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TÍTLE:Enhancing degradation and risk management of emerging organic compounds in managed aquifer recharge systems by means of chaotic advection.

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: CGL2015-69768-R
  • Amount total: 179.080€
  • Duration: 01/01/2016-31/12/2017
  • Investigator in charge: Daniel Fernández García


Managed Artificial Recharge of aquifers (MAR) has been well established as a technology capable of increasing the water resources storage by enhancing the transfer of water from the ground surface to the underlying aquifer. Moreover, by properly managing the presence of labile organic carbon, MAR can improve the quality of the mix of recharged and regional groundwater through the enhancing of reduction-oxidation processes along the infiltration path and in the mixing area. Besides traditional pollutants, Emerging Organic Compounds (EOCs) have been routinely detected in the recharging water. These compounds are associated with pharmaceutical and personal care products as well as industrial compounds or pesticides. Importantly, this type of contamination typically consists of a complex mixture of compounds, each one having a different degradation behavior for a given redox state. In this context, it is necessary to carefully examine the danger of damaging an aquifer water quality by recharging water containing pollutants (including EOCs). This is done by properly assessing the risk to sensitive locations. INDEMNE investigates a new strategy aimed to reduce the risk to human health and ecosystems posed by EOCs in MAR operations. The proposal contends that an engineering sequence of injections and extractions in the aquifer during MAR operations will increase the contact between the recharging solution and the groundwater, enhancing mixing and promoting the formation of a broad redox zonation capable to effectively degrade complex mixtures of EOCs. To achieve this, INDEMNE investigates fundamental processes taking place over multiple scales and develops methods and tools to assess the risk posed by these contaminants during MAR operations. First, fundamental processes aimed at characterizing the hydro-biochemical processes governing the fate and transport of EOCs in aquifers will be investigated. In the laboratory, column experiments will be used to analyze processes at the microscale. The upscaling of processes will be examined by means of intermediate-scale tanks with reconstructed aquifers. This will allow analyzing the benefits of sequences of injections and extractions under laboratory controlled conditions. Finally, INDEMNE will take advantage of an already equipped field site to assess the new technology in situ. Experimental data will feed mathematical developments and numerical methods aimed at properly representing hydro-biochemical process of EOCs into reactive transport models. These models will be incorporated into a new risk-based data driven methodologies that will help decision makers to develop strategies that will minimize the involved risks to society and environment as well as to reduce the corresponding uncertainties through data acquisition campaigns. This risk-based framework will allow identifying key factors controlling the risk posed by EOCs and will help analyzing the benefits of installing a pre-defined optimized sequence of injections and extractions during MAR operations. These risk-based tools will be ultimately applied to improve the design of a MAR system in the Llobregat Valley.


  • Financing entity: MICINN. INICIATIVA INTERNACIONAL: Water JPI - WaterWorks 2014
  • Reference: PCIN-2015-239.
  • Amount total: 110.000€
  • Duration: 01/01/2016-31/12/2018
  • Investigator in charge: Francisco Javier Sánchez Vila

