Dr.  MAS PLA, JOSEP

Plana personal

Categoria:
PROFESSOR TITULAR D'UNIVERSITAT
Departament:
CIÈNCIES AMBIENTALS
Àrea de coneixement:
GEODINÀMICA EXTERNA
Grup de recerca:
Geologia i Cartografia Ambiental
ORCID PRC:
0000-0002-8491-9895

Currículum abreujat

CV Josep Mas-Pla

Present positions.-

Brief description of scientific and academic achievements – June 2018

Present positions:

 

Academic formation.- Bachelor in Geology, 1985; Doctorate in Geology (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 1988); and PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, 1993).

Teaching/research positions.- Holder of a Research Grant from the Spanish Government (1986-1989). Assistant Professor at the Geology Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1989-1990).

Holder of a Fulbright Scholarship for a PhD program at the University of Arizona (1990-1992). Research and teaching assistantship at the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona (1992-1993).

From 1993 to 2006, Professor (TU) at the Geology Department at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Since 2006, Professor (TU) at the Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Girona (UdG).

Visiting researcher at the Department of Air, Soil and Water Resources at UC Davis (USA, 2002, 4 months stay with a grant of the Spanish Ministry of Education).

Since 2013, Senior Professor Researcher at the Catalan Institute for Water Research, ICRA, Area of Resources and Ecosystems, member “Modelling of ecosystems and basins” group (appointment in agreement with the University of Girona research strategies).

 Research interests.- Regional hydrogeology dynamics based on field work, hydrochemical and isotopic data, and groundwater flow and transport modeling as well, to determine water resources sustainability under human pressures. So far, research has been focused on three main topics:

  1. The study of large scale hydrogeological flow systems in range-and basin areas to determine hydrological processes and, finally, the availability of water resources.
  2. The study of pollutant occurrence in shallow and deep aquifers, characterizing the hydrogeological and hydrochemical features that control nitrate migration as well as natural attenuation processes. Vulnerability methods, based on field data, GIS, groundwater flow and transport modelling and statistical approaches. Presently, the main interest is focused on emerging organic contaminants, and their natural attenuation in aquifers.
  3.  Investigation of the relationship between streams and aquifers as a means to determine the amount of water resources and quality variations under human pressures. Stream and aquifer monitoring based on hydrological approaches and ecological indicators, jointly with numerical modeling, are applied to define the interaction between both water bodies. 

Publications.- Editor of 2 books, and author of 24 book chapters. SCI papers: 40 (77% in 1Q-ranked journals); conference proceedings with peer-review approval: 61; other papers in non-indexed journals: 36; contributions to conferences and workshops: 166.

Scopus h-Index: 16 / 722 citations (June 2018)

Project funding from competitive calls, as Principal Investigator.- 11 Spanish projects (1994-2015), 2 Integrated Actions with Italy and Tunis (1997-2003), and 1 EU Water JPI research project (2014).

Participation in other projects.- 2 EU Alfa projects (2004-2008), 1 EU Marie Curie project (2007-2010), and 1 research EU project (FP7 Program; 2014-2017). Several funded projects from the Catalan Government (mainly, the Catalan Water Agency), local entities as well as private firms.

PhD and Master Thesis advising.- 5 PhD dissertations (Vilanova, 2004; Menció, 2006; Folch, 2010; Boy-Roura, 2013; Puig, 2014), and 13 Master Thesis.

Teaching experience.- From 1986 to 2006 (except in the period 1990-1993), geology (geomorphology, geological mapping, hydrology) and environmental sciences (hydrogeology, environmental impacts) courses at the UAB at undergraduate and graduate levels. In 1993, “Aquifer Mechanics” at the University of Arizona. Since 2006, environmental sciences –geology, geological processes, hydrogeology courses– at undergraduate and graduate (Master on Water Science and Technology) level at the UdG.

Also, visiting professor at the Venice International University (2004-2008) at the PhD program in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development.

Since 1998 to 2002, Coordinator of the Environmental Sciences study program at UAB. Since 2008 to 2012 Coordinator of the Environmental Sciences study program at UdG.

Short courses, invited talks and seminars: 47 at a local level, and 20 at international level (USA, Italy, Tunis, Switzerland, Argentina). Organization of national (4) and international (2) seminars/workshops.

Memberships and positions.- Member of the Catalan Climate Change Experts Group (2005 to present), Member of the Hydrology section of the Spanish Commission for Geophysics and Geodesy (2005 to present); Third Vice-President of Tracers in Hydrogeology Commission of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS-IUGG; 2012-2014).

Coordinator of the consolidated research group “Geologia Aplicada i Ambiental (GAiA)” (Applied and Environmental Geology), awarded by the Catalan Government (since 2009).

Main publications by Josep Mas-Pla

 Edited books:

 1.        Mas-Pla, J. (editor, 2006). La Directiva Marc de l’Aigua a Catalunya: Conceptes, reptes i expectatives en la gestió dels recursos hídrics. Editat pel Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible (Generalitat de Catalunya), pp. 140. ISBN: 84-393-7127-6. http://www.cat-sostenible.org/especials.htm. In Catalan, Spanish and English.

2.        Mas-Pla, J. and G.M. Zuppi (editors, 2009). Gestión ambiental integrada de la zonas costeras – Gestão ambiental integrada dos areas costeiras. Rubes Editorial. Barcelona, 288 pp. ISBN: 978-84-497-0122-1. http://geocamb.udg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MAS-PLA-ZUPPI-2009-Libro-ELANCAMp.pdf

 

Main book chapters:

1.        Mas-Pla, J. (2005). Recursos hídrics, dinámica hidrológica and canvi climàtic. In: Llebot, J.E. ed., Informe sobre el canvi climàtic a Catalunya. Publicació del Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible and l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans, pp. 485-516. ISBN: 84-7283-780-7.  http://www.iecat.net/canviclimatic/ B8.pdf.

