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MEMOLA takes part in the XIV Congress of the European Society for Agronomy

UCO and UGR took part in the XIV Congress of the European Society for Agronomy, focused on Growing Landscapes – Cultivating innovative agricultural systems, held this year in Edinburg from the 5th to the 9th of September.

Specifically, they presented a poster titled Potential impacts of Water Framework Directive on the enviromental services associated with historical irrigation systems: a case study from Southern Spain in "Session 8: Landscape management for food and ecosystem services".

You can downlaod the full resolution poster in our Resources section.

Summer course "to revalue the historical irrigation systems as part of our future"

Yesterday the University of Granada and Arqueoandalusi participated in the summer course "to revalue the historical irrigation systems as part of our future" by International University of Andalucia.

Workshop cultural landscapes in the Mediterranean regions of mountain

MEMOLA project will organise the Workshop "cultural landscapes in the Mediterranean regions of mountain"

Presentation of the educative video "hydraulic mills of Calatafimi Segesta (Sicily)"

The 1st of July the University of Granada and Arqueoandalusi presented the educative video "Hydraulic mills of Calatafimi Segesta (Sicily)" at the Conference Hall of the village. 

Seminar The traditional irrigation channel

MEMOLA project with the University of Granada and the University of Cordoba will participate in the seminar "the traditional irrigation channel" in Benamaurel (Granada, Spain).

J. Francisco Ruiz Ruiz will present "Water, irrigation systems and irrigators communities" and Margarita García Vila will present "the management of the landscape to produce food and environmental services"

UNIPA participated in the workshop "Climate change and vegetation in mediterranean mountains"

Giuseppe Bazan, from the University of Palermo, participates at the workshop "Climate change and vegetation in mediterranean mountains", organised by the Italian Botanic Society in Pollino national park, from the 23rd to the 26th of June. Several Italian researchers will debate in the field about ecology, mountainous vegetation and their management. The workshop will be a place to discuss and transmit to the Italian botanic scientific community new interdisciplinary approaches carried out by MEMOLA project in landscape study.

UNIPA participated at the National Urbanists Conference at Catania (Sicily)

MEMOLA research activities have been presented yesterday at the National Urbanists Conference at Catania (Sicily). We spoke about Bio-cultural landscapes and the foundamental role that traditional irrigation systems can play to stimulate new models of sustainable grow and innovative regeneration of the landscapes based on their natural resources, historical and cultural.

It has also been a good chance to illustrate and discuss with urbanists the recent Water Policy Brief.

Presentation the educational video "Water mills of Calatafimi Segesta"

Next 1st of July the University of Granada and Arqueoandalusi will present the educational video about the water mills in Calatafimi Segesta (Sicily, Italy)

UNIPA team has attended the 2016 ESSC International Conference

UNiPA team has attended the 2016 ESSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "SOIL - OUR COMMON FUTURE” in CLUJ-NAPOCA (ROMANIA) on last JUNE 15-18, 2016. "Soils, past landscapes and cultural heritage: phytoliths as indicators of ancient crops” was the the title of the oral communication presented at the Conference. Recent findings on crop cultivated during the Islamic period in Sicily were discussed and the importance of the soils’ cultural value was stressed. Giuseppe Lo Papa concluded the presentation highlighting the cultural importance of the human migrations in the Sicilian agricultural heritage, also wishing, on behalf of the MEMOLA project Team, that recent migrations could continue to leave positive footprints in the soil rather than in the Mediterranean Sea floor.

The impact of ‪european‬ ‪water‬ ‪policy‬ on ‪historical‬ ‪irrigation‬ systems

The University of Cordoba, The University of Granada and Arqueoandalusi organize the seminar The impact of ‪european‬ ‪water‬ ‪policy‬ on ‪historical‬ ‪irrigation‬ systems" with the collaboration the Andalusian Institute of Agricultual and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA) and the assocaiton of Traditonal and Historical Irrigators Communities .

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