Water is essential for life, not only for direct consumption, but also for sanitary requirements, and for agricultural and industrial production. Pure drinking water is a limited resource and its demand to supply ratio is increasing globally due to population growth, increased wealth, and climate change. Development of efficient, sustainable and cost-effective techniques for water purification and reuse is therefore urgent. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), or Artificial Recharge, is an often used technique to replenish exploited aquifers. Water of insufficient quality for drinking is infiltrated via basins or surface spreading through soils and aquifer sediments thereby improving its quality. Although managed recharge has been used for decades, the technique is often operated as a black box without knowledge of the microorganisms and the metabolic processes and pathways involved. ACWAPUR aims at developing innovative techniques, steering tools and management guidelines to prevent leaching of pathogens, inorganic nutrients and organic pollutants to underlying aquifers during artificial recharge processes. This will be achieved by the construction of advanced treatment barriers with a porosity that prevent leaching of pathogens and at the same time provide optimal conditions for microbial degradation processes. The barriers will consist of organic layers which, on the one hand, promote sorption of organic pollutants and, on the other hand, facilitate the creation of different redox conditions, to accelerate both aerobic and anaerobic degradation processes. Novel steering tools envisaged include : 1) stimulation of ammonium oxidizing bacteria which are known to facilitate co-metabolic degradation of contaminants; 2) supply of specific degrading bacteria or nutrients to treatment membranes; 3) addition of easily degradable organic carbon to facilitate nitrogen removal by denitrification; 4) coating of membrane sediments by e.g. iron oxides to facilitate adhesion of pathogenic bacteria; and 5) introduction of submerged plants to prevent clogging and supply organic carbon. In addition to bringing considerable advances to water treatment biotechnology, the main outcome of ACWAPUR will be prototype barrier systems, steering tools and management guidelines ready for commercialization and implementation in a number of MAR applications.
In this context, the participation of the spanish teams involves (1) the reconditioning of the heavily instrumented basin at Sant Vicenç dels Horts, near Barcelona, to test the above steering tools; (2) the monitoring of microorganisms mediated, redox dependent, degradation reactions, (3) the development of new model concepts to simulate localization (i.e., the occurrence of local micro environments favoring reactions that would not occur in a well mixed porous medium), and (4) the actual implementation and application of these concepts to column experiments and recharge field-scale basins.

 TITLE: WatEr NEEDs: availability, quality and sustainability

  • Financing entity: MICINN. INICIATIVA INTERNACIONAL: Water JPI - WaterWorks 2014
  • Reference: PCIN-2015-248.
  • Amount total: 110.000€
  • Duration: 01/01/2016-31/12/2017
  • Investigator in charger: Daniel Fernández García


Groundwater (GW) is a major source of water supply in Europe. This important natural resource is endangered by several factors, such as over-exploitation, improper water management policies, and pollution by anthropogenic activities. Ignoring the consequences of GW depletion and quality deterioration is the foundation on which unsustainable water policies are built. The goal of WE-NEED is to develop new management strategies to sustainably exploit two common GW resources: pumping wells used to supply drinking water, and natural springs employed for crop irrigation. Three main topics are explored in WE-NEED, tackled by a consortium involving institutions from 4 different countries: (i) building conceptual models at the basin scale to describe ground- and surface- waters interactions, dealing with very different spatial and temporal scales; (ii) characterizing the fate of emerging organic compounds (EOCs) in aquifers and the way they may threaten groundwater quality; and (iii) quantifying the effect of multiple sources of uncertainty on sustainable management and protection of the groundwater bodies.

Our individual proposal (UPC, Hydrogeology Group) involves the last two items. On one hand, we are interested in the fate of EOCs present in subsurface water bodies. While the transport of reactive solutes is a topic heavily addressed in the literature, little is known about the actual link between degradation of EOCs linked to given redox conditions and under the presence of bacteria catalysing reactions. The resulting heavily non-linear system of equations (based upon mass balance considerations) must be first formulated, and then solved numerically. We propose novel methodologies based on particle tracking to solve the latter. For this purpose, new numerical developments must be done, since the existing methods cannot deal with complex non-linear reactions.

The second main topic is the evaluation of risk associated to given hydrogeological practices related to water extraction (in wells or springs). Risk analysis should be based on assessing exposure of a living organism to concentrations of EOCs, combined with ecotoxicological studies. Because geological media are ubiquitously heterogeneous and exhibit spatial variations on a multiplicity of scales, prediction of subsurface flow and transport, and their interactions with surface processes, are formidable challenges. The study will be extended to couple chemical with biological processes, evaluating the dynamics of biomass and biofilm evolution, aiming at understanding the local processes and properly upscaling them. Quantification of risk should then be tackled within a Probabilistic Risk Assessment framework, involving multidisciplinarity by combining natural, earth, and social sciences. The key output of the research will be a decision-making tool for the sustainable use of water for civil, agricultural and industrial activities, accounting for health hazards.