2.        Mas-Pla, J. (2005). Estat ambiental de les aigües continentals a Catalunya. In: ICTA and E. Llebot, ed. L’Estat del Medi Ambient a Catalunya. Col.lecció Documents, Servei de Publicacions, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, pp. 15-46. ISBN: 84-490-2379-3.

3.        Mas-Pla, J., J. Bach (2008). Los riesgos geológicos en el sistema cuenca: procesos fluviales y gravitacionales. In: Andrés, P. and R. Rodríguez (eds.): Evaluación y Prevención de Riesgos Ambientales en Centroamérica. Documenta Universitaria, pp. 55-83. ISBN: 978-84-96742-37-6.  http://www.creaf.uab.es/propies/pilar/ LibroRiesgos/  

4.        Mas-Pla, J. (2009). Assessing Water Resources Vulnerability to Climate Change.  A: Eulisse, E. and L. Ceccato, eds., Climate Change and Natural Resources: Impact and Water Challenge. Proceedings of the 2nd training EU Marie Curie program course “European Sustainable Water Goals”. Centro Internazionalle Civiltà dell’Acqua, Venècia (Itàlia); pp. 65-78. ISBN: 978-88-904-0152-7 .  http://eswg.watercivilizations.org.

5.        Mas-Pla, J. (2010). Vulnerabilitat territorial dels recursos hidrològics al canvi climàtic. In: Llebot, J.E. ed., Segon Informe sobre el Canvi Climàtic a Catalunya. Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible and Institut d’Estudis Catalans, pp. 309-342. ISBN 978-84-996-5027-2 (IEC), 978-84-393-8615-5 (Generalitat de Catalunya). http://www15.gencat.cat/cads/AppPHP/index.php?option=com_content&task =view&id= 730&Itemid=158

 

Science Citation Index papers:

  1. Mas-Pla, J., J. Trilla, M.L. Valls (1992). Radiocarbon dating of travertines precipitated from freshwater. Radiocarbon, 34(3): 677-685.

  2. Mas-Pla, J., T.-C.J. Yeh, J.F. McCarthy, T.M. Williams (1992). A forced gradient tracer experiment in a coastal sandy aquifer, Georgetown site, South Carolina. Ground Water, 30(6): 958-964.

  3. Yeh, T.-C.J., J. Mas-Pla, T.M. Williams, J.F. McCarthy (1995). Modeling of NOM transport processes in groundwater. Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 103, Supplement 1: 41-46.

  4. Yeh, T.-C.J., J. Mas-Pla, T.M. Williams, J.F. McCarthy (1995).  Observation and three-dimensional simulation of chloride plumes in a sandy aquifer under forced-gradient conditions.  Water Resources Research, 31(9): 2141-2159.

  5. McCarthy, J.F., B. Gu, L. Liang, J. Mas-Pla, T.M.Williams, T.-C.J. Yeh (1996).  Field tracer test on the mobility of natural organic matter in a sandy aquifer.  Water Resources Research, 32(5): 1223-1238.

  6. Mas-Pla, J., T.-C.J. Yeh, T.M. Williams, J.F. McCarthy (1997).  Analyses of slug tests and hydraulic conductivity variations in the near field of a two-well tracer experimental site. Ground Water, 35(3): 492-501.

  7. Mas-Pla, J., J. Bach, E. Viñals, J. Trilla, J. Estalrich (1999). Salinization processes in a coastal leaky aquifer (Alt Empordà, NE Spain). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth: Hydrology, Oceans & Atmosphere, 24(4):337-341.

  8. Mas-Pla, J., J. Montaner, J. Solà (1999).  Groundwater resources and quality variations due to gravel mining in coastal streams.  Journal of Hydrology, 216 (3/4): 197-213.

  9. Folch, A., J. Mas-Pla (2008). Hydrogeological interactions between fault zones and alluvial aquifers in regional flow systems. Hydrological Processes, 22(17): 3476-3487. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6956.

  10. Barros, V.G., J. Mas-Pla, T. Novais, E. Sacchi, G.M. Zuppi (2008). Spatial variations of environmental tracers distributions in water from mangrove ecosystem: the case of Babitonga Bay (Santa Caterina, Brazil). Continental Shelf Research, 28(4): 682-695. DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2007.12.006

  11. Menció, A., J. Mas-Pla (2008). Assessment by multivariate analysis of surface water -groundwater interactions in urbanized Mediterranean streams. Journal of Hydrology, 352 (3): 355-366. DOI:10.1016/ j.jhydrol.2008.01.014

  12. Carol, E., E. Kruse, J. Mas-Pla (2009). Hydrochemical and isotopical evidence of ground water salinization processes on the coastal plain of Samborombón Bay, Argentina. Journal of Hydrology, 365: 335-365. DOI: 10.1016/ j.jhydrol. 2008.11.041.

  13. Otero, N., C. Torrentó, A. Soler, A. Menció, J. Mas-Pla (2009). Monitoring groundwater nitrate attenuation in a regional system coupling hydrogeology with multi-isotopic methods: the case of Plana de Vic (Osona, Spain). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 133: 103-113. DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2009.05.007.

  14. Menció, A., A. Folch, J. Mas-Pla (2010). Analyzing hydrological sustainability through water balance. Environmental Management, 45: 1175-1190. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-010-9461-y.

