Past January 27th, WCCE Founding President José Medem Sanjuan passed away in Madrid, Spain. A visionary and a leader for a better world, and with the highest professional standards of the engineering profession, not only in Spain but throughout the world is his legacy. He was a teacher, mentor, professor, but mostly a friend, impacting and making a difference whether he became involved. Past President of the European Council of Civil Engineers ECCE, Past President of the European Federation of National Engineering Organizations FEANI, Past President of the World Federation of Engineering organizations WFEO, and Founding President of his last great project, the World Council of Civil Engineers, among the multiple professional organizations in which he was involved. A distinguished member of the PanAmerican Academy of Engineers since its foundation. He leaves us with a great legacy and path for all of us to follow.
2015 Annual Conference of UN-Water in Zaragoza. Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action. 15-17 January 2015- Side event.
Date: January 14, 2015
Time: 12: 30-17: 00
Location: Ebro River Basin premises, Paseo de Sagasta 24, Zaragoza
Coordinated by World Council of Civil Engineers, Aquae Foundation, CODIA
The interrelationships between water and energy in Latin America are diverse, complex and intense. Current trends suggest that this interdependence is subject to greater stress in the future, due to population growth and urbanization; economic growth; competition for water in watersheds with concentrated economic development; and trends toward increasing the intensity of water in energy production and energy intensity in the provision of water for different uses - all this in the context of climate change.
Engenheiro Armando Rito, The PhD in Civil Engineering received from the President of the World Council of Civil Engineers, Mr. Tomás Sancho, the Excellence Award for Civil Engineering of the World Council of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering National 2014 in recognition of his dense and fruitful career marked by perseverance, hard work, efficiency and entrepreneurship, what has been a very prominent figure in structural design.
We are proud to introduce the new WCCE initiative, the second report of our Water monographies series , Water & Energy presented on the occasion of our 9th General Assembly which took place in Lisbon on November the 25th. This initiative is published in collaboration with UN-Water and AQUAE Foundation and is published in English and Spanish.