We will ground the development of our techniques on observations associated with two currently monitored field sites located in Italy. These sites are archetypal of two distinct realities of the trinomial WATER-FOOD-ENERGY, in one of the sites adding a fourth item, CULTURAL HERITAGE, and can be considered representative of diverse environmental settings and conditions of Europe-wide interest.


Decade 2010

Title: Estabilidad de elementos trazas en precipitados de drenajes acidos de mina: usos potenciales e implicaciones

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: CGL2013-48460-C2-2-R
  • Amount total: 116.160 Euros
  • Duration: 01/01/2014 al 31/12/2016
  • Investigator in charge: Carlos Ayora Ibañez

Title: Mixing and dispersion in the transport of energy and solutesMixing and dispersion in the transport of energy and solutes

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: CGL2013-48869-C2-1-R y CGL2013-48869-C2-2-R
  • Amount total: 153.670 Euros (CSIC)
  • Amount total: 121.000 Euros (UPC)
  • Duration: 01/01/2014 al 31/12/2016
  • Investigator in charge CSIC: Jesús Carrera (Coordinador)
  • Investigator in charge UPC: Maarten Saaltink
  • Coordinated project: UPC-CSIC


Reactive solute transport is essential for many fluid flow problems, including groundwater, which is the focus of this proposal. The physical and chemical heterogeneity of natural permeable media cause the classical Fickian approaches (Advection Dispersion Equation, ADE) to fail. The basic problem of the ADE is that it equates dispersion (i.e., spreading: rate of growth of solute plumes volumes) and mixing (i.e., dilution: the rate of dissipation of concentration variability). The latter is especially important because it controls the rate of many chemical reactions, by controlling the rate at which reactants mix and reach reacting surfaces. Dispersion and mixing are intimately linked, but are different processes. We have worked in recent years in non-Fickian approaches (MRMT, CTRW, amongst others) to overcome the limitations of the ADE. Some success has been reached for conservative transport dispersion, but reactive transport advances have been much more modest.

Our objective here is three-fold. First, we propose to advance in non-local formulations for transport to the point of making them applicable to real problems. Second, we propose applying those advances to groundwater heat exchangers, where we conjecture that local dissipation is controlled by thermal conductivity while thermal plume size is controlled by dispersion. Third, we propose applying these advances also to the geochemical processes in the fresh- salt- water interface of coastal aquifers, where we conjecture that mixing, rather than dispersion, controls dissolution-precipitation and cation exchange reactions. The latter are especially relevant for evaluating submarine groundwater discharge into the sea, which is currently assessed from the radium flux. This flux may be controlled by desorption in the mixing zone, which we hope to represent more accurately with the proposed approach.

To test the theory we will perform a set of novel laboratory experiments to evaluate simultaneously dispersion and mixing. Dispersion will be evaluated from conservative tracer tests, while mixing will be evaluated from the rate of cation exchange and dissolution-precipitation fast reactions. In parallel, similar novel field experiments will be performed at the Argentona coastal site to (1) assess geochemical processes in the mixing zone, (2) evaluate submarine groundwater discharge both from in-shore and off-shore measurements, and (3) evaluate heat dissipation rates from heat exchangers under varying flow conditions. Field site activities include a number of novel experimental methods (downhole electrodes, coupled to optical fibre and heater, to monitor water flux in the mixing zone with high spatial resolution; heat and conservative and reactive tracer tests to assess simultaneously dispersion and mixing with varying Peclet numbers; etc.). These, together with code developments should generate commercial activity both in Spain and abroad.

Key Words

transport, mixing, dispersion, solutes, heat, reactions, coastal aquifer, seawater intrusion, submarine groundwater discharge, GIS



Title: Transient Flow Enhanced Aquifer Remediation (FEAR)

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: CGL2012-38120
  • Amount total: 73.000 Euros
  • Duration: 01/01/2013 al 31/12/2015
  • Investigator in charge: Daniel Fernández García