  15. Menció, A., J. Mas-Pla (2010). Influence of groundwater exploitation on the ecohydrological status of streams in a Mediterranean system (Selva Basin, NE Spain). Ecological Indicators, 10: 915-926. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.02.001.

  16. Otero, N., A. Soler, R.M. Corp, J. Mas-Pla, E. Garcia-Solsona, P. Masqué (2011). Origin and evolution of groundwater collected by a desalination plant (Tordera, Spain): A multi-isotopic approach. Journal of Hydrology, 397: 37-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol. 2010.11.020.

  17. Menció, A., J. Mas-Pla, N. Otero, A. Soler (2011). Nitrate as a tracer of groundwater flow in a fractured multilayered aquifer. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 56(1): 108-122. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2010.543086.

  18. Folch, A., A. Menció, R. Puig, A. Soler, J. Mas-Pla (2011). Groundwater development effects on different scale hydrogeological systems using head, hydrochemical and isotopic data and implications for water resources management: the Selva basin (NE Spain). Journal of Hydrology, 403: 83-102. DOI:10.1016/ j.jhydrol.2011.03.041

  19. Menció, A., M. Boy, J. Mas-Pla (2011). Analysis of vulnerability factors that control nitrate occurrence in natural springs (Osona region, NE Spain). Science of the Total Environment, 409: 3049-3058. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.048.

  20. Mas-Pla, J., A. Rodríguez-Florit, M. Zamorano, C. Roqué, A. Menció, D. Brusi, (2012). Anticipating the effects of groundwater withdrawal on seawater intrusion and soil settlement in urban coastal areas. Hydrological Processes, 27(16): 2352–2366. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9377.

  21. 21.    Mas-Pla, J., E. Font, O. Astui, A. Menció, A. Rodríguez-Florit, A. Folch, D. Brusi, A. Pérez-Paricio (2012). Development of a stream-aquifer numerical flow model to assess river water management under water scarcity in a Mediterranean basin. Science of the Total Environment, Special Issue: Modelling and Monitoring at different river basin scales under global change; 440: 204-218. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv. 2012.07.012.

  22. Menció, A., A. Folch, J. Mas-Pla (2012). Identifying key parameters to differentiate groundwater flow systems using multifactorial analysis. Journal of Hydrology, 472-473: 301-313. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.030.

  23. Mas-Pla, J, A. Menció, A. Marsiñach (2013). Basement groundwater as a complementary resource for overexploited stream-connected alluvial aqüífers. Water Resources Management, 27(1): 293-308. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0186-y.

  24. Puig, R., A. Folch, A. Menció, A. Soler, J. Mas-Pla (2013) Multi-isotopic study (15N, 34S, 18O, 13C) to identify nitrate evolution in a large-scale groundwater system. Applied Geochemistry, 32: 129-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.10.014.

  25. Mas-Pla, J., E. Font, O. Astui, A. Menció, A. Pérez-Paricio (2013). Tracing stream leakage towards an alluvial aquifer in a mountain basin using environmental isotopes. Applied Geochemistry, 32: 85-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.10.016.

  26. Boy, M., A. Menció, J. Mas-Pla (2013). Temporal analysis of spring data to assess nitrate inputs to groundwater in an agricultural area (Osona, NE Spain). Science of the Total Environment, 452-453: 433-445. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv. 2013.02.065.

  27. Carol, E., J. Mas-Pla, E. Kruse (2013). Interaction between continental and estuarine waters in the wetlands of the northern coastal plain of Samborombón Bay, Argentina. Applied Geochemistry, Special Issue Prof. G.M. Zuppi, 34: 152-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.03.006.

  28. Delconte C.A., E. Sacchi, E. Racchetti, M. Bartoli, J. Mas-Pla, V. Re (2013). Nitrogen inputs to a river course in a heavily impacted watershed: a combined hydrochemical and isotopic evaluation (Oglio River Basin, N Italy). Science of the Total Environment, 466-467: 924-938. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.07.092.

  29. Boy, M., B.T. Nolan, A. Menció, J. Mas-Pla (2013). Regression model for aquifer vulnerability assessment of nitrate pollution in the Osona region (NE Spain). Journal of Hydrology, 505: 150-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.09.048.

  30. Menció, A., M. Galán, D. Boix, J. Mas-Pla (2014). Analysis of stream-aquifer relationships: A comparison between mass balance and Darcy’s law approaches. Journal of Hydrology, 517: 157–172. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.039.

  31. Re, V., E. Sacchi, J. Mas-Pla, A. Menció i N. El Amrani (2014). Identifying the effects of human pressure on groundwater quality to support water management strategies in coastal regions: a multi-tracer and statistical approach (Bou-Areg region, Morocco). Science of the Total Environment, 500-501: 211-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.115

  32. Menció, A., J. Mas-Pla, A. Soler, N. Otero, O. Regàs, M. Boy-Roura, R. Puig, J. Bach, C. Domènech, A. Folch, M. Zamorano, D. Brusi (2016). Nitrate pollution of groundwater; all right …, but nothing else? Science of the Total Environment, 539C: 241-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.151.

  33. Mas-Pla, J., A. Menció, J. Bach, D. Soler, M. Zamorano, D. Brusi (2016) Trace element groundwater pollution hazard in regional hydrogeological systems (Empordà basin, NE Spain). Water, Soil & Air Pollution, DOI: 10.1007/s11270-016-2891-2.

  34. Puig, R., A. Soler, D. Widory, J. Mas-Pla, N. Otero, C. Domènech (2017). Characterizing sources and natural attenuation of nitrate contamination in the Baix Ter aquifer system (Spain) using a multi-isotope approach. Science of the Total Environment, 580: 518–532. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.206

  35. Anglés M., Folch A., Oms O., Maestro E., Mas-Pla J. (2017). Stratigraphic and structural controls on groundwater flow in an outcropping fossil fan delta: the case of Sant Llorenç del Munt range (NE Spain). Hydrogeology Journal, 25(8), 2467-2487. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-017-1618-9.

