The Symposium will be held in Matera (Italy) which is a UNESCO World
Heritage site. It is the most outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte
settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adopted to its terrain and
ecosystem. The first inhabited zones dates from the Palaeolithic, while later
settlements illustrate a number of significant stages in human history. The Sassi
and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
comprises a complex of houses, churches, monasteries and hermitages built
into the natural caves of the Murgia.
Moreover Matera, has been awarded the title of the 2019 European Capital of
Culture in Italy. Basilicata and neighbouring regions of Southern Italy boast
many other beautiful and interesting sites for a relaxing vacation and/or cultural
• Abstracts submission
Abstract submission deadline will be on 31 December 2018.
• Abstracts acceptance decision
The Scientific Committee will examine them and take a decision concerning acceptance and type of
contribution (oral or poster) by the end of January 2019.
Further information will be soon available at http://www.irrigationmatera2019.com/.