  1. Rahbaralam M., D Fernàndez-Garcia, X Sanchez-Vila (2015), Do we really need a large number of particles to simulate bimolecular reactive transport with random walk methods? A kernel density estimation approach, Journal of Computational Physics, 303, 95-104.
  2. Henri, C. V., and D. Fernàndez-Garcia (2015), A random walk solution for modeling solute transport with network reactions and multi-rate mass transfer in heterogeneous systems: Impact of biofilms, Advances in Water Resources, 86, 119-132.
  3. Siirila-Woodburn, E. R., D. Fernàndez-Garcia, and X. Sanchez-Vila (2015), Improving the accuracy of risk prediction from particle-based breakthrough curves reconstructed with kernel density estimators, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR016394.
  4. Henri, C. V., D. Fernàndez-Garcia, and F. P. J. Barros (2015), Probabilistic human health risk assessment of degradation-related chemical mixtures in heterogeneous aquifers: Risk statistics, hot spots, and preferential channels, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR016717.
  5. Fernàndez-Garcia, D., and X. Sanchez-Vila (2015), Mathematical equivalence between time-dependent single-rate and multirate mass transfer models, Water Resour. Res., 51, 3166–3180, doi:10.1002/2014WR016348.
  6. Freixa A., S. Rubol, A. Carles-Brangarí, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, A. Butturini, X. Sanchez-Vila, A.M. Romaní (2016), The effects of sediment depth and oxygen concentration on the use of organic matter: An experimental study using an infiltration sediment tank, Science of The Total Environment, 540, 20-31.
  7. Dutta T., A. Carles-Brangarí, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, S.Rubol, J. Tirado-Conde, X. Sanchez-Vila (2015), Vadose zone oxygen (O2) dynamics during drying and wetting cycles: An artificial recharge laboratory experiment, Journal of Hydrology, 527, 151-159.
  8. Siirila-Woodburn, E. R., X. Sanchez-Vila, and D. Fernàndez-Garcia (2015), On the formation of multiple local peaks in breakthrough curves, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR015840.
  9. Henri, C. V., and D. Fernàndez-Garcia (2014), Toward efficiency in heterogeneous multispecies reactive transport modeling: A particle-tracking solution for first-order network reactions, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014956.
  10. Rubol S, A Freixa, A Carles-Brangarí, D Fernàndez-Garcia, AM Romaní, X. Sanchez-vila (2014), Connecting bacterial colonization to physical and biochemical changes in a sand box infiltration experiment, Journal of Hydrology, 517, 317–327.
  11. Pedretti, D., D. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila, D. Bolster, and D. A. Benson (2014), Apparent directional mass-transfer capacity coefficients in three-dimensional anisotropic heterogeneous aquifers under radial convergent transport, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014578.
  12. V. Kumar, F. P.J. de Barros, M. Schuhmacher, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila et al. (2013), Dynamic interactions between hydrogeological and exposure parameters in daily dose prediction under uncertainty and temporal variability, J. Hazard. Mater. 263P (2013) 197– 206, http:// dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/ j.jhazmat.2013.08.036.
  13. F.P.J. de Barros, A. Guadagnini,  M. Riva, D. Fernàndez-Garcia,  X. Sanchez-Vila (2013), Controlling scaling metrics for improved characterization of well-head protection regions, Journal of Hydrology 494 (2013) 107–115.
  14. Sanchez-Vila X., S. Rubbol, A. Carles-Brangari, D. Fernàndez-Garcia (2013), An analytical solution to study substrate-microbial dynamics in soils, Advances in Water Resources, 54, 181-190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.advwatres. 2013.02.004.
  15. Pedretti D., D. Fernàndez-Garcia, D. Bolster, X. Sanchez-Vila (2013), On the formation of breakthrough curves tailing during convergent flow tracer tests in three-dimensional heterogeneous aquifers, Water Resour. Res., 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20330.
  16. Pedretti D. and D. Fernàndez-Garcia (2013), An automatic locally-adaptive method to estimate heavily-tailed breakthrough curves from particle distributions, Advances in Water Resources 59 (2013) 52–65.
  17. F.P.J. de Barros, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, D. Bolster, and X. Sanchez-Vila (2013), Estimating rebound concentrations for aquifer remediation and risk analysis, Water Resour. Res., 49, 1–14.

