The sustainable use of water and the promotion of scientific vocations were the objectives of the program presented today by the

Today, the University of Salamanca, through the Center of Research and Technological Development of Water (CIDTA), presented the project ‘A scientific environment: Environmental outreach and promotion of scientific vocations through the environment’, whose objective is to convey to the students of Salamanca the importance of water and the scientific projects that are carried out about this vital resource.

To this end, a variety of activities were held throughout the week at the Cultural Center of Caja Espana Duero, targeting primary, secondary, upper secondary and vocational students.

It is very interesting to be a part of these initiatives aimed at young students of different ages not only because it helps them to see the importance of water and its rational use, but also because they can see scientific projects that are carried out at CIDTA about this most basic resource, which may lead to the involvement of these young people in similar scientific projects in the future.

This initiative is related to World Water Day, which will be celebrated next 22 March. The events are sponsored by the UN through its organization UN-Water, which aims to highlight the importance of water in its social dimension, its ability to generate well-being or misery, and the impact of its work.




Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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