IAH - IAH italina chapter - Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II - Università degli Studi di Padova - Università degli Studi della Tuscia - Ferrarelle SpA
Topics and Sessions

Keynote Lectures




Topic 1:
Hydrochemical review of the Italian thermal springs: from the reservoirs to their use.

Prof. Orlando Vaselli


Orlando Vaselli Orlando Vaselli is Professor in Geochemistry and Volcanology the University of Florence (Italy). He focuses his research and teaching on geochemistry, volcanology, environmental geochemistry and geothermics.
Vaselli had/has several collaborations with research institutes in these fields, such as Dept. of Geochemistry and Petrology of Budapest University (Hungary), Royal Society of London (Department of Geological Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London), CNR-National Research Council of Italy, UNESCO.
He currently lectures at the M.S. and B.A. in Geological Sciences of the University of Florence (Italy) and at national and international schools in geochemical methods and geothermal exploration. He authored more than 200 papers published in national and international journals.


Topic 2:
Which actions and schemes to quantitatively and qualitatively protect Natural Mineral Waters?

Dr Patrick Lachassagne


Patrick Lachassagne Patrick Lachassagne is Doctor in Quantitative Hydrology and Hydrogeology from the Paris School of Mines and graduated with a Professorial Level from the Montpellier University. As "Water Resources Science and Expertise Team Leader" since 2017, he is in charge of improving the knowledge about the structure and hydrogeological functioning of mineral waters bottled worldwide by Danone Waters.
For 9 years he managed, defined and implemented Protection Policies for the Natural Mineral Water springs of the Danone Company in France (Evian, Volvic, Badoit and La Salvetat).
Patrick Lachassagne was before, for about 20 years, a researcher and the head of a Research Unit in hydrogeology at BRGM’s Water Division. He is the author of several peer reviewed scientific papers in the field of hydrogeology, dealing with complex aquifers (hard rock, volcanic, thermal and mineral aquifers).
He is Secretary of the French Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.


Topic 3:
Natural mineral and spring waters: turning today's challenges into opportunities'

Dr Patricia Fosselard


Patricia Fosselard Patricia Fosselard is Secretary General of the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW), which she has been managing since 2005 from its Brussels base. EFBW is the voice of the bottled water industry, representing more than 550 natural mineral and spring water producers in Europe. In addition, Ms. Fosselard is also a Board member of the International Council of Bottled Water Associations (ICBWA).
A qualified lawyer, Ms. Fosselard's educational background includes a degree in law and a post graduate diploma in European law. She is a member of the Brussels Bar, where she practised European and trade law for seven years. After that she joined Spadel, the leading Benelux natural mineral water producer, as in-house lawyer.


Topic 4:
Balneology and thermal clusters: an old science with new algorithms for health care

Prof. Umberto Solimene


Umberto Solimene Umberto Solimene is Professor of Medical Therapy and Thermal Medicine, at the Medical School of the State University of Milan (Italy) (under contract) past Director of the Medical Postgraduate School for Balneology and Director of Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine of the WHO. He’s President of the World Federation for Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy (FEMTEC), NGO in official relations to WHO.
Umberto Solimene is President of the European Association of Medical Wellness (AEMB) and Director of the FEMTEC –RMAT International training center for spa management in Moscow. He's coordinator of the Double degree in Economy of Tourism (University Bicocca of Milan -International Russian Academy for Tourism).
Solimene is editor in Chief of on online journal "Thermae & Spa Medicine" and author of more than 350 publications in the field of medical Hydrotherapy and Bioclimatology and Complementary Medicine. Member of many International Scientific Academies.