Title: Consolider Ingenio 2010. Assessing and predicting effects on water quantity and quality in Iberian rivers caused by global change (SCARCE)

  • Funding by: Micinn
  • Duration: Abril 2010 – Abril 2015
  • Grant amount: 255094 €
  • Investigator in charge: Xavier Sànchez-Vila

Title: Mejora del proceso de construcción de túneles incorporando información geológica e hidrogeológica en tiempo real

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: BIA2010 - 20244
  • Amount total: 112.409 Euros
  • Duration: Enero 2011 – Diciembre 2013
  • Investigator in charge: Enric Vàzquez

Title: Heterogeneity and Reactive Transport (HEART)

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: CGL2010-18450
  • Amount total: 97.000 Euros
  • Duration: Enero 2011 – Diciembre 2013
  • Investigator in charge: Maarten Saaltink


  1. P.K., Kang, M. Dentz, R. Juanes (2011), Phys. Rev. E, 83(3), 030101, 4 p., doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.030101
  2. P.K. Kang, M. Dentz, T. Le Borgne, J. Ruben (2011), Spatial Markov Model of Anomalous Transport Through Random Lattice Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107(18), 180602, 5 p., doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.180602
  3. Castro-Alcalá, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, J. Carrera, D. Bolster (2012) Visualization of Mixing Processes in a Heterogeneous Sand Box Aquifer, Environ. Sci. Technol., 46, 3228-3235, doi: dx.doi.org/10.1021/es201779p
  4. P. J. De Barros, M. Dentz, J. Koch, W. Nowak (2012), Flow topology and scalar mixing in spatially heterogeneous flow fields, Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L08404, doi: 10.1029/2012GL051302.
  5. Bolster, M. Dentz (2012), Anomalous dispersion in chemically heterogeneous media induced by long-range correlation, J. Fluid. Mech. 695, 366-389, doi: 10.1017/jfm.2012.25
  6. Tecklenburg, I. Neuweiler, M. Dentz, J. Carrera, S. Geiger, C. Abramowski and O. Silva (2013), A Non-Local Two-Phase Flow Model For Immiscible Displacement in Highly Heterogeneous Porous Media And Its Parameterization, Adv. Water Resour. 62, 475-487, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.05.012.
  7. Le Borgne, M. Dentz, E. Villermaux (2013), Stretching, coalescence and mixing in porous media, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 204501, doi 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.204501.
  8. Dentz, F. P. J. de Barros (2013), Dispersion Variance for Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media, Water Resour. Res., 49, 3443-3461, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20288.

Title: Mineral reaction kinetics in CO2 geological sequestration (Cinética de reacción mineral en el secuestro geológico de CO2).

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: CGL2010-20984-CO2-01
  • Amount total: 84.000 Euros
  • Duration: Enero 2011 – Diciembre 2013
  • Investigator in charge: Pep Soler

Title: 2009 SGR 1057

  • Funding by: AGAUR
  • Duration: Septiembre 2009-Septiembre 2013
  • Grant amount: 79040 euros
  • Investigator in charge: Xavier Sànchez-Vila

Title: Nuevo sistema de inyección de CO2 en formaciones salinas

  • Financing entity: MICINN
  • Reference: CGL2010-11362-E
  • Amount total: 49.000 Euros
  • Duration: 29-04-2011-28-04-2012
  • Investigator in charge: Jesús Carrera

Title: Riesgo Asociado a la Recarga Artifical de Acuíferos; una visión integrada suelo (RARA-AVIS)

  • Reference: CGL200911114
  • Funding by: Micinn
  • Duration: Enero 2010- Enero 2012
  • Grant amount: 65000 euros
  • Investigator in charge: Xavier Sànchez-Vila


