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Integrated Water Resources Management Worldwide. Spain's Case Study …

Integrated Water Resources Management Worldwide. Spain's Case Study
Tomas Sancho, chairman of Water Standing Committee WCCE

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  • Conforme a la reglamentación en vigor, los Consejos de Cuenca tienen la siguiente estructura: (Click 1) Son presididos por el Director General de la Comisión Nacional del Agua, quién cuenta con voz y voto de calidad. Participan con voz y voto los Titulares de los Gobiernos Estatales que forman parte del territorio de cada cuenca en que se ha constituído un Consejo. Participan cuando menos en igual número que los vocales gubernamentales, con voz y voto, un representante de los distintos usos del agua que son elegidos previamente en Asambleas de Usuarios. Forman parte de los Consejos invitados con voz, pero sin voto, que son los representantes de las ONG·s, Instituciones Académicas, Asociaciones y Colegios de Profesionales y otros representantes que pueden contribuir a la solución de los problemas que se analizan en cada cuenca. El Consejo cuenta con un secretario Técnico, designado por el Presidente del Consejo, con voz, pero sin voto. (Click 2) Los Consejos de Cuenca para ser operativos descansan en varios grupos con funciones especificadas que se encuentran señaladas en unas Reglas Generales de organización y Funcionamiento. El Grupo más importante es el de Seguimiento y Evaluación porque en él se encuentran representadas todas las partes, sesiona regularmente mensual o bimestralmente y es el responsable de reunir las informaciones necesarias, analizarlas y proponer al Consejo las decisiones y acuerdos ejecutivos que debe de tomar. También existen grupos especializados y Comités de Usuarios, tanto regionales como estatales que son los encargados de transmitir a sus representados las decisiones y las informaciones del Consejo de Cuenca. En el futuro cada Consejo de Cuenca tendrá un Centro de Información y de Consulta del Agua que tendrá la misión de resolver las necesidades de datos e informaciones que son necesarias para darle sentido a la participación social.
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    1. <ul><li>Tomás A. Sancho </li></ul><ul><li>WCCE - Vicepresident </li></ul><ul><li>President Standing Committee on Water </li></ul>INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF WATER WORLDWIDE AND IN SPAIN. RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT IN SPAIN River Basin Study Visit in Spain: 24-28 May 2010
    2. / GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><ul><li>1.- WORLWIDE VISION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.- SPANISH CASE OF STUDY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nothing, no one can replace the political will of each country </li></ul><ul><li>We speak from our own experience, developed to deal with our problems and needs </li></ul>
    3. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>THINKING ABOUT IT CAREFULLY AT FIRST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IN THE CROSSROADS OF WATER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20th Century: New vision on water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20th Century : Population x6, Consumption x24 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20th Century : Deterioration of freshwater quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WATER IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water contributes to social and economic developement (irrigation, energy, industrial use) and quality life for all mankind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Without improved access to freshwater and sanitation water, the overarching goal of poverty reduction cannot be achieved. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WE ARE NOW IN A NEW AGE: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPEMENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHAT PRINCIPLES, IDEAS, AND ACTIONS ARE VALID NOW? </li></ul></ul>
    4. <ul><li>A VIEW WORLWIDE </li></ul><ul><li>Managers, whether in the government or private sectors, </li></ul><ul><li>have to make difficult decisions on water allocation. They have to apportion diminishing supplies between ever-increasing demands </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic and climatic changes further increase the stress on water resources. The traditional fragmented approach is no longer viable and a more holistic approach to water management is essential </li></ul><ul><li>The Integrated Water Resources Management ( IWRM ) approach has now been accepted internationally as the way forward for efficient, equitable and sustainable development and management of the world’s limited water resources and for coping with conflicting demands </li></ul>
    5. <ul><li>ACTUAL AND TARGET SUPPLY COVERAGE </li></ul><ul><li>WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION/ </li></ul><ul><li>DISTRIBUTION OF UNSERVED POPULATION </li></ul><ul><li>WATER AVAILABILITY AND POPULATION </li></ul><ul><li>Sorce: WHO/Unesco/UNICEF </li></ul>
