Water reserves for the environment in Mexico: An initiative based on the evaluation of ecological flows in the basins of the country to guarantee national water security

Sergio A. Salinas-Rodríguez, Coordinador y Líder Temático de Agua, WWF-México   Water management is based on knowledge of water resources; which it means, the natural supply and demand of users in each hydrological basin. In the last century, many aquatic ecosystems have been lost or severely modified due to the intensive use of water for…

Health and Sustentability

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not just the absence of disease. Health is considered by the United Nations (UN) as the basis for the good functioning of society, so within the main 3 objectives of sustainable development which seek to sponsor a…

Comprehensive System for Ecological Management and Solid Waste Processing for the City of Monterrey

The sanitary filling better known as landfill is an engineered building site created for final solid waste disposal.  In this place we can find large areas of land where trenches are filled with waste under controlled procedures to minimize health hazards and environmental degradation. The decomposition process depends on the type of waste that it…

Sustainable mobility in the academic atmosphere, conference given by Bernardo Baranda

The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León through the office of investigation, innovation and sustainability hold the conference named “sustainable mobility in the academic atmosphere” the conference was given by M.I.C Bernardo Baranda Sepulveda, Latin-American Director of the Institute of Politics for Transport and Development. The conference was held at the Center for Internationalization on February…

UANL moves up in the GreenMetric World University Rankings for the fifth year in a row

According to the results given this last December the 29th on the 2016 edition for the GreenMetric World University Rankings, the UANL has positioned itself in the place number 77 from a total of 516 Universities from over 74 countries. This results places us as the most sustainable public university in Mexico and within the…

PROFEPA certified the environmental quality to the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the UANL

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) promotes the National Environmental Audit Program (PNAA), which has as aim improve the environmental performance of the industry and institutions of service. The application of this program allows the production processes of the industry to be more efficient, reducing the consumption of water, energy and the generation of waste;…

The course on “Environmental Education for sustainable development” was held successfully

The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), through the Secretariat of Research, Innovation and Sustainability in coordination with the Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology of the municipal government of the City of Monterrey, promoted the realization of the Course of Environmental Education for Development Sustainable, with the objective of contributing knowledge and experiences related…

Conference of Water 2015

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the present century is to have enough clean water. Water is turning into a limiting factor for human health, development and even for the maintenance of natural ecosystems and their biodiversity. The water crisis is presented as a major obstacle in the process of transition towards sustainable…