  1. Sanchez‐Vila, D. Fernàndez‐Garcia and A. Guadagnini (2011) Interpretation of column experiments of transport of solutes undergoing an irreversible bimolecular reaction using a continuum approximation, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, VOL. 46, W12510, doi:10.1029/2010WR009539, 2010. 
  2. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila (2011) Optimal reconstruction of concentrations, gradients and reaction rates from particle distributions, J. CONTAMINANT HYDROLOGY, 120-121, 99–114. 
  3. F.P.J. de Barros, D. Bolster, X. Sanchez‐Vila and W. Nowak (2011) A divide and conquer approach to cope with uncertainty, human health risk, and decision making in contaminant hydrology, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, VOL. 47, W05508, doi:10.1029/2010WR009954, 2011. 
  4. Pedretti, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila, M. Barahona-Palomo, D. Bolster (2011) Combining physical-based models and satellite images for the spatio-temporal assessment of soil infiltration capacity, STOCH ENVIRON RES RISK ASSESS, DOI 10.1007/s00477-011-0486-4. 
  5. Jurado, F. De Gaspari, V. Vilarrasa, D. Bolster, X. Sanchez-Vila, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, D.M. Tartakovsky (2012) Probabilistic analysis of groundwater-related risks at subsurface excavation sites, ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 125, 35–44. 
  6. Fernàndez-Garcia, D. Bolster, X. Sanchez-Vila, D.M. Tartakovsky (2012) A Bayesian approach to integrate temporal data into probabilistic risk analysis of monitored NAPL remediation, ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES, 36, 108–120. 
  7. Pedretti, M. Barahona-Palomo, D. Bolster, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila, D.M. Tartakovsky (2012a) Probabilistic analysis of maintenance and operation of artificial recharge ponds, ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES, 36, 23–35. 
  8. M. Barbieri, J. Carrera, C. Ayora, X. Sanchez-Vila, T. Licha, K. Nödler, V. Osorio, S. Pérez, M. Köck-Schulmeyer, M. López de Alda, D. Barceló (2012a) Formation of diclofenac and sulfamethoxazole reversible transformation products in aquifer material under denitrifying conditions: Batch experiments, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 426, 256–263. 
  9. M. Barbieri, T. Licha, K. Nödler, J. Carrera, C. Ayora, X. Sanchez-Vila (2012b) Fate of beta-blockers in aquifer material under nitrate reducing conditions: Batch experiments, CHEMOSPHERE 89, 1272–1277. 
  10. Pedretti, M. Barahona-Palomo, D. Bolster, X. Sanchez-Vila, D. Fernàndez-Garcia (2012b) A quick and inexpensive method to quantify spatially variable infiltration capacity for artificial recharge ponds using photographic images, J. OF HYDROLOGY, 430, 118–126.

Title: Atenuación natural y tratamiento pasivo de drenajes acidos de minas en la Cuenca del “Rio Odiel”

  • Funding by: CTM2007-66724-C02-01/TECNO
  • Participating institutions: CSIC
  • Organism: MEC
  • Period: 2007-2010
  • Investigator in charge: Carlos Ayora
  • Amount: 210000 €

Title: Herramientas de modelacion hidrogeológicas 3D en medios sedimentarios (HEROS)

  • Funding by: CGL2007-66748
  • Period: 01/10/2007 al 30/09/2010
  • Principal Researcher: Radu Gogu
  • Amount: 119.790 €


X. Sanchez-Vila, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, A. Guadagnini (2010). Interpretation of column experiments of transport of solutes undergoing an irreversible bimolecular reaction using a continuum approximation. Water Resources Research, Water Resour. Res., 46, W12510,doi:10.1029/2010WR009539.

D. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila (2010). Optimal reconstruction of concentrations, gradients, and reaction rates from particle distributions. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 31 (2008) 1364–1376, doi: 10.1016 / j.jconhyd. 2010.05.001.

D. Fernàndez-Garcia, P. Trinchero, X. Sanchez-Vila (2010). Conditional stochastic mapping of transport connectivity. Water Resources Research, 46, W10515, doi: 10.1029 / 2009WR008533.

D. Pedretti, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila, M. Barahona-Palomo, D. Bolster (2010). Spatio-temporal Assessment of Soil Infiltration Capacity Physical-based Models and Geostatistical Inference. Stochastic Environmental Resources and Risk Assessment,  Submitted (accepted).

