Water Program

Meetings already held under this programme

6th Meeting of the National Focal Points of the IANAS Water Programme
November 22-23, 2011, Lago Titicaca, Bolivia
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Presentations

Taller Nacional Sobre Gestión Integral en Cuencas y Embalses Neotropicales
Octubre 5 y 6 2011, Colombia
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Fifth Meeting of the National Focal Points of the Water Programme
Rosenberg International Forum Water Meeting
Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy - 7th Forum Papers

Fourth Meeting of the National Focal Points of the Water Programme
May 2009, Managua

The Fourth Meeting of the focal points of the IANAS Water Programme was held in Managua, Nicaragua, from May 30 to 31, 2009. During this meeting, the national focal points presented for discussion a draft version of the white paper that is being prepared by each Academy, providing a strategic view on the water resources of their respective countries. These papers are being  prepared by multidisciplinary teams of water experts, mobilized by each Academy, and will represent an important contribution from the Academies to the debate on national water policies in the region. Besides the focal points, 56 Nicaraguan water experts attended the meeting, contributing to the discussion. As a satelite event, benefiting from the presence of the focal points of the programme, IANAS organized an International Training Course on “Fundamental Topics on Water Management”, carried out on 2-3 July, which counted with the participation of water managers coming from several regions within Nicaragua. These two activities were extremely succesful, having represented a remarkable opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

Programme
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Final Report 
Declaration of Managua

 

Third Meeting of the National Focal Points of the Water Programme
Feb 29–Mar 1 of 2008, Santo Domingo

The third meeting of the national focal points of the IANAS Water Programme was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on the period of February 29 to March 1 of 2008. During the meeting the national representatives at the programme discussed the state of the art and perspectives of water management in each of the countries. This discussion launched the basis for the production of a publication focused on “Water Management in the Americas: the State of the Art and Perspectives”, to be published in the future by the programme. Each Academy was challenged to establish a multidisciplinary Water Committee to assist the Academy in the discussion of water related issues. These committees will propose to their Academies the drafting of a white paper presenting a strategic view on the country’s national water resources. These papers will be the major focus of the next meeting of the programme, which will be held in Nicaragua in 2009. 

Programme
List of Participants
Final Report
Press Coverage

 

Second Meeting of the National Focal Points of the Water Programme
July 2006, Guarulhos

The IANAS Water Programme held the second meeting of its national focal points in Guarulhos, on July 29, 2006. Having as a background the discussions held during the IAP Water Workshop for the Americas, the representatives from the 13 Academies engaged in the network’s water programme debated the major problems, perspectives and challenges of water resources management in the Americas. Follow-up actions for the programme were also discussed. 

Programme
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IAP Water Programme
Climasul Meeting

 

 

First Meeting of the National Focal Points of the Water Programme
March 2005, Bogotá

The first meeting of the national focal points of the IANAS Water Programme was held in Bogotá, on March 12-13 of 2005. During two days the national representatives at the programme met to discuss successful water initiatives in the Americas, possibilities of cooperation and funding, and the views and perspectives of the Academies of Sciences to the IANAS programme.

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