WM - Water Monographies series

The World Council of Civil Engineers, the United Nations Office in Spain and Aqualogy Foundation signed an agreement to publish a series of monographs under the topics chosen annually to commemorate the "International Year of Water" declared by the UN in the 2013-2015 triennium. 

The initiative has been welcomed by several stakeholders including UN agencies which have presented their views on water related topics. Views expressed were non unanimous and even opposite, but have enriched the reader expressing pros and cons of each approach, being respectful with the other.


The monograph discusses, inter alia: the importance of water cooperation; regional and global cooperation; challenges for water, energy and waste cooperation; the human right to water and sanitation for all without discrimination and the need to address cooperation issues on a regular basis.


Water Monographies I - Water Cooperation

Water Monographies I - La cooperación en la esfera del Agua 


The monograph discusses, inter alia: the importance of the Water Energy Nexus; cross-border policy responses in the Water Energy Nexus, the role of UNIDO, knowledge challenges for addressing integrated water and energy policies and challenges, solutions and UN initiatives on the topic.


Water Monographies II: Water & Energy 

Water Monographies II: El binomio Agua - Energía


The monograph discusses, inter alia: the importance of the Water management in Sustainable Development, Risk Assesment for Water Systems for a Sutainable development of the Communities, Sustainable initiatives on the Water sector: the Water for Life Awards.


 Water Monographies III - Water and Sustainable Development

Water Monographies III - Agua y Desarrollo Sostenible



The monograph discusses, inter alia: the importance of the Water in Economy, Circular Economy and Water, Economic Analysis of Integrated Water Management Resource.


 Water Monographies IV - Water and Economy

Water Monographies IV - Agua y Economía




'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award (4)

The ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award is now accepting nominations for its 5th edition. The application period is open between 4 July and 15 September 2014. The theme is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, which mirrors that of World Water Day 2015.

The ‘Water for Life’ Best Practices Award aims to acknowledge and promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and related issues by 2015, by recognizing outstanding best practices that can ensure sustainable long-term management of water resources and help achieve the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

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Water & Energy Management and Innovation in Latin America

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.

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Water Monographies II: Water & Energy

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.

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