The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) has recognized as the best doctoral thesis read in Mexico the work “Degradación ambiental del agua subterránea  en el entorno de la gestión gubernamental de los recursos hídricos” (Environmental degradation of groundwater in the vicinity of government management of water resources), by the doctoral student José Soto Balderas, from de Center of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research at the Autonomous University of Coahuila. The award was presented on October 24 to the winner by the president of the RAED, Alfredo Rocafort, who heads the academic delegation that these days has shifted to Mexico.


The distinction follows the agreement signed one year ago between the RAED, the 32 Mexican higher education institutions grouped in the Commonwealth of Institutions of Higher Education of La Laguna (Cieslag) and other Mexican universities.

Rocafort also presented the Centennial Medal to the governors of the states of Durango and Coahuila, to the mayor of Torreon, the mayor of the municipality of Lerdo, the rector of the Autonomous University of Coahuila and the president of the Cieslag during the opening ceremony of the Research Conference of the Cieslag. The president of the RAED spoke a few words to an audience of about 300 researchers presenting the mission, values, organizational structure and activities of the Royal Academy.