Scientific Plan

The Institute's lines of research are always directly related to water. Some of them are listed below:

·       Environmental economics

·         Social and cultural issues

·         Legal institutions,  instruments and techniques

·         Meteorology/Climatology

·         Soil science/Irrigation water

·         Water ecology and biology

·         Aquatic environment

·         Water quality

·         Health aspects

·         Groundwater/Hydrogeology

·         Water supply

·         Treatment and reuse of waste water and sewage

·         Resource management

·         Socioeconomics and water use

Among these topics, the following lines of research should be highlighted:

·         Water quality (physical, chemical, and biological)

·         Health aspects of water

·         Legal issues in water

·         Economic instruments of environmental policy and legislation on water requirements

·         Biodiversity of freshwater environment

·         Advanced treatment technologies for wastewaters

·         Climate change (variability and associated risk)

        ·         Analysis of hydro – meteorological risks, social aspects and communication