1st Latin American and Caribbean Young Water Professionals Conference

The Latinamerican & Caribbean YWP Conference 2018 will be the first YWP event in the region, bringing together young professionals from Latinamerican & Caribbean countries, including researchers, technologists, innovators, practitioners and undergraduate and graduate students. The objective is to exchange experiences and present innovative research aiming to solve water problems, in a framework of scientific and professional quality endorsed by the International Water Association (IWA). The main topic of our conference is Water Challenges and opportunities in Latin America & Caribbean where plenary sessions will look to encourage delegates to embrace such challenges to drives their research and work, as emerging water leaders on our region. Networking is an intention of the conference activities, where multidisciplinary Projects contest and exhibition, and cultural and technical activities will serve for professional ideas exchange and socializing; in addition to traditional oral and poster sessions.


  • Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
  • Water Governance
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Alternative Water Sources
  • Water Quality
  • Basins and Cities Interaction
  • Sustainable Industrial Water Management
  • Water & Politics
  • Water & Economics
  • Water Accessibility
  • Water Culture and Education
  • Climate Change and Water Resources
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Water Footprint & Virtual Water

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Ivan Moreno Andrade
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Aldo Ramírez
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores Mexico
Alec Torres
Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexico
Alejandro Vargas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexico
Carlos Quintal
Universidad Autónoma Mexico
Claudia Etchebehere
nstituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable Uruguay
David Jaison
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile
Edna Ríos
Universidad de Ciencias y Artes Mexico
Elías Razo
Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica Mexico
Fernando Perizza
UMSS Bolivia
Francisco Cervantes
Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica Mexico
Francisco Molina
Universidad de Antioquia Colombia
Frédéric Thalasso
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados- IPN Mexico
Germán Buitrón
Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexico
Germán Cuevas
Universidad de Guanajuato Mexico
Germán Dévora
Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora Mexico
Gladys Vidal
Universidad de Concepción Chile
Guillermo Quijano
Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexico
Hugo Méndez
Universidad de Guadalajara Mexico
Juan Sebastian Arcila
Universidad de Manizales Colombia
Julio Orantes
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Mexico
Liliana Borzacconi
Universidad de la República de Uruguay Uruguay
Lourdinha Florencio
Federal University of Pernambuco Brazil
Manuel Rodríguez
Universidad de los Andes Colombia
Marcelo Zaiat
Universidad de São Paulo Brazil
Marco Garzón
nstituto Politécnico Nacional Mexico
María Teresa Alarcón
Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzado Mexico
Mariana Villada
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Mexico
Martha Lacayo
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua Nicaragua
Nadia Rosa Gamboa
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Peru
Odalys Méndez
Aguas de la Habana Cuba
Nadia Rosa Gamboa
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Peru
Odalys Méndez
Aguas de la Habana Cuba
Oscar Monroy
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Mexico
Osvaldo Frutos
Universidad Nacional de Asunción Paraguay
Petia Mijaylova
Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua Mexico
Rafael Bastos
Universidade Federal de Vicosa Brazil
Rene Rangel
nstituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica Brazil
Reyes Sierra-Alvarez
The University of Arizona, USA United States Of America
Rolando Chamy
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile
Patricia Torres
Universidad del Valle Colombia