Flow Path 2023

Third Announcement

The Italian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) is pleased to invite you to the 6th Edition of FLOWPATH, the National Meeting on Hydrogeology. Following the tradition of the previous editions of FLOWPATH, the conference will be an opportunity for hydrogeologists and professionals to exchange ideas and discuss different issues on groundwater resources.

Conference Objectives

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To ensure that hydrogeology can play an important role in supporting the development of groundwater management and protection policies;

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To strengthen knowledge and research initiatives on emerging challenges to the groundwater environment

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To update all the stakeholders, researchers and professionals on recent challenges in the hydrogeological sciences;

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To encourage researchers, professionals and administrators to contribute to the improvement of a sustainable water resources management;

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To highlight research initiatives undertaken in the Maltese islands, and improve technical cooperation between Maltese and Italian hydrogeologists.

The participation to the conference will provide professional credits (“crediti formativi”) to participants.

 

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Instructions for Authors

Oral Presentations: The presentation slides must be in English.  Presentations must be in 16/9 format, in PPT, PPTX or PDF.  The delivery of the presentations should be undertaken in English or Italian.  Given the international nature of this edition of FLOWPATH – delivery in English would be highly appreciated.

Speakers have to upload their presentation files (title format: session number_speaker’s surname) at the Slide Centre (at the registration desk at the Conference Venue) at any time but strictly before the start of their respective session.

Speakers will have a maximum of 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for questions and discussions.  Key-note speakers shall have a maximum of 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

The FLOWPATH template of presentation can be downloaded from here.

Posters: The posters must be in English and printed by the authors in a vertical format (85cm by 119 cm) following the design template of the conference.  Link to download the design template.

The posters need to be set in the poster area, according to the indications provided on the exhibition boards.  The area reserved for each poster will be clearly marked with the registration code of the respective poster.

The posters are to remain on display throughout the two days of the conference.

Poster Authors are to attend the Ice-Breaking session on Thursday 14th June (between 18:00 and 20:00) which will be held at the Poster Area and which will provide an opportunity for informal discussions on the subjects being presented by the posters.

Agenda

An outline of the agenda can be viewed here

The detailed agenda of the conference can be viewed here

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Ħaġar Qim Neolithic Temple – Image Courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority

Abstracts

Flowpath2023 received 90 abstracts and all these abstracts undergone a rigorous peer-review process by the Scientific Committee members and were assigned oral or poster presentations.  The Authors involved come from Universities, Public Bodies and Private Companies from Italy and Malta, as well as other countries.

Publication of Abstracts

The Abstracts Volume is available for download.

Conference Venue and Accomodation

 Corinthia St George’s Bay Hotel, is a stylish and contemporary hotel situated at the tip of a peninsula in a tranquil area, at the edge of the Mediterranean. The resort is just a short journey from Valletta and a five-minute walk from the sandy beach of St George’s Bay. The surrounding area offers various hotel options, all within walking distance from St. George’s Bay Hotel, as well as restaurants, coffee shops and a unique seafront ideal for a walk or jog.

The Conference will be held on the second floor, at the Cettina de Cesare Hall.

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How to Get to the Venue

By Taxi

Taxis at the Malta International Airport are frequent and widely available. A taxi stand can be found upon arrival, at the Airport arrivals lounge. No pre-booking is required. More information can be found here . The journey by car from MIA to St. Julians takes approximately 30 – 40 minutes (10 km).

Apart from local taxis, there is also the availability of other private transfers, such as Bolt, Uber and eCabs. Download their application and input your journey details to get an estimate on price and time. The duration of your journey will vary depending on the time you land in Malta, due to traffic

By Taxi

Taxis at the Malta International Airport are frequent and widely available. A taxi stand can be found upon arrival, at the Airport arrivals lounge. No pre-booking is required. More information can be found here . The journey by car from MIA to St. Julians takes approximately 30 – 40 minutes (10 km).

Apart from local taxis, there is also the availability of other private transfers, such as Bolt, Uber and eCabs. Download their application and input your journey details to get an estimate on price and time. The duration of your journey will vary depending on the time you land in Malta, due to traffic

By Public Transport:

From the Airport bus stop Airport 2, get on TD2 San Giljan, and get down at the last stop – San Giljan. For more information on tickets and schedule, visit here

Please note, that infrastructural work is currently ongoing around Malta International Airport. Expect traffic and delays in your journey duration. When heading back to MIA for your flight out of the country, make sure to plan to arrive at the airport 2 hours in advance.

Events

Ice Breaker

All registered participants are invited to an ice-breaking Poster Session which will be held on Wednesday 14th June between 18:00 and 20:00hrs at the Poster Area in the Conference Venue.  Further details will be provided from the Registration Desk.

Conference Dinner

All registered participants will be contacted by a contracted service provider who is organizing the conference dinner, to confirm their booking and about payment details.  The conference dinner will be held on Thursday 15th June.

Transport will be organized from the Conference Venue to the Restaurant, and back.   Further logistical details will be provided at the Registration Desk.

TECHNICAL SITE VISITS

The technical site visits will be held on Friday 16th June – morning.  All site visits will be concluded with a visit and guided tour of the Neolithic Temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, followed by an informal lunch.

Further logistical details will be provided at the Registration Point

Accomodation

St Julian’s offers many options to stay during the conference, and which are within walking distance of the Conference venue.  Participants should contact directly the accommodation venues to book their accommodation.

Sponsors

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Patrons

Associazione Acque Sotterranee

SGI (Società Geologica Italiana)

IGAG – CNR (Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria – Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche)

UNESCO (United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)

The conference contributes to the objectives of UNESCO IHP-IX (2022-2029)

AIGAA (Associacione Italiana di Geologia Appliocata e Ambientale)

IAEG Italian Group (International Association of Engineering Geology)

IRSA- CNR (Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque – Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche)

ISPRA

Organising Committee

Local Organization Committee

Energy and Water Agency: Chair: Manuel Sapiano, Members: Michael Schembri, Henry Debattista, Aaron Cutajar, Gilbert Gauci

IAH Italian Chapter

Luca Alberti (Polytechnic University of Milan), Stefania Da Pelo (University of Cagliari), Giovanna De Filippis (AECOM URS Italy), Diego Di Curzio (Delft University of Technology), Giovanni Forte (University of Naples), Manuela Lasagna (University of Turin), Marco Petitta (Sapienza University of Rome), Vincenzo Piscopo (University of Tuscia), Preziosi Elisabetta (IRSA-CNR Italy), Marco Rotiroti (Bicocca University of Milan), Sergio Rusi (University of Chieti-Pescara), Glenda Taddia (Polytechnic University of Turin), Alberto Tazioli (Polytechnic University of Marche), Riccardo Torri (EG Team), Daniela Valigi (University of Perugia), Valentina Vincenzi (Vincenzi Consultancies)

Scientific Committee

Claudio Arras, Chiara Calligaris, Maria Chiara Caschetto, Nicolò Colombani, Lucio Di Matteo, Daniela Ducci, Maria Filippini, Francesca Lotti, Massimo Marchesi, Marco Masetti, Daniele Parrone, Emma Petrella, Leonardo Piccinini, Maurizio Polemio, Pietro Rizzo, Rudy Rossetto, Chiara Sbarbati, Stefania Stevenazzi

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