Tuesday, June 8, 2021
02:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Session: Plenary Session 4.2 Evaluation of the influence of main groundwater ions on arsenic removal by limestones at Zimapán, México

Dr. María Aurora Armienta Hernández is senior researcher at the Geophysics Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her investigations have determined groundwater contamination sources and geochemical processes involved on the environmental mobility of arsenic and heavy metals in various zones of Mexico. She developed methods to remediate contaminated water with native rocks. Her research also focuses on the geochemical processes, geochemical monitoring, and health hazards related to volcanic activity. Results of her studies have been used by the authorities to solve pollution problems. She has authored more than 180 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals and books. Dr. Armienta was the Mexican coordinator of the Iberoarsen network aimed to contribute to solve arsenic problems in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. She is Professor in the Earth Sciences Graduate Program at UNAM since 1989, and has advised 30 B.Sc. 21 M.Sc. and 12PhD. thesis, and conducted 43 short courses in various universities and mexican governmental institutions. She pertains to the TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of sciences in developing countries), and is General Assembly Chair of the International Medical Geology Association. She was awarded a National Research highest Level III by the National Science Council of Mexico, and the “Juana Ramírez de Asbaje” award to by UNAM. She was recognized by the Asociación Geohidrológica Mexicana for her academic and research trajectory, and as Earth Sciences teacher of the year by the Unión Geofísica Mexicana .

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Add to Agenda 08 June 2021 14:00 08 June 2021 14:30 Europe/Amsterdam Plenary Session 4.2 Evaluation of the influence of main groundwater ions on arsenic removal by limestones at Zimapán, México

Dr. María Aurora Armienta Hernández is senior researcher at the Geophysics Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her investigations have determined groundwater contamination sources and geochemical processes involved on the environmental mobility of arsenic and heavy metals in various zones of Mexico. She developed methods to remediate contaminated water with native rocks. Her research also focuses on the geochemical processes, geochemical monitoring, and health hazards related to volcanic activity. Results of her studies have been used by the authorities to solve pollution problems. She has authored more than 180 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals and books. Dr. Armienta was the Mexican coordinator of the Iberoarsen network aimed to contribute to solve arsenic problems in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. She is Professor in the Earth Sciences Graduate Program at UNAM since 1989, and has advised 30 B.Sc. 21 M.Sc. and 12PhD. thesis, and conducted 43 short courses in various universities and mexican governmental institutions. She pertains to the TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of sciences in developing countries), and is General Assembly Chair of the International Medical Geology Association. She was awarded a National Research highest Level III by the National Science Council of Mexico, and the “Juana Ramírez de Asbaje” award to by UNAM. She was recognized by the Asociación Geohidrológica Mexicana for her academic and research trajectory, and as Earth Sciences teacher of the year by the Unión Geofísica Mexicana .