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. 

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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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RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua

Best practices and innovative research to solve Iberoamerica water issues.

RIBAGUA is a joint journal edited between IAHR - International Association of Hydroenvironmental Resources and WCCE  - World Council of Civil Engineers 

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Frequency and format: 2 online issues per year. Hard copies can be requested on demand.

Submission languages: Spanish and Portuguese 

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2014 UN-Water Annual Conference Report

UN- Water has launched its 2014 UN-Water Annual Conference Report, “Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability”, Such report summarizes the  presentations and debates during the UN-Water Annual Zaragoza Conference 2014, which took place on 13-16 January of 2014.

Preparatory to World Water Day 2014, it focused on the nexus of water and energy. It was jointly organized by the UN University (UNU), UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and in partnership with WCCE, UNESCO, UNECE, WB, UNEP, WWAP, UNESCAP, Aquafed, WfWP, ICLEI, the Spanish Government, the Ebro River Basin Authority and the Municipality of Zaragoza.

The main target of this conference examined how partnerships could help in developing appropriate responses and managing tradeoffs, identifying synergies, and maximizing co-benefits for water and for energy, securing equitable access, efficiency and sustainability.

Check the full report here.

Water for life- Voices project

The ’Water for Life’ Decade ends in 2015. The Decade has seen the recognition of the human right to water and sanitation and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water well in advance of the 2015 deadline.

To celebrate the end of the Decade, the United Nations Headquarters in New York will welcome these global voices. Taking place on World Water Day, 22 March 2015, an exhibition is planned to reflect on the successes of the ’Water for Life’ Decade, especially in relation to the Millennium Development Goals, while also looking to the post-2015 development agenda. Your voices will speak directly to UN delegates and guests. We’d like as many voices as possible to reach the delegates who will attend World Water Day in New York! We would be grateful if you could also help us publicise this campaign and bring together the voices of all those who do not have access to the web.

>> More information about the Water for Life Voices campaign
>> Submit your Voice!