  36. Menció A., Casamitjana X., Mas-Pla J., Coll, N., Quintana X.D. (2017). Groundwater dependence of coastal lagoons: The case of La Pletera salt marshes (NE Catalonia). Journal of Hydrology, 552: 793-806. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.034.

  37. Boy-Roura M., J. Mas-Pla, M. Petrovic, M. Gros, D. Soler, D. Brusi, A. Menció (2018). Toward the understanding of antibiotic occurrence and transport in groundwater: Findings from the Baix Fluvià alluvial aquifer (NE Catalonia, Spain). Science of the Total Environment, 612: 1387–1406. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv. 2017.09.01

  38. Hernández-del Amo, E., Menció, A., Gich, F., Mas-Pla, J., Bañeras, L. (2018). Isotope and microbiome data provide complementary information to identify natural nitrate attenuation processes in groundwater. Science of the Total Environment, 613-614: 579-591. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.018.

  39. Mas-Pla J, Boy-Roura M, Petrovic M, Villagrasa M, Lekunberri I, Borrego C, Menció A, Brusi D, Marcè R (2018). Occurrence et devenir des polluants émergents (antibiotiques) dans un aquifère alluvial et leur influence sur les bactéries multi-résistantes (Bas-Fluvià, Catalogne). La Huille Blanche - Revue Internationale de l'Eau, Societé Hydrotechnique de France, 2018(1): 47-52. DOI: 10.1051/lhb/ 2018007.

  40. Mas-Pla J., Menció A. (2018). Groundwater nitrate pollution and climate change: Learnings from a water balance based analysis of several aquifers in a western Mediterranean region (Catalonia). Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-018-1859-8.

 

Research projects by Josep Mas-Pla

 At a national level, as Principal Investigator:

  1. Application of geostatistical methodology to the hydrogeological study of aquifers. Funded by the Spanish National Program of Scientific and Technological Development: Environment and Natural Resources (Project AMB94 - 0423). July 1994 - June 1995.
  2. Application of flow and geochemical models to the study of the dynamics of a coastal aquifer. Funded by the Spanish National Program of Scientific Research and Technological Development: Environment and Natural Resources (Project AMB95 - 0867).  July 1995 - June 1998.
  3. Unsaturated zone flow and transport modeling. Integrated Action between Spain and Italy (Sector Programme Promotions of General Knowledge, HI1996 – 070). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Università degli Studi di Torino. 1997.
  4. Application of geochemical models to low permeability aquifer systems. Funded by CICYT within the Spanish  National Program for Water Resources (Project HID98 - 0366 ). June 1998 - June 2001
  5. Determination of the hydrogeological dynamics based on environmental isotopes in range-and-basins areas. Funded by the Spanish National Program for Water Resources (Project REN2002 - 04288 - C02 -01). June 2003 - September 2006. Project coordinated by Universitat de Barcelona. Coordinator: Dr. A. Soler Gil.
  6. Application of isotopic techniques to the evolution of marine intrusion in coastal aquifers. Complementary Action for Interuniversity Cooperation between Spain and Tunisia (center: ENIS Sfax), ref. 3AC/02, and Research Project for Interuniversity Cooperation between Spain and Tunisia (center: ENIS Sfax), ref. 37P/02. January-December 2003. Project renewed for the period January to December 2004.
  7. Transport and natural attenuation processes of contaminants in groundwater. Funded by the Spanish National Program of Water Resources. ( MCYT CGL2005-08019-C04-02/HID ) . December 2005 - December 2008 . Project coordinated by Universitat de Barcelona. Coordinator: Dr. A. Soler Gil.
  8. Groundwater pollution from agricultural and industrial origin: Migration, natural attenuation and vulnerability. Funded by the Spanish National Program on Water Resources (CGL2008-06373-C03-03/BTE). December 2008 - December 2011. Project coordinated by Univ. de Barcelona. Coordinator: Dr. A. Soler Gil.
  9. Natural attenuation of contamination from agricultural and industrial in groundwater. Funded by the Spanish National Program on Water Resources (CGL2011-29975 - C04 - 04 ) . January 2011 - December 2014. Project coordinated by Universitat de Barcelona. Coordinator: Dr. A. Soler Gil, , with UB, UPC and UCLM.
  10. Strategies for water resources remediation based on the optimization of natural attenuation processes. Funded by the Spanish National Program on Water Resources (CGL2014-57215-C4-2-R). January 2015 - December 2017. Project coordinated by Universitat de Barcelona. Coordinator: Dr. A. Soler Gil, with UB and UPC.
  11. IMPACT - Impacto de la contaminación de origen agrícola en la calidad hidroquímica (nitratos, antibióticos) y microbiológica (genes de resistencia) de las aguas subterráneas: condicionantes hidrogeológicos de su presencia, análisis de la vulnerabilidad y de la selección eficiente de puntos de muestreo, y su valoración socio-económica. Funded by the Spanish National Program on Water Resources (CGL2017-87216-C4-4-R). January 2018 -December 2021. Project coordinated by Universitat de Barcelona. Coordinator: Dr. A. Soler Gil, with UB, UPC and UCLM.

At EU level, as Principal Investigator:

 1.       EU Water JPI Pilot Call. PERSIST - Persistence and fate of emerging contaminants and multi-resistant bacteria in a continuum of surface water groundwater from the laboratory scale to the regional scale. Leading Institution: Université de Nîmes (France), Other partners: Catalan Institute for Water Research, and Helmholtz Zentrum München. Duration:  2014-2016. 588.000€. ICRA budget: 136.000€.