    6. <ul><li>Fuente: Jamal Saghir, Director Energía, Transporte y Agua del World Bank, 2009 </li></ul>
    7. <ul><li>Fuente: Jamal Saghir, Director Energía, Transporte y Agua del World Bank 2009 </li></ul>
    8. Status Report on IWRM and Water Efficiency Plans for CSD16 UN-WATER (2008) <ul><li>Countries and regions have very different physical characteristics and are at very different stages in economic and social development: hence there is a need for approaches to be tailored to the individual circumstance of country and local region </li></ul><ul><li>This Report, compiled by UN-Water, aims to illustrate progress made on meeting the target to “Develop integrated water resources management and water efficiency plans by 2005, with support to developing countries, through actions at all levels” agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002 </li></ul>
    9. KEY CONCLUSIONS (I) <ul><li>Developed countries : They have advanced on almost all major issues, however, there is still much room for further improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Developing countries : There has been some recent improvement in the IWRM planning process at national level but much more needs to be done to implement the plans </li></ul><ul><li>There are many illustrations of the tangible benefits of implementing plans that have adopted the IWRM approach </li></ul><ul><li>Water efficiency : It is clear that many countries consider that plans that follow an IWRM approach automatically also include water efficiency measures </li></ul>
    10. KEY CONCLUSIONS (II) <ul><li>Recommendations : </li></ul><ul><li>The survey indicates that more emphasis is needed in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>• Countries, particularly those that are lagging behind, need to prioritise the development of IWRM and water efficiency measures, with the help of supporting agencies; </li></ul><ul><li>• Countries need to prioritise the implementation of policies and plans once they have been developed; </li></ul><ul><li>• Countries should establish roadmaps and financing strategies for the implementation of their plans with External Support Agencies (including the UN, donors and NGOs) providing support to countries, based on demand; </li></ul><ul><li>• Experiences in implementing IWRM should be evaluated, monitored and shared through global coordination mechanisms. This will require more work on indicators and follow-up processes that do not add an undue reporting burden on countries. </li></ul>
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    15. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><ul><li>1.- WORLWIDE VISION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.- SPANISH CASE OF STUDY </li></ul></ul>
    16. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>SPANISH WATER “BUILDING”: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RICH HISTORY AND HERITAGE ON WATER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REALITY MARKS: DEEP SPACE AND TEMPORARY IRREGULARITY IN WATER AVAILABILITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WATER ALWAYS HAS BEEN “AFFAIR OF STATE” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOUNDATIONS ON 19th CENTURY, STRUCTURE OF 20th CENTURY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EXTENSION OF THE BUILDING IN LAST THIRD 20th CENTURY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT HAS SURVIVED DIVERSE POLITICAL REGIMES AND IT HAS ENJOYED ACCEPTANCE AND SOCIAL SUPPORT </li></ul></ul>
    17. Obras históricas ACUEDUCTO DE SEGOVIA PRESA DE CORNALVO PRESA DE PROSERPINA
    18. Ámbito territorial de cuencas hidrográficas
    19. <ul><li>Real Decreto relativo a la organización de las Confederaciones Sindicales Hidrográficas (Páginas de la 1248 a 1253) </li></ul><ul><li>Real Decreto relativo a la formación de la Confederación Sindical Hidrográfica del Ebro (Páginas de la 123 a 1255) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GACETA DE MADRID Nº 65, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 de marzo de 1926 . </li></ul></ul>RIVER BASIN ORGANIZATIONS: FIRST IN THE WORLD
    20. october 2008 Space irregularity/Seasonal distribution of the run-off
    21. <ul><li>SPANISH WATER “BUILDING”: </li></ul><ul><li>MANTAINING THE PILLARS ABLE TO SUPPORT IT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LEGAL CERTAINTY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RIVER BASIN AUTHORITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USERS’ CORPORATIONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PARTICIPATORY MANAGEMENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WATER PLANNING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INVESTMENT IN HYDRAULIC INFRASTRUCTURES </li></ul></ul>
