II HUNGARIAN–TURKISH BALNEAOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM APRIL 2005.
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The International Society of Hydrothermal Techniques was founded over forty years ago, with the principal aim of promoting, in all countries, the study and research into the applications of hydrothermal techniques, within different scientific disciplines such as engineering, climatology, architecture, economy, geology and biology, amongst others.
The aim with which this society was founded is increasingly relevant on a global level. International organisations and governments have highlighted that one of the greatest challenges faced by humankind is the rational use of our planet’s water resources, and amongst these water resources, thermal and mineral waters are of unique importance.
It is estimated that over fifty million people use thermal water for strictly curative purposes each year, and many millions more enjoy these waters in the so-called “wellness” centres. Whole cities have been built around spas, contributing to the development of cultures, serving as a connection between different generations. The great variety of thermal waters makes it possible to claim that there is no country in the world without thermal water, and that there are no two identical thermal waters.
The SITH’s aim is to favour research, share information between countries and professionals, and to publish and promote collaboration between different organisations linked to the hydrothermal world. Ultimately the aim of this Society is to help people achieve a better quality of life by using one of oldest medical techniques that exist, hydrothermal treatment.
The SITH was founded in 1959 by people from different countries who shared a wish to develop the uses of thermal waters. Conventions have been held in many countries across the continents: Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Iran and Mexico.
The SITH is a non-governmental non-profit association that dedicates all its resources to the achievement of its foundational objectives. The central office is located in Spain at present, and the organisation is structured around the national sections in each country, sections which are the basic framework of the organisation on a worldwide basis.