WCCE launches its fourth edition of the Civil Engineering Excellence Awards. The first presentation of the Award was made in 2010 during our 5th General Assembly of WCCE. This fourth edition's awarding ceremony will be held during WCCE's 12th General Assembly to be held in Antalya, Turkey on the last quarter of 2017. Candidacy submissions are open until July 15th.
WCCE participated in 11th General Assembly of the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations (MENBO), held in Malta from 22 - 24 March 2017, through our Standing Committe on Water Chairman, Teodoro Estrela. The main themes addresed in this event regarded climate change adaptation at the basin level, the nexus between Water and Agriculture in the Mediterranean region and non-conventional water resources such as reuse and desalination.
WCCE participated in the meeting under the aegis of the partnership agreement signed on June 2016 between International Network of Basin Organizations INBO and WCCE. WCCE's contribution to the meeting was the presentation of IAHR-WCCE joint journals, JAWER - Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research and RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua, offering such publications to showcase MENBO members' initiatives compliant with each journal's scope.
On World Water Day, 22 March 2017, WWAP launched the 2017 edition of the World Water Development Report: ‘Wastewater, The Untapped Resource’. The main launch of the UN flagship report on the state of the world’s freshwater resources took place during the pivot event for World Water Day celebrations, co-organized by the Government of South Africa and UN-Water and the four lead agencies of World Water Day 2017 (UNEP, UN-HABITAT, UNU and WHO) in Durban, South Africa.
World Council of Civil Engineers and UNESCO join forces to promote engineering for sustainable development
A partnership agreement was signed on March 14th between the World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE) and UNESCO in order strengthen their collaboration. Their common efforts will focus on the integration of sustainability in engineering curriculum and accreditation of civil engineering education, and on the promotion of engineering in sustainable development.
The agreement was signed by Mr Alfonso Alberto González Fernández, President of WCCE, and Ms Blanca Elena Jiménez-Cisneros, Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme, representing Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO.
The Lisbon 21 World Forum on Water, Energy and Sustainable Development was held at the Geographic Society of Lisbon (Portugal) on October 24th and 25th, 2011. The Lisbon 21 World Forum was conceived as a proposal for bringing together institutions and civil society to raise general social awareness of the problems of sustainable development. The debate focused on Water and Energy and compared experiences on these two commodities over the last 20 years. More than 650 attendees participated at this event. It was structured as a central programme with eight round tables and five parallel sessions. Experts, institutions and businesses expounded their criteria and opinions. You can download the Lisbon 21 World Forum Executive Summary pdf here
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