ANGEL SIMÓN: “PROGRESS WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS ESSENTIAL IN THE BUSINESS STRATEGY”
13 January 2015
The chairman of Aqualogy, Angel Simón, gave a master class yesterday at the Society of Civil Engineers (CICCP) of Madrid on the future of water.
During the session, Angel Simón highlighted the need to make progress in terms of sustainable development as a fundamental challenge. “Sustainable development forms an essential part of the business strategy. This means that, on analyzing projects, as well as economic parameters we take into account other aspects, such as social and environmental concerns”, he explained.
Angel Simón also stressed the importance of the forthcoming Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be held this year in Paris, the main objective of which is to reach a new international agreement on the climate foreseen for after 2020. In this respect, he put forward the key concepts of “management of the circular economy and sustainable development”.
During his intervention, Angel Simón also indicated the need to improve global governance of water in order to make progress on a shared project. He moreover pointed out the need to achieve joint action in four areas: the water-energy-food nexus, infrastructures, industrial water and the urban cycle.
Sixth edition of the Master in Water Technology and Management
The sixth edition of the Master in Water Technology and Management, which will be taught from March simultaneously in Madrid and Barcelona, was also presented during the master class. The master’s degree offers study assistance through grants and a talent promotion programme to reward entrepreneurship. In this sphere, Angel Simón stated that “innovation, training and employment form a single circle”.
The President of the Society of Civil Engineers of Madrid, Juan Antonio Santamera, presented the session, which could be followed live by streaming, and which was attended by water professionals, academics and representatives from the public administration.