On 11 February 2011, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 65/154, decided to proclaim 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation. Resolution 65/154 calls on the United Nations system and all other actors to take advantage of the Year to promote actions at all levels, including through international cooperation, as appropriate, aimed at the achievement of the internationally agreed on water-related goals contained in Agenda 21, the Programme for the further Implementation of Agenda 21, the United Nations Millennium Declaration and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, as well as to increase awareness of their importance.
On the 19th, The World Council of Civil Engineers presents in UN headquarters in New York the first of three monographs which publishes in collaboration with UN-Water and AQUAE Foundation. Follow the presentation live on our website. Time: 1:15 p.m. (NY) 7:15 p.m. (Spain).
On late September, we were honoured by UN Water to become its partner member. We expect a fruitful collaboration from such partnership and from any other UN Water partners we will contact in UN Water fostered meetings.
On Tuesday, September 26 has been happily opened the supply to rural communities of La Reforma and La Sabana of Botados, and Monte Plata's neighbourhood. All belong to the province of Monte Plata, the second poorest in the Dominican Republic. With regard to water supply, the 2008 Human Development Report of UNDP, puts the province as having greater need for water in households nationally (71%).
The promoter has been the WCCE-World Council of Civil Engineers and the CEZOPAS Implementing Agent (Social Pastoral Zonal Center).
On September 9, 2013 the representatives of seven associations dealing with different aspects of water issues held a meeting in Chengdu, China to discuss ways to collaborate on ways to enhance water security around the world. The seven associations represented in the meeting were:
- International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
- International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
- International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)
- International Water Resources Association (IWRA)
- International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)
- World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER)
At the conclusion of the meeting the Presidents of these seven associations signed a Declaration on Water Security, stating the goals of their collaboration. Those at the meeting agreed to continue collaborating as a working group towards the goals of the pdf Water Security Declaration .