    22. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>FUNCTIONALITY, TODAY, OF SPANISH WATER BUILDING: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PROBLEMS REMAINING: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Droughts and floods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water bodies deteriorated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack, water Shortage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… (Declaration of Spanish Colegio de Caminos 2005) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEW REGULATION: EU WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE (WFD): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main objective: Good status of water (both chemical and ecological, surface bodies and groundwater) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keys : protection of ecosystems, hidrological planning (river basin), integrated management of water resources, economic analyses, public participation. </li></ul></ul>
    23. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>FUNCTIONALITY, TODAY, OF SPANISH WATER BUILDING (II): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LET’S FACE IT: WFD IS A REVOLUTION IF IT IS APPLIED DRASTICALLY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LET’S FACE IT: OUR REALITY IS NOT SOLVED ONLY WITH MORE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE DEMAND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OUR REALITY IS EXCEPTIONAL IN EU CONTEXT </li></ul></ul>COUNTRY INTERNAL/ POTENTIAL RESOURCES (hm3/year) TOTAL/ POTENTIAL DEMAND (hm3/year) EXPLOITATION INDEX CONSUMPTION INDEX ESPAÑA 111.186 / 88.949 35.323 / 20.784 0,40 0,23 FRANCE 185.000 / 148.000 39.657 / 7.044 0,27 0,05 ITALY 155.000 / 124.000 43.694 / 19.375 0,35 0,16 GREECE 52.550 / 42.040 7.285 / 5.212 0,17 0,12
    24. Humidity index in European Union-15
    25. INITIAL ANALYSIS OF WATER BODIES <ul><li>FIRST DIAGNOSIS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is left much to study and to classify </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending to fit together with exploitation systems! </li></ul></ul>SURE IN RISK RISK IN STUDY NO RISK TOTAL SURFACE BODIES 383 (10,77 %) 2.581 (72,56 %) 593 (16,67 %) 3.557 GROUNDWATER BODIES 133 (26,92 %) 222 (44,94 %) 139 (28,14 %) 494 TOTAL 516 (12,74%) 2.803 (69,19%) 732 (18,07 %) 4.051
    26. <ul><li>FUNCTIONALITY, TODAY, OF SPANISH WATER BUILDING (III): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BEAR OBJECTIVE e) WFD ( mitigating the effects of floods and droughts ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DON’T CONCEIVE “EX NOVO”THIS PROCESS ( TO CONCILIATE WITH SOCIOECONOMIC REALITY ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEED TO CONSIDER PRESENT RIVER BASIN PLANS, PLANS OF DROUGHTS MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC PLAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEED TO STUDY AND TO JUSTIFY EXCEPTIONS ZONE TO ZONE (NOT TO BE QUIJOTES) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REAL COMMITMENT WITH ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT </li></ul></ul>
    27. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>FUNCTIONALITY, TODAY, OF SPANISH WATER BUILDING (IV): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OTHER DANGERS TO DRAW FOR : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forgetfulness art. 130 CE (to take care of modernization and development agriculture and cattle ranch, special treatment zones of mountain) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonización de las infraestructuras hidráulicas (regulaciones, trasvases) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional missappropiation of water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear to change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Privatization of water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of consideration and balance between the three faces of the sustainable development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of scientific and technical objectivity in the process </li></ul></ul></ul>
    28. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>REJUVENATING THE WATER BUILDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FIRST PROPOSAL: FROM THE INTENSIVE USE OF PRODUCTS AND RESOURCES TO THE SEARCH OF THE POSITIVE IMPACTS (WORLD WATWER FORUM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C overing the basic necessities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancing the status of aquatic ecosystems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S haring the hydric resources equitably </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing risk situations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning to value water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the knowledge bases on the water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the economic development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NECESSARY EVALUATION OF THE IMPACTS </li></ul></ul>
    29. october 2008 El enfoque de las organizaciones del gobierno Human resources Budget (...) Grant water rights Building infrastructures (...) Number of water plants Number of grants (...) Future generations / Economic development (...) The governance focus How to pursue the goals? Increasing resources, projects are made but… have they influence in the impacts? Beginning with the impacts, why not? After that we can establish the resources, activities and products we need R esources A ctivities P roducts I mpacts
