Water is one of the universal prime resources with global importance. Water management, water knowledge, and water usage should be assessed from a necessarily interdisciplanary point of view.
Many of its far reaching aspects connected to todays life and living are related to its mineral and medical properties and its usage as thermal spring water. The study of the resource and its exploitation clearly influences the quality of living in the modern society contributing significantly to the welfare state of a population.
The international conference will take place coincidating timely with TERMATALIA (15th International Fair of Thermal Tourism, Health and Welfare) in Ourense (Galicia, Spain), September 23rd and 24th, 2015. Ourense as city and province is characterized by its high thermal potential and constitutes a true reference on Iberian, European and international level.
Book of Proceedings
Book of Proceedings: 1st International Symposium on Healing SPA and Life Quality
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Mineral and medical water and thermalism
Physical and chemical characterization of mineral and thermal water. Hydrogeology.
Quality control and analysis of water.
Traditional and modern aspects of water utilization (energy, cosmetics, etc.).
Administrative and legal aspects of thermal water exploitation.
Heritage and architecture in thermalism
Historical heritage (modern and contemporary periods).
Architecture, restauration and revaluation of historical SPAs.
New architecture for thermalism: projects, challenges, and perspectives.
Experimental tourism and thermalism
Hydrotherapy, balneotherapy, thalassotherapy.
Thermalism for elderly people.
Planification and promotion of thermal tourism.
Management and administration.
General research on water