnica da Direção Geral de Saúde – área da Hidrologia Médica, Portugal)

 

11:30 – AQUANET – European Mineral Water Research, Innovation and Valorisation Network

What is AQUANET?

AQUANET – European Mineral Water Research, Innovation and Valorisation Network is a collaborative partnership, established at European level, between some of the most relevant stakeholders of mineral water. This network is focused on triggering and conducting top level research, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer on mineral water and the directly inherent scopes.

AQUANET Mission

AQUANET is devoted to implement cutting edge scientific research in order to be internationally recognized as a network of experts on mineral water that has a powerful and cooperative ability to foster innovation and the development of novel solutions and uses for the referred natural resource. By combining a multidisciplinary group of members – from Thermal SPAs and Associations, to Research & Innovation Centres, to Natural Mineral Water Companies, to Medical Hydrology Societies, to Geothermal Energy Companies and to Digital Transformation Consulting Agencies – the AQUANET is able to develop both theoretical and practical research activities and to establish thematic partnerships no apply for funding, to solve specific issues, and to idealize potential future usages of mineral water.

Chairman: Pedro Cantista (International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology)

    • Massimo Boaron (FEMTEC – World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy, Italy)
    • Christian-François Roques (AFRETh – Association Française pour la Recherche Thermale, France)
    • Marco Vitale (FoRST – Fondazione per la Ricerca Termale, Italy)
    • Claude-Eugéne Bouvier (Conseil National des Exploitants ThermauxCNETh, France)
    • Gerardo Fidalgo (Eurocidade Chaves-Verin, Portugal)
    • Manuel Baltar (European Historic Thermal Towns Association – EHTTA)
    • Ása Brynjólfsdóttir (Blue Lagoon, Iceland)
    • Müfit Zeki Karagülle (Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University)
    • Tamás Bender (Buda Hospital of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God, Hungary)
    • Universidad de Vigo (Spain)
    • Francisco Maraver (Sociedad Española de Hidrologia Médica – Universidade Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
    • Institut du Thermalisme de l’Université de Bordeaux, Campus Santé Dax (France)
    • AquaValor (Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Portugal)
    • Victor Leal (Portuguese SPA Association, Portugal)

 

11:50 – Honourable mention to Professor Pedro Cantista

For the 100 years of ISMH, it will be awarded an Honourable mention by Secretary of State for the Development of Inland Improvement Isabel Ferreira to president of ISMH, Professor Pedro Cantista.

 

12:00 – Closing Session

Fernando Queiroga, AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água – Associação, (Portugal)

António Lacerda Sales, (Government Representative – Secretário de Estado Adjunto e da Saúde / Deputy Secretary for Health, Portugal)

 

12:30 – Lunch

 

14:00 – Recreational activities

 

 

 

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Detalhes

Início:
Junho 18
Fim:
Junho 19
Custo:
Gratuito
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Site:
https://aquavalor.pt/aquaforum

Organizadores

AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água
Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alto Tâmega
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
International Society of Medical Hidrology and Climatology
Associação de Termas de Portugal

Local

Vidago Palace Hotel
Parque de Vidago, Apartado 16
Vidago, Vidago 5425-307 Portugal
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Telefone:
(+351) 276 990 920
Site:
https://vidagopalace.com