The UIB organizes the lectures Surface Water from Four Cardinal Points

cartell aigua superficialThe scientific dissemination activities Our Daily Science reaches the second block of lectures: Surface Water from Four cardinal Points. This block is part of the annual cultural program of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). The activity is organized by the Cultural Activities Service of the UIB. It aims to put citizens in contact with several fields of knowledge and raise awareness about how our everyday environment can be subject to scientific research.The presence of streams in the Balearic Islands has shaped the landscape and has determined how people have used freshwater.


  • February 15, 2012. Water resources in the Balearic Islands I: water availability, by Cels Garcia, from the Earth Sciences Department at the university. The presentation will describe the general characteristics of the surface circulation of water in the Balearic Islands. Streams, ravines, creeks and watercourses, as elements that have shaped the landscape and as a water resource.
  • February 22, 2012. Water resources in the Balearic Islands II: the waters dominated by Joan Estrany, from the Earth Sciences Department at the university. Estrany will analyze the main water landscapes in the Balearic Islands, with special attention to drainage systems present in many cultivated lands, which often go unnoticed. He will explain the analysis methods of these peculiar water systems.
  • February 29, 2012. Water resources in Balearic Islands III: rampaging waters, by Miquel Grimalt, from the Earth Sciences Department at the university. At the conference, Dr. Grimalt will characterize the floods in the major waterways of the Balearic Islands. In addition, Grimalt will analyze the causes of its genesis and he will quantify associated peak flows and will describe the most striking examples, both historical and contemporary.
  • March 7, 2012. Water resources in Balearic Islands IV: dreaded waters, by Álvaro Sanz, from the Earth Sciences Department at the university. The perception of the territory marks our life experiences and influences, and it is influenced by the relationship we have with it. In the recent cultural transformation of the territory of the Balearic Islands, the hydrological risk perception has changed due to damage that rivers and landslides have inflicted on the population and its infrastructures, which has resulted in an increase in situational fear rather than on the application of preventive measures within a security cultural framework.


All conferences will be held at 7 pm in the auditorium of the building Sa Riera, located on 2, Miquel dels Sants Oliver Street, Palma. The event is free and open access.

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