2013Initiative based on the invitation of the IHP Secretariat (2013).

2014 June - II UNAM and IMTA join efforts and the initiative is presented at the meeting of the Intergovernmental Council (Paris).
July - CONAGUA and SRE formally request the consideration of the proposal to UNESCO.
November - The proposal is presented and approved at the meeting of UNESCO International Hydrological Program (IHP) (Merida, Yucatan).

2016June - Evaluation and approval of the proposal by the Intergovernmental Council of the IHP.

2017 January - Preparation of the feasibility study for the Category 2 Centre.
October - Approval of the study by the Executive Board.
October 6th - 39th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved the signing of an Agreement between the aforementioned Organization and the Government of Mexico to create a Water Security Centre as Category 2 Centre.

2018April 17th – UNESCO and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs sign an Agreement for the establishment of the Regional Centre on Water Security, under the auspices of UNESCO.
May 4th – The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Institute of Water Technology and the Institute of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) sign the collaboration agreement to establish the Regional Centre on Water Security (CERSHI), under the auspices of UNESCO.
November 29th – Signature of the Incorporation agreement.

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  • Universidad NAcional Autónoma de México
  • Instituto de Ingeniería - UNAM
  • Red del Agua - UNAM
  • UNESCO - International Hydrological Programme
  • IMTA
  • Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores