Universidad de Málaga Cehiuma Instituto geológico y minero de España
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RHYMA 2021/2022
Eurokarst 2022
SIAGA 2015

Academic background
Technical advising
Water analysis laboratory
International relations
Scientific output
IGME Partnership Associate
CSIC Partnership Associate
UNESCO GTE Project513
Hydrogeological Atlas of
Master on Water Resources and Environment - RHYMA
Congress - Session
Geology Competition


Centre of Hydrogeology


Previous Research Projects


1) Vulnerability to contamination and protection areas

Project CGL2012-32590 of DGICYT: Research by joint use of natural and artificial tracers to characterize the hydrogeology and groundwater protection in karstic aquifers.

Work Site:: Serranía de Ronda, Alta Cadena

Panorama of the Alta Cadena
Villanueva del Rosario spring
High side of Sierra del Jarastepar
Spring of the Pozancón (Alpandeire)

Project PROTEKARST (Public Works Agency of Andalusia): Development of a methodology for the protection of karst regions in relation to infrastructures and other human activities.

2) Hydrology of wetlands.

Projects of Excellence of Junta of Andalusia:

MRI-6895 Hydrogeology of evaporite karst aquifers. Relationship with the genesis, operation and management of wetlands in Andalusia and associated saline seep.

RNM-8087 Hydrogeological characterization of saline wetlands and water springs associated with evaporite karst aquifers of Andalusia, for the proper management of its hydro-bio-geo-diversity and natural heritage.

Work site: outcrops of evaporitic Triassic clayey materials of the northern province of Malaga, south of the province of Cordoba and Jaen.

Saline spring de Meliones
Rincón del Muerto
Honda de Alcaudete Lagoon
Saline spring on evaporite materials of southern Cordoba

3) Water resources

EU Horizon 2020-SC5-2014 SWOS 642088: Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service

Project DOM/7/003: Obtaining water balance estimates of the Los Haitises catchment area (Dominican Republic) as key information for the establishment of a water management programme ensuring the supply of safe freshwater. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) & Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI) –República Dominicana

Water source of Los Haitises aquifer
Comatillo river. Los Haitises aquifer

Tropical karst. Los Haitises aquifer

Project CPR-F33020 (International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA): Interaction groundwater-rivera in the Mediterranean water basin of Velez river (South Spain)

Río Vélez basin
Alluvial aquifer of Río Vélez

Project DIKTAS: Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System. United Nations Development Programme-Global Environment Facility, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (Introducing DIKTAS, Poster prepared for the ISARM 2010 conference )

Staff of DIKTAS project


Ombla spring

Project on Groundwater Governance - A Global Framework for Action (Global Environment Facility –GEF-, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations –FAO-, UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme –UNESCO-IHP-, International Association of Hydrologists –IAH- and World Bank)

Project IGCP/SIDA 598 UNESCO: Environmental Change and Sustainability in Karst Systems (http://igcpkarst.com/).

  • Researchers: Zhang Cheng(China), Augusto Auler (Brasil), Jiang Yongjun (China), Martin Knez (Eslovenia), Bartolomé Andreo Navarro (España) Yuan Daoxian (China), Chris Groves (USA) and Ezat Raeisi from Shiraz (Irán)
  • Number of participants: Researchers from 37 countries

Karstic modelling of Torcal de Antequera (ruiniform lapies)

Campus EAgUa for Sustainable Management of Water Resources. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Cross-border Cooperation Programme, 2012-2013.

EAgUa Course: Sustainable management of water resources

http://www.campuseagua.es http://www.centa.es/centa.php/noticiaHome/308.html

4) Water Pollution

Project COST Action ES0806: Stable isotopes in biosphere-atmosphere-earth system research (SIBAE).

Hydrogeologic Characterization of MSW Landfill in the province of Malaga. Dr. Iñaki Vadillo Perez and Dr. Mario Chica Olmo (University of Granada)

Work site : Pronvince of Málaga

5) Hydrochemical, isotopic and environmental studies (present-day subterranean climatology, palaeoclimatology and palaeohydrology) in karstc cavities

Projects with the Nerja Cave Foundation: Hydrogeological study of infiltration in the Cave of Nerja and CO2 in the surroundings of the cavity.

Work site: Nerja Cave

View of the surroundings of the Nerja Cave (Photo: C. Sanz de Galdeano)

View of the interior of the Nerja Cave (Photo: A. Sanchidrián)

6) Infrastructure projects. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Project UNMA08-1E-002. 2008-2011: Laboratory Equipment for the Center of Hydrogeology at the University of Málaga. Call for scientific and technological infrastructure.

Project UNMA10-1E-1117: Laboratory Equipment for the Center of Hydrogeology at the University of Málaga for the analysis of radioisotopes in water. Call for scientific and technological infrastructure 2010-2011. 2012-2013.

Proyecto UNMA13-1E-2374: Equipamiento para determinaciones analíticas en muestras de agua mediante cromatografía iónica de cationes, valoración potenciométrica de la alcalinidad y contador de actividad de 222Rn en aguas. Convocatoria de Infraestructura científico-técnica 2013.



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