D. Pedretti, M. Barahona-Palomo, D. Bolster, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, X. Sanchez-Vila, D. M. Tartakovsky (2010). Probabilistic Analysis of Maintenance and Operation of Artificial Recharge Ponds. Advances in Water Resources, Submitted (in review).

D. Pedretti, M. Barahona-Palomo, D. Bolster, X. Sanchez-Vila, D. Fernàndez-Garcia, (2011). A fast and inexpensive method for the quantitative assessment of the spatially variable infiltration capacity using satellite images. Journal of Hydrology, To be Submitted.

D. Fernàndez-Garcia, D. Bolster, D., X. Sanchez-Vila, D. M. Tartakovsky (2010). A Bayesian Approach to Integrate Real-Time Data into Probabilistic Risk Analysis of Remediation Efforts in NAPL-Polluted Sites. Advances in Water Resources, (Under Review).

Title: ATRAPO- Atenuación natural y tratamiento pasivo de drenajes ácidos de minas en la cuenca del Odiel

  • Funding by: CTM2007-66724-C02-01/TECNO
  • Duration, of: 2007 to: Septiembre 2010
  • Grant amount: 210 k€
  • Investigator in charge: Carlos Ayora


Decade 2000

Title: Corrección de impactos asociados al ascenso de las Aguas subterráneas de Barcelona

  • Organism: CICYT HID98-0468
  • Period: Septiembre 98 – Septiembre 00
  • Amount: 33.927,13 €
  • Principal Researcher: Jesús Carrera

Title: Desarrollo y aplicación de métodos para el seguimiento del impacto sobre las aguas subterráneas del vertido de lodos mineros. El caso Aznalcóllar

  • Organism: FEDER -1FD97-1867
  • Period: Enero 00 – Diciembre 00
  • Amount: 40.359,04 €

Title: Desarrollo de algoritmos de caracterización de la incertidumbre y variabilidad espacial de las propiedades hidráulicas de los acuíferos

  • Organism: CICYT-HID99-0838
  • Period: Enero 00 – Diciembre 01
  • Amount: 16.491,77 €
  • Principal Researcher: Xavier Sànchez Vila

Title: Grups de Recerca Consolidats-1999 "Grup d'hidrologia subterrània"

  • Organism: Generalitat de Catalunya-SGR99-00137
  • Period: Enero 00 – Octubre 01
  • Amount: 9.015,18 €
  • Principal Researcher: Xavier Sànchez Vila

Title: Equipo de registro geofísico multiparámetrico en sondeos

  • Organism: REN2001-4797-E/HID
  • Period: Junio 02 – Diciembre 02
  • Amount: 37.000,00 €
  • Investigador Principal: Xavier Sánchez-Vila

Title: Procesos de atenuación de la oxidación de sulfuros en residuos mineros del so de iberia

  • Organism: CICYT-REN2000-1003-C03/HID
  • Period: Diciembre 00 – Diciembre 03
  • Amount: 29.617,88 €

Title: Grups de Recerca Consolidats-2001 "Grup d'hidrologia subterrània"

  • Organism: Generalitat de Catalunya-SGR01-00239
  • Period: Diciembre 01 – Diciembre 04
  • Amount: 41.469,84 €
  • Principal Researcher: Xavier Sànchez Vila

Title: ATRAPAME: Alternativas para el tratamiento pasivo de aguas contaminadas con metales

  • Funding by: MCy T
  • Period: 2003 - 2005
  • Amount:
  • Enric Vàzquez

Title: DRAMA: Drenaje Ácido de MinA: Prevención, Atenuación natural y Tratamiento pasivo

  • Funding by: MCy T
  • Period: 2003 - 2006
  • Amount: 91200,00 €
  • Carlos Ayora

Title: Estudio Geoestadístico de los Procesos de Transporte en Medios Fracturados

  • Period: 2005 – 2008
  • Organism: CICYT PB90-1015
  • Enric Vàzquez

Title: Grups de Recerca Consolidats-2005 "Grup d'hidrologia subterrània"

