Water & Development Information for Arid Lands: A Global Network - Latin America and the Caribbean
Agua y Desarrollo de la Información en las Zonas Áridas: Una Red Global - América Latina y el Caribe

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE WATER SUPPLY IN ZONES SHOWING WATER SHORTAGE - Santiago - Chile December 17 – 18, 2007

Organizers

  • CAZALAC
  • UNESCO-IHP Regional Office
  • GWADI  Network

The main topics included are water catchment from fog and dewdrops, Desalinization,  Water Re-use, Aquifer recharge and Rainwater harvesting.

Squedule

Monday, December 17

09:30 – 09:45

Opening – R. Weisner, Director of General Water Directorate and President of the IHP National Committee Chile

09:45 – 10:00

Welcome and workshop objectives - G Soto, Executive Director CAZALAC

10:00 – 10:20

UNESCO’s International Hydrologic Program at a global level and actions in Latin America and the Caribbean – Annuka Lipponen, UNESCO-Paris.

10:20 – 10:35

G-WADI Network - Abdin Salih, UNESCO – Sudan, Khartoum.

10:35 – 10:50 

G-WADI and its projection in LAC - Ana María Gangas, General Water Directorate.

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee-break

11:10 - 11:40

Forecasting extreme events through downscaling methodology - Koen Verbist, CAZALAC

11:40 – 12:10

Water catchment from fog and dewdropsfileadmin/templates/documentos/gwadi/water_augmentation_2007/Pilar_Cereceda_Captacion_de_Neblinas.pps – Pilar Cereceda, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

12:10 -  12:30

Questions

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:10

Desalinization:

 

General concepts, current development and desalinization trends. The experience in Spain – José Antonio Membiela Martínez, General Manager of Environmental Issues, INIMA. (40 min).

 

Desalinization in the Caribbean – Herold Gopaul, Director of Information Service, CEHI. (30 min).

15:10 – 15:40

Water Re-use:

 

Water Management of Evapo-transpiration Process through Forestation - Minera Los Pelambres, Coquimbo Region, Chile. (30 Min)

15:40 – 16:00

Questions

16:00 – 16:20

Coffee-break

16:20 – 16:50

Water Augmentation:
The Asian Experience
- Bhanu Neupane. UNESCO – India, New Delhi (30 Min)

16:50 – 17:20

Market mechanisms for allocating water resources: Issues of demand, supply, uncertainty - Gary Woodard, University of Arizona, Tucson (30 Min)

17:20 – 17:30

Questions – End of session

Tuesday, December 18

 

 

09:30 – 11:00

Aquifer recharge:

 

Management Aquifer Recharge - Annukka Lipponen – UNESCO (30 min)

 

Sustainable Management of Wadisfileadmin/templates/documentos/gwadi/water_augmentation_2007/Abdin_Salih_Sustainable_Management_of_Wadi.pps - Abdin Salih, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO. (30 min)

 

Artificial Aquifer Recharge. Analysis of applicability in Chilefileadmin/templates/documentos/gwadi/water_augmentation_2007/Jose_Luis_Arumi_Recarga_de_Acuiferos.pps - José Luis Arumi, University of Concepción (30 min).

11:00 – 11:20

Coffee-break

11:20 – 11:50

Aquifer recharge:

 

Hydro-geological status of the Copiapó river - Ana María Gangas. Head of Modeling, Study department, General Water Directorate (30 min)

11:50 – 12:20

Rainwater harvesting:

 

Rainwater Harvesting, International experiencesfileadmin/templates/documentos/gwadi/water_augmentation_2007/Mike_Edmunds_Rainwater_Harvesting.pps – Mike Edmunds, Oxford University

12:20 – 12:30

Questions

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Priority studies for the north zones of Chilefileadmin/templates/documentos/gwadi/water_augmentation_2007/Pedro_Rivera_Estudios_Prioritarios_Norte_de_Chile.pps - Pedro Rivera, Study Department, General Water Directorate.

14:30 – 15:15

Hydrological processes and modeling to support water management in arid zones – H. Wheater, Imperial College of London

15:15 – 15:30

Questions

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee-break

15:50 – 16:35

Extreme events and water resourcesfileadmin/templates/documentos/gwadi/water_augmentation_2007/Soroosh_Sorooshian_Extreme_Events_and_Water_Resources.rar – Soroosh Sorooshian, University of California

16:35 – 17:00

Questions / End of session

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