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By Biocat

The twelfth edition of AquaConSoil, the top European congress on groundwater-soil-systems and water resource management, will be held in Barcelona from 16 to 19 April 2013. The program of conferences will focus on water management in arid and semi-arid zones, as experts consider this a key topic for Mediterranean countries, and will incorporate topics related to technological land usage like geothermic energy, capturing and storing CO2 and green engineering related to urban environments.

AquaConSoil is organized by the HelmHoltz Center for Environmental Research in Germany and Deltares of the Netherlands, along with the Catalan Waste Agency, IRTA-GIRO and the University of Barcelona. It receives support from the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council. Biocat is one of the collaborating bodies.

During the congress, six breakout sessions will be held each day, with more than 360 lectures, an exhibition of 200 posters, five scheduled technical visits and a trade fair area with booths from companies and organizations in the sector. Approximately 1,000 delegates are expected to attend from all over the world, mainly research centers, governmental organizations, the chemical and environmental industries, consultancies and environmental engineers.

The call for abstracts is now open, deadline 31 July 2012.

Barcelona has a large concentration of top-notch research centers and companies in the field of environmental and energy management and technology in land and water use. AquaConSoil 2013 will be an opportunity for the industrial sector to network and present their services to the sector in Europe and abroad, while at the same time providing great opportunities to establish synergies between the business and research sectors.

For more information on the potential of biotechnology in waste treatment, we recommend this document published on by ACC1Ó.

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