 

Participation in other EU projects:

1.       EU Alfa Project: CentralRisk: Maestría en Evaluación y Prevención de Riesgos Ambientales en el entorno Centroamericano. Program Alfa (“Programa de Cooperación Académica entre la Unión Europea y América Latina”) of the European Union (Project II-0334-FA). Leading Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Duration:  2004-2006.

2.       EU Alfa Project: ELANCAM: European and Latin America Network on Coastal Area Management. Program Alfa (“Programa de Cooperación Académica entre la Unión Europea y América Latina”) of the European Union (Project II-0419-FA-FCD-FI). Leading Institution: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy). Duration:  2005-2008. 250.000,00 €.

3.       Marie Curie UE project: ESWG 2007-2010: European Sustainable Water Goals. Proyecto: Marie Curie Project 46161-2006. Leading Institution: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and Centro Internazionalle Civiltà dell’Acqua (Italy). Duration: 2007-2010. 380.000,00 €.

4.       7th European Union Framework: PROJECT GLOBAQUA . Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity. Leading Institution: Catalan Institute for Water Research (Spain) Duration: 2014-2019. 630.000€

 

Activities in foreign institutions

 1.       Laboratoire de Radiocarbone, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France (June 1987): laboratory training.

2.       International Ground Water Modeling Center, Delft, The Netherlands (September 1988): modeling course.

3.       Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA (1990 - 1993): PhD program.

4.       Dipartimento de Scienza della Terra, Università degli Studi da Torino, Italy (May 1995, and July 1997): teaching and research.

5.       Department of Air, Land and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, USA (July 2002 - October 2002): research.

6.       Institut National d’Enginerie de Sfax, Tunis (September 2003, and February 2004): teaching and research.

7.       Centro Universitario Regional del Norte – Estelí, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (September 2004). Teaching.

8.       Venice International University (December 1997, May 2005, May 2006, May 2007, and May 2008). Teaching in the program “PhD in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development”, organized by the School for Advanced Studies of Venice Foundation.

9.       Scuola Universitaria Superiore de la Svizzera Italiana (April, 2006). Teaching. Introductory course on Ground Water Modeling. Lugano, Suisse.

10.    Centre for Soil and Environmental Research, Lincoln University, New Zealand (July-August 2015). Research on nitrate dynamics in agricultural polluted soils.

 

Contributions to meetings in the last 5 years.

