UNESCO Chair in water in the knowledge society (814), established in 2008 at the Instituto Mexicano de Technología des Agua (Mexico). Uniquement disponible en anglais.

Water in the knowledge society.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the area of water in the knowledge society.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute, other institutions in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, and in other regions of the world, to encourage them to include this subject in their research scope.
  • The specific objectives of this Chair are: the identification of effective mechanisms for the creation and transfer of knowledge in the water sector; and the integration of a network of experts and researchers in water sector knowledge management.

Host Institution

  • The Instituto Mexicano de Technología del Agua (Mexico). Website


Progress report 2009 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Mexico.


Mr Polioptro Martínez Austria, Director, Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua, UNESCO Chairholder
Work Phone - 52 (777) 329 36 00
- Paseo Cuauhnáhuac 8532 Progreso,
City - Jiutepec, Morelos
Postal Code - 62550
Country - Mexico