Arid and Semi Arid Development through Water Augmentation
Bus trip from Santiago Airport to Valparaiso bus terminal
The City of Valparaiso remains at 110 km or a 2 hour drive from Santiago de Chile Airport (“Arturo Merino Benitez”). As a result, a taxi drive will result too expensive for most participants. If you decide to take taxi, make sure you use an official taxi and pre-pay the ride if possible at the official taxi booth at the airport. Using the taximeter is an obligation in Chile, so it’s always a good idea to ask for “taxímetro”.
We do recommend, however, using the very reliable and safe public transport
from the Airport to Valparaiso. There is no direct bus line between both
points, so you need to change buses.
Since the airport and bus stations are busy places, please beware of your luggage at all times.
For any problems, you can phone for any emergency (only emergencies!):
Within business hours, you can phone CAZALAC offices:
ASADWA Organizing CommitteeView Bus trip from Santiago Airport to Valparaiso in a larger map.
The oral and poster sessions of the ASADWA International Conference will
be held at the central dependencies of the Pontificia Universidad Católica
de Valparaíso, located in the heart of the city of Valparaiso,
on a walking distance from the seaside and harbour, the downtown area,
and all mayor landmarks (such as the house of the famous Chilean poet
and Nobel prize winner for Literature, Pablo Neruda). For an overview
of what the city has to offer, please visit the Valparaiso
Valparaiso, UNESCO World Herritage Site.
We have the honor to organize this conference in one of the few UNESCO World Herritage Sites that target the whole city center.The colonial city of Valparaíso presents an excellent example of late 19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America. In its natural amphitheatre-like setting, the city is characterized by a vernacular urban fabric adapted to the hillsides that are dotted with a great variety of church spires. It contrasts with the geometrical layout utilized in the plain. The city has well preserved its interesting early industrial infrastructures, such as the numerous ‘elevators’ on the steep hillsides.
Valparaíso is an exceptional testimony to the early phase of globalisation in the late 19th century, when it became the leading merchant port on the sea routes of the Pacific coast of South America.