  1. Folch Sancho, A, A. Gomà Roca, S. Jimenez Parras, Santos; M. Zarroca Hernández, J. Bach Plaza i J. Mas-Pla (2013). Influencia del contexto hidrogeológico en la eficiencia de los sistemas cerrados de bomba de calor. Congreso sobre Aspectos Tecnológicos e Hidrogeológicos de la Geotermia. Asociación Internacional de Hidro-geólogos - Grupo Español, Barcelona, 18 - 19  abril 2013.
  2. Mas-Pla, J., A. Menció i A. Folch (2013). Analyzing groundwater resources availability using multivariate analysis in the Selva Basin (NE Spain). Symposium Water-Rock Interaction 14. International Association of Geochemistry. Avignon, 9-14 June 2013.
  3. Menció, A., J. Mas-Pla, K. Kolbert i G.C. Hose (2013). Hydrochemical processes in the alluvial aquifer of the Gwydir River (Northern New South Wales, Australia). Symposium Water-Rock Interaction 14. International Association of Geochemistry. Avignon, 9-14 June 2013.
  4. Folch, A., A. Menció, R. Puig, A. Soler i J. Mas-Pla (2013). Effect of irrigation pumping on groundwater quality in a large scale flow system. LuWQ2013 - International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality: Reducing Effects of Agriculture. The Hague, the Netherlands, 10-13 June 2013.
  5. Boy, M., A. Menció i J. Mas-Pla (2013). Spring hydrology as an indicator of groundwater recharge quality in a nitrate polluted area (Osona Region, NE Spain). LuWQ2013 - International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality: Reducing Effects of Agriculture. The Hague, the Netherlands, 10-13 June 2013.
  6. Boy, M., B.T. Nolan, A. Menció i J. Mas-Pla (2013). Calibration and validation of a regression model for aquifer vulnerability to nitrate pollution in the Osona Region (NE Spain). LuWQ2013 - International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality: Reducing Effects of Agriculture. The Hague, the Netherlands, 10-13 June 2013.
  7. Mas-Pla, J., A. Menció, D. Brusi, C. Roqué, D. Soler, M. Zamorano, M. Boy, A. Folch i J.Bach (2013). Tracing aquifer recharge from large-scale regional flow Systems (Empordà Basin, NE Spain).  AIHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Joint Assembly “Knowledge for the Future”. Gothenburg, Suècia, 22-26 Juliol 2013.
  8. Mas-Pla, J., A. Menció, X. Garcia-Bernat, M. Galan,  J.Bach, A. Folch, M. Boy, C. Roqué, D. Soler, M. Zamorano i D. Brusi (2013). Estudio de la recarga en acuíferos mediante sistemas de flujo regional en base a datos hidrogeoquímicos e isotópicos (Cuenca del Empordà, NE España). VIII Congreso Argentino de Hidrogeología “Agua subterrània recurso estratégico”. La Plata, Argentina, 17-20 setembre 2013.
  9. Mas-Pla, J. (2013). Agua subterrània y cambio climático (Ponencia invitada). VIII Congreso Argentino de Hidrogeología “Agua subterránea recurso estratégico”. La Plata, Argentina, 17-20 setembre 2013,
  10. Folch, A., R. Puig, A. Menció, A. Soler i J. Mas-Pla (2013). Using isotopes (d18ONO3, d15NNO3, d18O, dD) to recognize groundwater quality alterations due to pumping in large scale aquifers. 10th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry. Budapest, 20-27 setembre 2013.
  11. Menció, A., M. Galan, A. Folch i J. Mas-Pla (2013). Application of environmental isotopes (d18O and dD) as tracers to determine stream water origin. 10th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry. Budapest, 20-27 setembre 2013.
  12. Anglès, M., Folch, A., Oms, O., Maestro, E. i J. Mas-Pla (2014). Groundwater hydrodynamics of ancient fan deltas: The case of Sant Llorenç del Munt Massif (NE Spain). EGU General Assembly 2014. Wien, 27 abril – 02 maig 2014. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16, EGU2014-6860.
  13. Mas-Pla, J. (2014). Valoración del documento “Esquema Provisional de Temas Importantes, EPTI” en los aspectos asociados al agua subterránea correspondiente al Distrito de Cuenca Fluvial de Cataluña” (Ponencia invitada). Jornada sobre “Las aguas subterráneas en los Esquemas Provisionales de Temas Importantes (EPTI)”. Organizat per Asociaciones de Hidrogeólogos españolas (CAS, AIH, AEH Y GEA-ANIM), MAGRAMA i IGME. Madrid, 7-8 maig 2014.
  14. Boy-Roura, M., B.T. Nolan, K.C. Cameron, H. Di, A. Menció, J. Mas-Pla (2014). Modelos de regresión para evaluar la vulnerabilidad de las aguas subterráneas a la contaminación por nitratos. II Congreso Ibérico de las Aguas Subterráneas, CIAS2014. València, 8-10 septiembre 2014.
  15. Soler, D., M. Zamorano, C. Roqué, A. Menció, M. Boy, J. Bach, D. Brusi i J. Mas-Pla (2014). Evaluación de la influencia de las estructuras tectónicas en la recarga del sistema hidrogeológico de la depresión del Alt Empordà (NE España) en base a datos hidroquímicos e isotópicos. II Congreso Ibérico de las Aguas Subterráneas, CIAS2014. València, 8-10 septiembre 2014.
  16. Bach, J., J. Mas-Pla, A. Menció, D. Brusi, D. Soler, M. Zamorano, C. Roqué, M. Boy, A. Folch, V. Moreno i L. Font (2014). Distribución de Radón-222 en el sistema acuífero del Empordà (NE España): Aportaciones al modelo de recarga regional. II Congreso Ibérico de las Aguas Subterráneas, CIAS2014. València, 8-10 septiembre 2014.
  17. Regàs, O., A. Menció i J. Mas-Pla (2014). Evaluación de la gestión del agua subterránea en acuíferos costeros mediante el uso del balance hídrico. II Congreso Ibérico de las Aguas Subterráneas, CIAS2014. València, 8-10 septiembre 2014.
  18. Re, V, E. Sacchi, N. El Amrani, A. Menció i J. Mas-Pla (2014). Groundwater salinization in the Bou-Areg coastal aquifer (N Morocco): the seawater contribution “with a pinch of salt”. International Association of  Hydrogeologists IAH, the  Moroccan Chapter - 41st IAH International Congress "Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies".  Marrakech,  September 15-19, 2014.
