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!


'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award

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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Proposed goals and targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 agenda now available

In preparation for the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) informal consultations 9 to 11 June 2014, an initial zero draft of the proposed goals and targets has been made available.

The priority target has been suggested as the eradication of poverty, the biggest global challenge facing the world today. The draft contains 17 proposed goals to be attained by 2030, including secure water and sanitation for all for a sustainable world.

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