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A Side-Event to the Congress is organized in close cooperation with section of IAPG-Portugal to run during the school year of 2018/19 at the beginning of September 2018. It aims to promote Geoethics and responsible Groundwater management awareness among students and teachers in secondary schools in Portugal and at the level of school class.


This proposal takes advantage of the recent legal framework that allows Secondary Schools free choice for a part of the syllabus. The outcome is a contest of 3‑minute digital videos in free common format produced by the students under the teacher’s supervision. A previous registration of each team by a responsible teacher is required, to be made by 15 january 2019 through the webpage of the Side-Event in the Congress website. The contents of videos are a free choice and may cover scientific, humanistic or artistic issues related to groundwater, in any combination, favouring transdisciplinary thought and emotional involvement on the themes of the congress. The deadline for videos submission and for written memories describing the work and identifying the participants, will be 31 May 2019.


Three best videos will be selected by a jury by July 2019. Those teams will be invited to attend a Special Session during GEOETH&GWM’20 on 2020. Awards will be announced during the Special Session. Patrons for educational individual prizes for students of the winning school classes, one or two teachers involved per class and the corresponding secondary school will be more than welcome and will have the deserved merit. A selection of the best videos will be published online in the Congress website.

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