  19. Folch, A., A. Menció, J. Garcia, J. Bach, V. Galán, V. Rodellas, M. Cerdà i J. Mas-Pla (2014). Characterizing the importance of regional groundwater systems in the base flow of a Mediterranean stream using hydrochemistry, Ra and Rn isotopes. SCARCE: River Conservation Under Water Scarcity.  Integration of water quantity and quality in Iberian Rivers under global  change. 20-21 October 2014, Tarragona, Spain.
  20. Boy-Roura, M., B.T. Nolan, A. Menció, J. Mas-Pla, H. Di, K. Cameron (2014). Regression models to assess nitrate leaching and groundwater vulnerability: A study case in Spain. NZ Society of Soil Science Conference "Soil Science for Future Generations", 1-4 December 2014, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  21. M. Boy-Roura, B.T. Nolan, A. Menció, J. Mas-Pla, K. Cameron, H. Di (2105). Regression models to assess groundwater vulnerability: from experimental to regional scale. International Conference on "Groundwater Vulnerability - From Scientific Concept to Practical Application. Ustron, Poland 25-29 May 2015.
  22. Mas-Pla, J., A. Menció i M. Boy-Roura (2015). Analyzing trace element information from a regional hydrogeological system (Empordà basin, NE Spain). 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) – IAHS Symposia. Prague, Czeck Republic, Juin 22 – July 2, 2015. Abstract: IUGG-1857.
  23. Mas-Pla, J., A. Menció M. Boy-Roura, D. Soler, M. Zamorano, J. Bach, C. Roqué, D. Brusi (2015). Groundwater ages and hydrogeological dynamics in the Empordà basin (NE Spain). 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) – IAHS Symposia. Prague, Czeck Republic, Juin 22 – July 2, 2015. Abstract: IUGG-3058
  24. Menció, A.; Compte, J.; Boix, D.; Gich, F.; Quintana, X.D., Mas-Pla, J. (2015). El comportamiento hidrogeológico de las lagunas de la Pletera.  Análisis de la evolución hidroquímica de sus aguas. Segundas jornadas “El papel del agua subterránea en el funcionamiento de los humedales”. Organizadas por la AIH-GE. Girona, 26 y 27 de noviembre de 2015.
  25. Mas-Pla J, Boy-Roura M, Petrovic M, Villagrasa M, Lekunberri I Borrego C, Menció A, Brusi D, Marcè R (2016). Occurrence et devenir des polluants émergents (antibiotiques) dans un aquifère alluvial et leur influence sur les bactéries multi-résistantes (Bas-Fluvià, Catalogne). SHF: Les polluants émergents, de nouveaux défis pour la gestion des eaux souterraines, BRGM, Orléans, 19-20 mai 2016.
  26. Menció, A., J. Mas-Pla, F.X. de Quintana (2016). Using hydrochemistry, tracers and isotopes to analyze hydrogeological dynamics and eutrophication processes in coastal lagoons. EGU General Assembly, Viena, Austria, 17–22 April 2016. Abstract Book : EGU2016-17973
  27. Mas-Pla J, Borrego C, Lekunberri I, Villagrasa M, Boy-Roura M, Petrovic M, Fillol M, Menció A, Brusi D (2016). Exploring the origin and migration of antibiotics in aquifers to evaluate their impact on groundwater resources quality. Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - An International Conference Linking Science and Policy 2016. San Francisco, California, EUA, 28 - 30 June 2016. Abstract book, pg. 122.
  28. Mas-Pla J, Menció A, Boy-Roura M, Bach J, Folch A, Brusi D (2016). Characterization of agricultural nitrate pollution in a Mediterranean region: what should be the next step to deal with this environmental problem? Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - An International Conference Linking Science and Policy 2016. San Francisco, California, EUA, 28 - 30 June 2016. Abstract book, pg. 124.
  29. Le Gal La Salle C, Sassine L, Mas-Pla J, Boy-Roura M, Stump C, Kiecak A (2016). Fate and persistence of emerging contaminants and multi-resistant bacteria in the continuum surface water - groundwater (the PERSIST Project). Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - An International Conference Linking Science and Policy 2016. San Francisco, California, EUA, 28 - 30 June 2016. Abstract book, pg. 26.
  30. Soler D., Menció, A., Giménez, M., Zamorano, M., Brusi, D., Mas-Pla, J. (2016). Evaluación de la recarga en un acuífero aluvial mediante tomografía eléctrica (cuenca del río Onyar, NE España). 9ª Asamblea Hispano Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geofísica, Madrid, 28-30 junio 2016.
  31. Fillol M, Lekunberri I, Boy-Roura M, Gros M, Petrovic M, Borrego CM, Mas-Pla J (2016). Spatio-temporal dynamics of antibiotic pollution and its impact on the microbial resistome of groundwater in an alluvial aquifer. XVIII Congreso de la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología, Tortosa, 4-8 julio 2016.
  32. Menció, A., Mas-Pla J, Rovira L, Burgos C, de Quintana X  (2016). Analyzing the dependence of coastal lagoons on groundwater: the case of Pletera lagoons (NE, Spain). XXXIII Congress SIL (International Society of Limnology) 2016 – Torino, Itàlia, July 31 – August 5, 2016.
  33. Mas-Pla J, Menció A, Folch A, Boy-Roura M, Bach J, Brusi D (2016). Groundwater nitrate pollution and water scarcity: anticipating pressures as a means to define adaptive strategies. Groundwater and Society: 60 years of IAH - 43rd IAH Congress, Montpellier, France. 25-29th September, 2016. Abstract book : ISBN: 978-2-9554864-0-5. Abstract n°2171.
  34. Boy-Roura M., J. Mas-Pla, M. Petrovic, M. Gros, C.M. Borrego, I. Lekunberri, M. Fillol, A. Menció, D. Soler, D. Brusi (2016). Spatial and temporal evolution of antibiotics in the Baix Fluvià alluvial aquifer and its impact on groundwater resources quality. Groundwater and Society: 60 years of IAH - 43rd IAH Congress, Montpellier, France. 25-29th September, 2016. Abstract book : ISBN: 978-2-9554864-0-5. Abstract n°2192.
  35. Gros M., Boy-Roura M., Geli I., Domingo F., Petrovic M., Mas-Pla J. (2016). Occurrence and fate of antibiotics in soils fertilized with manure and evaluation of their persistence and potential to migrate to groundwater bodies. Groundwater and Society: 60 years of IAH - 43rd IAH Congress, Montpellier, France. 25-29th September, 2016. Abstract book : ISBN: 978-2-9554864-0-5. Abstract n°2229.
