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 Seminar: Water Harvesting Techniques and Aquifer Recharge

 

A tool to deal with water scarcity

9-10 March 2017, Santiago, Chile

Final program

Thursday, March 9th

Opening session

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome Words

  • Local Host

  • Miguel Doria, Regional Hydrologist at UNESCO Office in Montevideo and Regional Bureau for Science.

  • Gabriel Mancilla, Executive Director, Regional Water Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC)

 

9:30 – 10:15

UN Programmes on Water Management

  • G-WADI Global, goals and accomplishments. Will Logan (ICIWaRM, Global Technical Secretariat for G-WADI).[Presentation]

  • G-WADI goals and accomplishments in LAC region. Koen Verbist (UNESCO Santiago) - Gabriel Mancilla (CAZALAC, Technical Secretariat for G-WADI-LAC) [Presentation]

  • Sally Bunning and Ana Ricoy (FAO Santiago) – FAO programmes on water scarcity and water management. [Presentation]

 

10:15 – 11:00

Regional Experiences on Water Harvesting and Aquifer Recharge

 


Q&A and concluding remarks

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 11:45

Group Photo

11:45 – 13:45

Case studies on water harvesting in Latin America and the Caribbean

 


Q&A and concluding remarks

13:45 – 15:00

Lunch

15:00 – 16:30

Presentation of case studies on water harvesting for agriculture and forestry in Latin America and the Caribbean (cont’d):

 


Q&A and concluding remarks

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Case studies on water harvesting in Latin America and the Caribbean (cont’d):

 


Q&A and concluding remarks

 

 

 

Friday, March 10th


9:00 – 11:00

Case studies on aquifer recharge in Latin America and the Caribbean:

 


Q&A and concluding remarks

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

 

  • Discussion on a two-year program for GWADI-LAC regarding water harvesting techniques in the region

  • Election of the GWADI-LAC Coordinators for Water Harvesting Techniques

  • Concluding remarks and agreements adopted

  • Closure of the Seminar

 

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 17:30

Field visit to an aquifer recharge facility operational since 2015, operated by the Sociedad del Canal de Maipo.

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