The conference on Water, Development and Citizenship, organized by Documenta-European Institute for Training and Development-, are framed in a project carried out in Ecuador, funded by the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECI) and has also counted with the support and collaboration from the Government of Cantabria and from the Municipality of Santander at different stages.
Conference proposed an interesting debate among Water and Cooperation sector experts, and presented different projects launched by the AECID Water Fund, the Government of Cantabria through CIMA, The Alliance for Water, ECODES, Water Assessment and Advisory Global Network (WASA-GN), la Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua, La Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano and Documenta.
At the conference also participated PHDs, academics, researchers and students from the universities of Cantabria and Zaragoza, Cantabria Hydraulic Institute, the Chair of Cooperation COIBA, and the College La Almunia.
The objectives of the conference were: To share knowledge on water management from the academic, governmental and nongovernmental point of view, to promote innovative alliances and networks that enable new forms of inter-university cooperation and synergies among organizations at international. Finally, it offered a practical approach to management and resolution environmental conflicts, regarding water management, through a workshop.