  • Organism: Generalitat de Catalunya-SGR05-686
  • Period: 2005 – 2008
  • Amount: 52600 €
  • Principal Researcher: Xavier Sànchez Vila

Title: Modelación y escalado del transporte reactivo en medios heterogéneos (MODEST)

  • Period: Octubre 2005 – Octubre 2008
  • Organism: CICYT CGL2005-05171
  • Amount: 890120 €
  • Investigador Principal: Radu Gogu

Title: Parámetros deducidos de Ensayos Hidráulicos: ¿realmente lo sabemos todo? (PARATODO)

  • Organism: CICYT CGL2006-10766-HID
  • Period: Octubre 2006 – Diciembre 2009
  • Amount: 108295 €
  • Investigador Principal: Xavier Sánchez-Vila

Decade 1990

Title: Los movimientos de ladera como catástrofes naturales. Su incidencia, control y previsión, cartografía de riesgos y banco de datos. Aplicación al Pirineo.

  • Organism: CICYT 84-87

Title: Caracterización del terreno mediante técnicas de identificación de sistemas

  • Organism: CICYT PB86-0299 86-88

Title: Recarga e hidrogeoquímica en el entorno de Doñana para evaluar el impacto de las actividades humanas y el balance hídrico.

  • Organism: CICYT-PB87-0842 89-91

Title: Estudio geoestadístico de los procesos de transporte en medios fracturados

  • Organism: PB1015-DGES (antigua DGICYT)
  • Period: Septiembre 91 – Septiembre 94
  • Amount: 33.055,67 €
  • Principal Researcher: Xavier Sànchez-Vila

Title: Grups de Recerca Consolidats-1993 "Grup d'hidrologia subterrània"

  • Organism: Generalitat de Catalunya-SGR93-QUA0006
  • Period: Diciembre 93 – Diciembre 94
  • Amount: 42.070,85 €
  • Principal Researcher: Jesús Carrera

Title: Estudio geoestadístico de los procesos de transporte en medios fracturados

  • Organism: CICYT 92-94
  • Principal Researcher: Jesús Carrera

Title: Hidrologia superficial y subterránea de la marisma del coto de Doñana y zonas adyacentes.

  • Organism: CICYT-AMB-363 92-95

Title: Procesos hidrológicos y hidroquímicos en los acuíferos del área de Doñana (Huelva-Sevilla).

  • Organism: AMB95 95-97

Title: Grups de Recerca Consolidats-1995 "Grup d'hidrologia subterrània"

  • Organism: Generalitat de Catalunya-SGR95-00405
  • Period: Diciembre 95 – Diciembre 97
  • Amount: 33.055,67 €
  • Principal Researcher: Jesús Carrera

Title: Diposit subterrani de residus especials de les Mines de Sal de Cardona

  • Organism: Junta de Residus
  • Period: Abril 97 – Agosto 97
  • Amount: 24.166,70 €

Title: Modelos Geoestadísticos de transportes de solutos

  • Organism: CICYT AMB95-0407
  • Period: Julio 95 - Julio 98
  • Amount: 53.946,85 €
  • Principal Researcher: Jesús Carrera

Title: Complemento Europeo Recarga Artificial

  • Organism: HID97-2037-CE
  • Period: Mayo 98 – Enero 99
  • Amount: 31.733,44 €
  • Principal Researcher: Jesús Carrera

Title: Grups de Recerca Consolidats-1997 "Grup d'hidrologia subterrània"

  • Organism: Generalitat de Catalunya- FCY97-000417
  • Period: Diciembre 97 – Diciembre 99
  • Amount: 7.212,15 €

Title: Estudio de la distribución de contaminantes en una cuenca mediterránea. Efectos sobre la calidad de las aguas del Bajo Ter.

  • Organism: AMB97-0889-CO2.IP

Title: Metodología de estudio de impacto sobre las aguas subterráneas del vertido de lodos mineros: el caso de Aznalcóllar.

  • Organism: FEDER
  • Period: Diciembre 98 – Diciembre 99
  • Amount: 104.203,48 €
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