IANAS/TWAS-ROLAC 
Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize
Women for Science in Americas - 2018 
 
CALL TO THE IANAS ACADEMIES:  2018
 
The IANAS Women for Science Program will offer a prize that encourages and recognizes the efforts of young women scientists from the following countries: Bolivia, Caribbean (Caribbean Academy of Sciences or Caribbean Scientific Union), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay 
 
The Prize is named after Anneke Levelt-Sengers, in recognition of her outstanding work promoting and recognizing the role of women scientists in Latin America, North America and the Caribbean. This Prize will be coordinated by IANAS, with financial support from TWAS-ROLAC and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. 

IANAS Water Program

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CO-CHAIRS
Katherine Vammen (Nicaragua)
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Henry Vaux (USA)
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HONNORARY CO-CHAIRS
Blanca Jiménez (Mexico)
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Jose G. Tundisi (Brazil)
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Access to clean water is one of the major problems faced by humanity at the beginning of the 21st Century. This problem is exacerbated by a long history of excessive and inadequate use of this natural resource, as well as pollution and increasing demands. To cope with this problem, the Science Academies of the Americas have decided to establish a regional programme to aid national governments in addressing this issue.

The challenges of water scarcity require a vigorous scientific, technological and managerial action in order to: adequately and better use the existing supplies; recover degraded surfaces and groundwater reserves; and secure for the future generations the necessary water resources. It is clear that water scarcity will be a major cause of the loss of opportunity for economic development in the years to come. To face this situation, it is necessary to improve programmes of conservation and to provide scientific and technological tools to assure a more rational use of water supplies.

Thus, the development of new strategies for water uses, water recycling, and conservation of rivers, lakes and reservoirs represent a most important challenge. Crucial components to this programme include: capacity building for water resources management; the development of research that will result in new water management strategies; and the education of society on the need for a more rational use of the existing water supplies.

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WATER PROGRAM BOOKS

   

 


URBAN WATER CHAPTERS

                        
                                                      
                        
                                                      
                        
                                                      
                                       

 


WATER PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

MARCH 21st 2018. BRASILIA, BRASIL

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Programa de Agua de IANAS en el 8º Foro Mundial del Agua

Resumen de la Intervención del Programa de Agua de IANAS en el 8º Foro Mundial del Agua. Brasil, 2018

Summary of the Intervention of the Water Program of IANAS in the 8th World Water Forum. Brazil, 2018

 

AUGUST 2017. OTTAWA, CANADA

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IANAS Water Focal Points Meeting

Presentation of the Executive Summary “Urban Water Challenges of the Americas”

Hosted by The Royal Society of Canada. The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada and the Carlton University

 


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