Water is critical to all aspects of development. The IDB Sustainability Roundtable will provide a forum for leaders working in Latin America and the Caribbean to explore emerging challenges and share new approaches to integrated water resources management.

The event will also be available via webcast. Look for final agenda and speakers soon.

Lunch will be served

Technical Coordinator: Melissa Costa | (202) 623-1562 | 

Nexus thinking is a new way of thinking that recognises the crucial interdependence of water, energy and food -- a relationship that forms the core of the Environment Nexus project. This new IIEA video explores the deep interconnections between the three essential resources and highlights the need for nexus thinking to help meet the world's needs, as it grows from 7 to 9 billion by 2050.


Rios is a free and open source software tool to help designing cost-effective investments in watershed services.

Rios provides a standardized, science-based approach to watershed management in contexts throughout the world. It combines biophysical, social and economic data to help users identify the best locations for protection and restoration activities in order to maximize the ecological return on investment, within the bounds of what is socially and politically feasible.

The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators will host the Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference on March 3-7, 2014 to examine the thoughts and actions related to a nexus approach. The co-Directors of the conference will be Jamie Bartram, Director of The Water Institute, and Felix Dodds, Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute, with support from an International Advisory Committee.

The overall objective of the project is to support Cuba’s adaptation to climate change by improving the country's long-term food security, and so contributing to the country's sustainable economic and social development. To this aim, the project will include:

* The identification and alleviation of climate change impacts, which affect major national food production and agricultural systems.

* The promotion of good/best practices and provision of useful and accessible information which eventually help farmers produce food in a sustainable manner.

Los participantes al tercer seminario RALCEA, Puntos focales o Centros de Excelencia, 17-23 Marzo 2013

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Check out what is being organized worldwide for this important day!

Check important water facts!

Durante el taller se estan identificando y analizando las necesidades de los gobiernos de America Latina y Cuba en el sector de Calidad de Agua y Saneamiento. Los centros de excelencia RALCEA y los Puntos Focales de RALCEA (representantes de gobiernos latino-americanos en el sector del Agua) discuten sobre necesidades y ofertas a nivel de capacitacion y priorizacion de proyectos en el sector.

Los resultados se socializaran atraves de AQUAKNOW.


El Taller "Mapeo de Actores y Participación" de RALCEA está articulado en torno a la identificación de necesidades de los representantes gubernamentales de América Latina en el Sector del Agua. Estas necesidades concretas se discuten con los centros de excelencia de RALCEA con el objetivo de cubrir necesidades con respuestas concretas de los centros.