IPAISAL –  Institute of Saltscapes and Salt Heritage

Welcome to the website of the Institute of Saltscapes and Salt Heritage – IPAISAL ! Here you will find the latest news about our activities, events and publications, links to salt-related organizations and get to know our team. You can also follow us on social media (facebook and twitter) for other salty news and events and of course contact us whenever you like. A warm and salty welcome!



Katia Hueso Kortekaas is a MSc in biology from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and a PhD in Society and Culture from the University of Barcelona. She has worked since 1994 as a consultant on environmental and local development projects in various countries in Europe, America and Africa. Since 2002, she coordinates the Institute of Saltscapes and Salt Heritage / IPAISAL. She regularly participates in national and international events on nature, environment and cultural heritage as a speaker and has authored numerous publications. She is also an adjunct professor at ICAI/Universidad Pontificia Comillas, where she leads research projects related to the sustainable production of salt. In her free time, she likes to be in contact with nature, reading and slow travel.

Jesús-F. Carrasco Vayá is a sociologist from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has master level training in cooperativism, distance education and publishing. He has more than forty years' experience as a consultant in local development, rural entrepreneurship, and human resources training, both in Spain and Latin America, with experience in European-funded projects. Since 2002 he has been Secretary of the Institute of Saltscapes and Salt Heritage / IPAISAL and editor of the journal El Alfolí. He participates in and coordinates national and international events on salt heritage and organises salt tastings. He is a history buff and spends his free time engraving and writing.

IPAISAL colabora regularmente con otros profesionales (biólogos, arquitectos, geólogos, historiadores y, por supuesto, salineros), a la medida de los proyectos que desarrolla.