Red Mexicana de Recursos Hídricos – cap-net-mx (REMERH-cap-netmex)


Countries coveredREMERH-cap-net-mex is the Mexican national network affiliated at CapNet.
 Who we areThe main purpose of these networks is to strengthen cooperation and work relationships through the exchange between the members of: teachers, students and didactic material, as well as participation in research projects, publications, academic events, etc. Likewise, academic networks also offer the opportunity of linking people, regardless of their institutional affiliation, making it possible to search for information, disseminate initiatives and debate on topics of interest. Joint projects are promoted in areas of common interest with the aim of achieving a disseminating effect of the successful experiences. The formation of academic networks can produce results insofar as it fosters synergy between the capacities of the members, facilitating the combination of knowledge, skills and values, which translates into the acquisition of skills.
Network highlights, achievementsThe Mexican Network of Water Resources (REMERH) and Cap-Net have fostered the curricula of Master and Doctoral programs in Water Sciences at the Inter-American Institute of Technology and Water Sciences (IITCA) from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (Autonomous University of Mexico State); particularly on the strategic planning and implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM) methodologies. IITCA’s postgraduate training programs are recognized by the National Science and Technology Council (CONACyT) as high quality education programs in Mexico. In these programs, not only national human capital has been developed as professionals have come from other Latin American counties such as Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Peru. This initiative has fostered the production of case studies by IITCA’s researchers and graduate students whose Master and Doctoral thesis have focused on IWRM in Mexico and Latin America. A methodology has also been developed to put in practice a participatory IWRM planning process and also a software called MoSoPEP to facilitate the implementation of the methodology.
PartnershipsREMERH, was formally constituted in October 15th 2009 with the signing of the GENERAL AGREEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC, ACADEMIC and PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION by said Institutions, within the framework of the Second Session of the CUMEX Chair in Civil Engineering 2009 “Emilio Rosenblueth”.There are two host institutions: HOST 1 Name: Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. Address: Civil Engineering Faculty, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Av. Universitdad s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, N-L. Mexico, C.P. 66450. HOST 2: Autonomous University of State of Mexico, Inter-American Institute of Water Sciences and Technology, Carretera Toluca-Ixtlahuaca km 14.5, Estado de México, C.P. 50120.REMERH-Cap-Net-Mex operates as an effort of the Centro Internacional del Agua CIA-UANL ( and the Instituto Interamericano de Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua (IITCA-UAEM) ( These organizations are the main core of REMERH-Cap-Net-Mex secretariat. It is a relatively young network with members of high level of knowledge, because it is formed basically with professors and researchers on water sciences in leading universities in Mexico. This has enabled it to become multipliers of knowledge and philosophy of IWRM through networking and collaboration with other networks.Since 2009, the year in which the Mexican Network of Water Resources (REMERH) was created, it has worked together with the objective of strengthening and promoting the development of capacities together with other national and international networks:Engineering School of Central America Network (REDICA)La-Wet NetArgCapNet   There has also been collaboration and support in kind from: Instituto Interamericano de Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (IITCA-UAEMex)Centro Internacional del Agua de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (CIA-UANL)Facultad de Ingeniería Civil de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (FI-UANL)Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Autónoma del estado de México (FI-UAEMex)Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT)Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (FI-UAQ)Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua (IMTA)Río Bravo Basin Council (CCRB), Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF)Mexican Geo-hydrological Association (AGM)Lerma-Mexico Network  
Contact information Víctor Hugo Guerra Cobián (President of REMERH): María Vicenta Esteller Alberich (Vice-Presisent): Leobardo Alejandro Quiroga (Secretary): Carlos Díaz Delgado (network manager): Phone: +52 (81)14424426