The International Congress on law and water management: 'Water, roads, knowledge in the Iberian Peninsula from the Roman Empire to Muslim power', which takes place at the University Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), has held a field day, with visit to the session of the Tribunal de las Aguas and the Huerta of Valencia, on Thursday, May 22.
It's a scientific meeting that discusses the management of water and water resources in the Iberian Peninsula during ancient, Roman, Visigothic, and Muslim, from the field of structural and architectural development, as well as their legal status, jurisdiction and economic development.
The day has begun at 11.00 hours in the Casa Vestuario of the Tribunal de las Aguas, where delegates have been received by the director-general of the Water of the Generalitat Valenciana, José Alberto Comos, and the President of the Tribunal de las Aguas, Enrique Aguilar.
Advisory counsel to the Tribunal de las Aguas Javier Pastor has pronounced an explanatory talk on the ancient institution, its history and performance, and has guided to Congressmen in his visit to the plenary session of the Tribunal. Also, the professor at the free University of Berlin, Dr. Ignacio Czeghun, scientific director of the Congress, has signed in the book of visits of the Tribunal.
In the afternoon, at the Palacio de Colomina, Professor Luis Pablo Martínez, inspector of heritage furniture of the Generalitat Valenciana, gave a lecture on the Tribunal de las Aguas. While Professor of the University of Valencia Josep Torró Abad has spoken about the management of the agricultural space in the Muslim period in Valencia.
After the conferences, there has been a guided visit to the Huerta Museum (in Almàssera) and to the Agromuseo of Vera (in Alboraya), both in the area of influence of the Acequia Rascanya, so that researchers could visit the Huerta of Valencia and taste a product typical as it is the horchata de chufa.