Best practices and innovative research to solve Iberoamerica water issues.

RIBAGUA is a joint journal edited between IAHR - International Association of Hydroenvironmental Resources and WCCE  - World Council of Civil Engineers 

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Frequency and format: 2 online issues per year. Hard copies can be requested on demand.

Submission languages: Spanish and Portuguese 

Article submission

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  1. Promote technological and scientific development on issues associated with water - continental and maritime - in Ibero-America, spreading the engineering and research work that develops in the region to a global audience.
  2. Disseminate relevant water topics in Ibero-America.
  3. Contribute to bringing science and technology closer to water issues in Ibero-America (and by extension in the world), to facilitate the access of professionals to recent innovations in research, and scientists to new practical developments that can give rise to new discoveries.
  4. Foster the exchange of ideas between water professionals (engineers, lawyers, biologists, decision makers, etc.).
  5. To provide a discussion forum in Spanish and Portuguese, of the most important water issues in its geographical area.


Scientific and technical articles on the following topics:

  • Supply, sanitation, purification and reuse
  • Water quality
  • Climate change
  • Desalination
  • Port development
  • Ecohydraulics
  • Water Economics
  • Submarine Emissaries
  • Erosion and sedimentation
  • Hydraulic and marine structures
  • Experimental studies: physical, numerical modeling and measurements in nature
  • Hydro-environmental studies
  • Extreme hydrological events: floods and droughts
  • Hydrology
  • Management of water resources: surface and groundwater
  • Management of rivers and coasts
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Environmental impact
  • Hydraulic and marine engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Hydraulic machinery
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Nexus water and energy: hydroelectricity, offshore, wave, tidal and currents
  • Irrigation and agricultural uses




Fabian Bombardelli
Universidad de California, Davis


Ramiro Aurín
Presidente, Intercom Strategys

Editorial Board - Research community

Marcelo García, Universidad de Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Luis Garrote, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Yarko Niño, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Adrian Pedrozo Acuña, Instituto de Ingeniería Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Carlos E. Puente, Universidad de California, Davis, USA
Jeronimo Puertas, Universidad A Coruña, Spain
Agustin Sanchez-Arcilla, Universidad  Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain
Francisco Taveira-Pinto, Faculdade De Engenharia Da Universidade Do Porto (FEUP), Portugal

Editorial Board - Practitioner community

Luis Balairón, Centro de Estudios Hidrográficos, CEDEX, Spain
Lucas Calvo, Autoridad Canal de Panama, Panamá
Raquel Duque, Estudios y Asesorías, Colombia
Victor Bourguett, IMTA, Mexico
Julio M. Kuroiwa, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Perú
Angel Menendez, Instituto Nacional del Agua, Argentina
Eduardo Mestre, CONAGUA, México
Gonzalo Rodríguez Moreno, Aqualogy, Spain
Ramon Vazquez, EGIS EAU, Francia

Comité Editorial

Angel Luis Aldana, Prohimet, Spain
Carlos M. Escartín, Subdirección General de Gestión Integrada del Dominio Público Hidráulico, Spain
Hector Daniel Farias, Universidad Nacional De Santiago Del Estero, Argentina
Juana Fortes, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Portugal
Dunia González, Asociación CFE-PYPSA-CVA-ICA, Ecuador
Amparo López, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
David López, Centro de Estudios Hidrográficos - CEDEX-, Spain
Ismael Piedra-Cueva, Instituto de Mecánica de Fluidos e Ingeniería Ambiental, Uruguay
José Francisco Sánchez González, Centro de Estudios de Puertos y Costas - CEDEX-, Spain
Jorge Matos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Dept. de Engenharia Civil, Portugal
Jose Rivarola Sosa, Itaipu Binacional, Paraguay
Jose Vargas, Universidad De Concepción, Chile
Stefan Wuertz, Universidad UC Davies - California, USA

Endorsed by 

Conferencia Directores Iberoamericanos del Agua                                                       




Foundation was born with the desire to become a national and international reference think tank on water issues, from a holistic perspective.