IANAS Water Program
Katherine Vammen (Nicaragua)
Henry Vaux (USA)
Blanca Jiménez (Mexico)
Jose G. Tundisi (Brazil)
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.
WATER PROGRAM BOOKS
URBAN WATER CHAPTERS
WATER PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
OCTOBER 15th to 19th 2018. LAKE PANAMA
"Workshop on eutrophication of Reservoirs, Sources of Contamination and Proposals for Environmental Management” Organized by The Research Center of Hydraulic and Hydrothecnics, APANAC with the participation of the IANAS Water Focal Point, as trainers.
OCTOBER 22th to 24th 2018. PANAMA CITY
Hosted by APANAC the IANAS Water Focal Point Meeting Meeting and hosted by CILAC On Wednesday 24th IANAS presented “Urban Waters: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Cities. An Interface where Science and Policy Meet”
MARCH 21st 2018. BRASILIA, BRASIL
Programa de Agua de IANAS en el 8º Foro Mundial del Agua
AUGUST 2017. OTTAWA, CANADA
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
WATER PROGRAM FACEBOOK WEBPAGE
WATER PROGRAM VIDEOS