  36. Menció A., Hose G.C., Mas-Pla J., Boy-Roura M., Hernández M. (2016). Using stygofauna assemblages to analyze groundwater recharge effects in the Llobregat River Alluvial aquifer. Groundwater and Society: 60 years of IAH - 43rd IAH Congress, Montpellier, France. 25-29th September, 2016. Abstract book : ISBN: 978-2-9554864-0-5. Abstract n°2169.
  37. Hernández del Amo E., Menció, A., Mas-Pla J., Bañeras, L., Gich F. (2016). Which factors determine natural nirate attenuation processes ? Groundwater and Society: 60 years of IAH - 43rd IAH Congress, Montpellier, France. 25-29th September, 2016. Abstract book : ISBN: 978-2-9554864-0-5. Abstract n°2306.
  38. Kiecak A, Sassine L, Boy Roura M, Mas Pla J, Le Gal La Salle C, Elsner M, Stumpp C (2016). Estimation of sorption coefficients of selected pharmaceuticals in controlled laboratory experiments. Groundwater and Society: 60 years of IAH - 43rd IAH Congress, Montpellier, France. 25-29th September, 2016.
  39. Mas-Pla J, Menció A (2016). Generation of knowledge related to future climate : water resources. Final Conference-Workshop Climate Change Adaptation – Strategies, Actions and Challenges, projecte CLIMATE METROPOLE+ Initiative. Organitza Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona. 17 Novembre 2016.
  40. Mas-Pla J, Boy-Roura M, Menció A, Portell, L, Brusi D, Villagrasa M, Petrovic M, Gros M, Lekunberri I, Fillol M, Borrego C (2016). Interpretación de los resultados del estudio sobre la presencia y evolución de antibióticos en las aguas subterráneas del Baix Fluvià (Cuencas Internas) en el contexto de la planificación hidrológica. Actas del Congreso hispano-luso sobre las aguas subterráneas en el segundo ciclo de planificación hidrológica. Organiza AIH-GE. Madrid, 28 - 30 de noviembre de 2016.
  41. Mas-Pla, J. Participació en el col·loqui “Sistemes implementats en agricultura de precisió”. Jornada Drons a l'agricultura de precisió, Col·legi Oficial d'Enginyers Tècnics Agrícoles i Perits Agrícoles de Catalunya, Barcelona, 20 desembre 2016.
  42. Boy-Roura M, Mas-Pla J, Petrovic M, Gros M, Villagrasa M, Borrego CM, Lekunberri I, Fillol M, Menció A, Soler D, Brusi D (2017). Spatio-temporal variability of groundwater antibiotic pollution and multi-resistant bacteria in an agricultural area: the Baix Fluvià alluvial aquifer (NE Spain). LuWQ2017 - International and interdisciplinary conference on Land Use and Water Quality - Effect of Agriculture on the Environment, The Hague, The Netherland, 29 May - 1 June 2017. Abstract #92.
  43. Gros M, Boy-Roura M, Geli I, Domingo F, Mas-Pla J, Petrovic M (2017). Persistence and fate of veterinary antibiotics and pharmaceuticals in agricultural soils following manure amendment and evaluation of their potential to migrate to groundwater bodies. LuWQ2017 - International and interdisciplinary conference on Land Use and Water Quality - Effect of Agriculture on the Environment, The Hague, The Netherland, 29 May - 1 June 2017. Abstract #107.
  44. Menció, A., X.D. Quintana, J. Compte, J. Mas-Pla (2017). El patrimonio hidrogeológico de las marismas litorales: el caso de la Pletera (NE Cataluña). XII Reunión Nacional de la Comisión de Patrimonio Geológico, Sociedad Geológica de España. Maó, Menorca, 6-10 juny 2017.
  45. Le Gal La Salle, C.; Sassine, L.; Mas-Pla, J.; Boy Roura, M.; Kiecak, A.; Stumpp, C. (2017). Comprehensive study of fate and transport of pharmaceuticals in groundwater (PERSIST Project). 44th IAH Congress, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 28/09/2017.
  46. Mas-Pla J., Menció A. (2017). Valoración cualitativa de los efectos del cambio climático en la presencia de nitratos en diversos acuíferos en las Cuencas Internas de Catalunya. Congress on Groundwater and Global Change in the Western Mediterranean, Granada, Spain, 6-9 November 2017.
  47. Mas-Pla J. (2017). Efectos del cambio climático en los recursos hidrogeológicos en Cataluña: Aportaciones de los tres “informes del cambio climático” (2005, 2010, 2016). Congress on Groundwater and Global Change in the Western Mediterranean, Granada, Spain, 6-9 November 2017.
  48. Mas-Pla, J. (2018). Valoración del documento “Plan especial de actuación en situación de alerta y eventual sequía, Distrito de Cuenca Fluvial de Cataluña, 2016: Consideraciones al plan” (Ponencia invitada). Jornada sobre “La revisión del Plan Especial de Sequías (PES). Las aguas subterráneas antes, durante y después de los periodos de sequía”. Organizat per Asociaciones de Hidrogeólogos españolas (CAS, AIH, AEH) i IGME. Madrid, 19-20 març 2018.
  49. Mas-Pla J, Boy-Roura M, Gros M, Menció A, Brusi D, Petrovic M (2018). Hydrogeological behavior of antibiotics in groundwater: A challenge for water resources management. 2nd Water JPI Conference “Emerging Pollutants in Feshwater Ecosystems”, Organitzat per la JPI i la Academia de Finlandia. Helsinki, Finland, 6-7 June 2018.
  50. Mas-Pla J, Boy-Roura M, Gros M, Menció A, Brusi D, Petrovic M (2018). Hydrogeological behavior of antibiotics in groundwater: A challenge for water resources management. 2nd Water JPI Conference “Emerging Pollutants in Feshwater Ecosystems”, Organitzat per la JPI i la Academia de Finlandia. Helsinki, Finland, 6-7 June 2018.
  51. Menció, A., Mas-Pla, J. (2018). Challenges in environmental impact assessment of groundwater ecosystems: combining hydrogeological and biological information. Aqualife Meeting, Aquila (Italy), July 2018.
  52. Mas-Pla J, Gros M, Borrego C, Boy-Roura M, Fillol M, Menció A, Petrovic M (2018). Consideraciones sobre la presencia de antibióticos en aguas subterráneas y suelos. Congreso  Ibérico sobre  Agua Subterránea, Medio Ambiente, Salud y Patrimonio. Organitzat per la AIH-GE. Salamanca, 12-15 de noviembre de 2018.
  53. Mas-Pla, J. (2013). Compuestos emergentes en las aguas subterráneas y su incidencia en la salud (Ponencia invitada). Congreso  Ibérico sobre  Agua Subterránea, Medio Ambiente, Salud y Patrimonio. Organitzat per la AIH-GE. Salamanca, 12-15 de noviembre de 2018.