Program

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July 13: WATER

9:00 Opening Ceremony. Speech of Pope Francis

9:30. Plenary lecture: Laudato Si’ and Big Cities
Lluís Martínez-Sistach, Cardinal of Barcelona and President of the “Antoni Gaudí for the Big Cities” Foundation.

10:15. Plenary Lecture: Water Quality and water treatment
Joan O. Grimalt, Director of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA). Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Barcelona.

11:00 Discussion

11:30 Break

12:00 Plenary Lecture: How to obtain high quality water in developing cities
Maurizio Iaccarino, Deputy Permanent Observer of the Order of Malta to UNESCO. Former Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences at UNESCO.

12:45 Discussion

13:00 End of session

15:30 Round table: Contribution of the religions to the safeguarding of the creation: Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Dr. Omar Abboud and Minister Alexandre Marques.

16:30 Discussion


July 14: AIR

9:30. Plenary Lecture: Sources and consequences of air pollution in urban areas of developing countries
Pedro Oyola, General Director of the Mario Molina Center, Santiago de Chile.

10:15 Discussion

10:30 Plenary Lecture: Health Effects of Air Pollution and Remediation Measures
Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment of the World Health Organization, Switzerland.

11:15 Discussion

11:30 Break

11:50 Plenary Lecture: Ethical Reflections on the problems reported in the lectures on water
Mag. Rector Fr Josefa Carlos de Siqueira, s.j.

12:15 Plenary Lecture: Ethical Reflections on the problems reported in the lectures on Air
Rev. Dr. Miquel Barbarà, Canon of Tarragona.

12:40 Discussion

13:00 End of session

Afternoon: Free time for possible touristic activities.


July 15: WASTE

9:30 Plenary Lecture: Urban waste in large cities, environmental and social impacts
Marcel Szanto Narea, Professor of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

10:15 Discussion

10:30 Plenary Lecture: Adequate management of urban and industrial waste in developing cities
Carmen del Pilar Tello Espinoza, President of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, General Manager of HP Asesoría Ambiental SA de CV, Mexico.

11:15 Discussion

11:30 Break

12:00 Plenary Lecture: Ethical reflections on the problems presented at the lectures
Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

12:45 Discussion

13: End of session

15:30 Panel: The Laudato’ Sí encyclical at the university.
Josafà Carlos de Siqueira, s.j., Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; D. Fernando Sánchez Campos, Rector of the Catholic University of Costa Rica; Dr. Armand Puig Tàrrech, Rector of the Sant Pacià University Athenaeum in Barcelona.

16:30 Discussion

17:30 Closing ceremony