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IHP Data and Products to Address Water Challenges – Case Studies from Member States

Side event during the 21st IHP Council

13:15 to 14:45, Wednesday 18th June 2014 Fontenoy, Paris, France The International Hydrological Program (IHP) organized a side event during the 21st session of the Intergovernmental Council. The side event reviewed drought and flood issues in different Member States, and how these were addressed through the IHP Global Network on Water and Development Information in Arid Lands (G-WADI) and the International Drought Initiative (IDI) Programme. Case studies from Namibia, Chile and Peru were presented, together with a regional product for Latin America and the Caribbean, demonstrating IHP support to drought and flood management. 13:15 Opening of the side event (Room IX) Moderator: Mr. Anil Mishra, UNESCO Rapporteur: Mr. Koen Verbist, UNESCO Opening speech: Mr. Rudy Herman, Flanders UNESCO Trust Fund for Science (FUST), Flanders. Introductory Video: "Managing Water in a Dry Land: Lessons from Chile's Elqui Valley". Case studies from Member States: Namibian Experiences – Ms. