Date: 14 January 2015
Place: Confederación Hidrográfica del Ebro, Paseo de Sagasta 24, Zaragoza
Convener: World Council of Civil Engineers, Fundación Aquae, CODIA
Water and energy inter-relations in Ibero-America are diverse, complex and intense. Current trends suggest that this interdependence will be subject to increased stress in the future mainly because of population growth and urbanization; increasing economic growth; competition for water in river basins with concentrated economic development; and tendencies towards increasing the water intensity of energy production and the energy intensity of water provision for different uses – all this in the context of climate change.
The side event will focus on the Ibero-American Water Directors Conference (CODIA) and its activities, analyzing the experiences on water management and innovation, and the R&D needs related to water and energy.
During this side event, speakers from governments will present the main challenges and opportunities for water management in Ibero-America in relation to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first part of the side event will introduce the CODIA and activities. The second part will be a panel discussing the experiences on water and energy management and innovation. Finally, there will be a brief presentation of the Monograph on Water and Energy delivered by WCCE Aquae Foundation and UNW-DPAC.
Participants invited include Liana Ardiles, Director General of Water; Ramiro Aurín, Associate Editor RIBAGUA; Manuel Omedas, Head of the Planning Office of CH Ebro; Vicente Andreu, president of the ANA, Brazil; José Elias Chedid Abraham, Director General of the Agency of Lerma Santiago Pacific, Mexico; César Lanza, Tecnova Director, Technical Committee Water, Energy and Environment CICCP, Spain; Josefina Maestu, Director of the United Nations Office to Support the. Water Decade; Angel Simón, President AQUAE Foundation; Thomas Á. Sancho, President WCCE.
>> Technical visit: La Cartuja
>> Technical visit: The Ebro River Basin Authority and its Automatic System for Hydrologic Information (SAIH)
>> Technical visit: Expo + Water Park
>> New sources: Wastewater reuse
>> Local level actions in decentralized water solidarity towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
>> Water Footprint Assessment
>> Technological advances and Water Policy
>> Cultivando Agua Boa Programme
>> CODIA and water and energy in LAC
>> The fulfillment of the human right to water and sanitation
>> Conference daily
>> Conference Communications Report
>> Discussion forum
>> Information briefs on Water and Sustainable Development
>> Interviewing conference participants
>> Overview Papers
>> Presentations from participants
>> Session Reports
>> Tool Papers
>> Twitter Activity Report
>> Video recording of sessions
>> Video interviews with conference participants