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water closet, W.C.

water closet flush tank
1. A plumbing fixture used to receive human excrement and to discharge it through a waste pipe, using water as a conveying medium.
2. A room containing a water closet, 1.

W.C.

Abbr. for Water closet.
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The WCEDs policy on Learner Discipline and School Management, as well as the WCED Abuse No More protocol document provide guidelines to schools on how to deal with these types of situations.
"Sustainable development [...] contains within it [...] the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs" (WCED 1987, 43).
De acordo com o Relatorio Brundtland, meio pelo qual essa leitura se difundiu, o desenvolvimento sustentavel e um processo de transformacao em que a exploracao dos recursos, a direcao dos investimentos, a orientacao do desenvolvimento tecnologico e a mudanca institucional se harmonizam e reforcam o potencial presente e futuro, a fim de atender as necessidades da sociedade (WCED, 1987).
Having examined the concept and politics of sustainability how should we view the influential report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED, 1987)?
A partir del Informe Brundtland (WCED, 1987) se extendio el concepto de desarrollo sustentable como un nuevo paradigma que alude a la satisfaccion de las necesidades de la poblacion actual y futura, en relacion con el uso y aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales y su conservacion.
The Brundtland Report (WCED, 1987) defined the sustainable development as "the development that meets the need of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs".
La gestion del riesgo empieza a ser una materia de interes para los gobiernos de todo el mundo en los anos ochenta del siglo XX: ya en el famoso Informe Nuestro futuro comun, de la ONU, mas conocido como Informe Brundtland (WCED, 1987), se afirma en el punto "Evaluando los riesgos mundiales" que "el futuro -incluso un futuro duradero- se caracterizara por riesgos cada vez mayores" (WCED, 1987, p.
O termo desenvolvimento sustentavel diz respeito a utilizacao de recursos necessarios a geracao presente sem comprometer as geracoes futuras (WCED, 1987).
Gro Harlem Brundtland came up with an innovation of introducing a new term 'sustainable development' which was 'to ensure that it [development] meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' (WCED, 1987).
Tan idea cardinal, nos conduce a manifestar en concordancia con la UNESCO (2008), que la salida mas viable a la ecocrisis lo encarna el constructo del modelo de desarrollo sostenible, integrado por sus componentes tecno-economicos, socioculturales y ecologicos como lo fundamentara en 1987, la Comision Brundtland o Comite Mundial para el Ambiente y el Desarrollo (WCED), en su informe "Nuestro Futuro Comun", mediante el concurso de las instituciones gubernamentales como las universidades y la sociedad civil organizada, las cuales deberan adelantar acciones de educacion ambiental para la sostenibilidad en forma sistematica, interdependiente y solidaria, y permanente.
Already in Brundland report (WCED 1987) it was stated that resources should be used more efficiently and the concept of eco-efficiency should be incorporated in economic, market and policy issues.