    30. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>REJUVENATING THE WATER BUILDING (II) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SECOND PROPOSAL: FROM the GOVERNMENT TO the GOVERNANCE (Reach and sense of the participation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is going to have shock between maximization economic development, and its location, and the environmental necessities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associated conflicts between users, different levels from government, and governments and users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The essential paper of the users (7,000 Communities of Users in Spain, and the new actors) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NECESSARY TO GO AHEAD TO “THE TRAGEDY OF COMMON” AND THE CONFLICTS </li></ul></ul>
    31. How to complement government and governance? Central Govern Companies (water treatment and supply, building...) Users (irrigation, fish farm, hydro energy, industrial...) Regional and local Governs Civil society (NGOs, citizens, universities...) R esources A ctivities P roducts R esources A ctivities P roducts R esources A ctivities P roducts R esorces A ctivities P roducts R esources A ctivities P roducts I mpacts
    32. Differences of emphasis: government and governability Government... ... Governance <ul><li>Focussed on resources, activities, products... </li></ul><ul><li>Focussed on impacts ... </li></ul><ul><li>Intraorganizational principles: efficiency, legality, (...) </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of governability (interorganizational): participation, cooperation, transparency, right and honest conduct, (...) </li></ul><ul><li>An only actor : the government (federal, state, municipal) </li></ul><ul><li>Several actors: users, NGOs, citizens, companies, politicians and civil employees (federal., state, municipalities) </li></ul>
    33. Users Tribunal de las Aguas 998 Users communities Centuries Water Commissioner Regional Governments Confederaciones Hidrográficas (River Basin Organizations) Government FROM DOWN TO UP: FROM THE USERS TO THE GOVERNMENT Spain 998-2000 1985 1985 1926 1959 1978 SOME KEYS OF WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN SPAIN
    34. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>REJUVENATING THE WATER BUILDING (III): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>THIRD PROPOSAL: NEW NATIONAL PLAN OF WATER QUALITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>37% of the population in sensible zones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example of the Integral Plan of Water Quality of the Tajo river (necessary 822 new water treatment plants) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOURTH PROPOSAL: NEW FEATURES FOR NEW HIDROLOGIC PLANS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participation: to value necessity, potentiality and reach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stretching the demands (guarantee 100% for the basic ones) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to recovery costs without social affections </li></ul></ul></ul>
    35. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>REJUVENATING THE WATER BUILDING (IV): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FIFTH PROPOSAL: TO STRENGTHEN THE RIVER BASIN ORGANIZATIONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Essential part of our water building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suitable channel for decentralization and participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reaching agreements and co-decision with main actors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary authority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integral Management by river basins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resolution of conflicts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New abilities: activation, orquestación, modulation </li></ul></ul></ul>
    36. Users participation in Spain Users Communities General Users Communities W I E O ater supply rrigation nergy thers W I E O Users Assembly Exploitation Joints Com. for Water Discharges Water C ouncil Govern B oard W I E O W I E O W I E O Only Government Participation Leyenda By Electión Direct incorporation
    37. LA GESTIÓN INTEGRADA Y LOS ORGANISMOS DE CUENCA october 2008
    38. General interest Specific interest Indirectly involved Directly involved Degree interest and of implication with the management of a collective good
    39. Distribution of competences between actors Actors The competences are clearly distributed between the diverse actors Administrative Authority (water rights and sanctions) Planning Law & rules Main infrastructures (building, operation and maintenance) Basin Management Conflicts management Ministry (DG AGUA) + National Water Council OC (Comisaría de Aguas) OC (Consejo del Agua) Ministry (DG AGUA) + OC + Juntas de obra OC (J. Explotación y C. Desembalse) + Orgs users OC (J. Explotación y C. Desembalse) + Orgs usuarios Competences Only Government Participation Colour legend OC= River Basin Organization CC= Water Council of the Basin
    40. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>REJUVENATING THE WATER BUILDING (V) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SIXTH PROPOSAL: SPECIFIC PLAN OF R+D+i </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Own Strategy Ministry of Environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination with Regional Adminsitrations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To improve available techniques and technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approaching the companies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Destinig 1,5% of total investment (Ministry >100 M€) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEVENTH PROPOSAL: EXCHANGING WATER RIGHTS AND INTRODUCING WATER BANKS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combining with stretching demands (not for essential uses) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preponderant paper of the irrigation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not to confuse priorities! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>AS A CONCLUSION (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the crossroads: We must maintain, rehabilitate and harness spanish water building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WFD shows the future: sustanaible development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Spain, in addition to environmental dimension, will have exceptions not to create socioeconomic problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participation is not a fashion: it is a necessity. With the same intensity? Neither all people nor in all questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water planning is essential, joined with territorial arrangement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>River Basin Organizations: if they did not exist… would be necessary to invent them! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    42. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><li>AS A CONCLUSION (II) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interchange of water rights is very important to solve problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take into account environmental aspects is not a fashion, but a necessity either: risk of exhausting resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It’s positive t o integrate the economy in the sector of the water, but without forgetting that primarily we spoke of a public good of general interest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Essential to maintain a high level of professionalism and technique. Serious and rigorous data and studies will lead to serious and rigorous decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment and challenge for the professional sector around the water! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    43. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL <ul><ul><li>WCCE AND ITS STANDING COMMITTEE ON WATER </li></ul></ul>
    44. <ul><li>SCoW MUST BE RELATED TO WCCE MAIN OBJECTIVES: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To improve living conditions for all mankind” </li></ul><ul><li>“ To design sustainable solutions able to deal with the need of infraestructures demanded by society” </li></ul><ul><li>WATER IS LIFE, but it isn´t in the place & the time we want. There are many problems around water </li></ul><ul><li>CIVIL ENGINEERS ARE PART OF THE SOLUTION: Not the only ones, but really very important </li></ul><ul><li>Thus We want to be LEADERS in solving water problems around the world </li></ul>STANDING COMMITTEE ON WATER
    45. PURPOSE: <ul><li>PROMOTE THE ROLE OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERS WITHIN THE GLOBAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL DISCUSSION OF WATER AND RELATED LAND RESOURCES IN ORDER TO: </li></ul><ul><li>ENSURE UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO WATER </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>SUPPLY WATER </li></ul><ul><li>FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPEMENT </li></ul>STANDING COMMITTEE ON WATER
    46. ACTIVITIES: <ul><li>1. Establish a forum for discussion of water related topics through industry organizations, governments, NGOs, other professions and civil engineers </li></ul><ul><li>2. Promote the use of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approaches </li></ul><ul><li>3. Promote the use of technology and technology transfer </li></ul><ul><li>4. Training and capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>5. Promote transparency and participation a s guiding principles for all aspects of water governance </li></ul><ul><li>6. Promote fair competition and accountable implementation of water projects </li></ul><ul><li>7. Collaborate on advancing MDG’s </li></ul>STANDING COMMITTEE ON WATER
    47. october 2008 GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DEL MEDIO FLUVIAL THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Tomás A. Sancho Bussiness Office: SERS Consultores en Ingeniería y Arquitectura C) Bremen 17 Bajo D 28028 Madrid (Spain) [email_address] Phone: 00 34 91 725 99 57 Cellular: 00 34 639 755 464

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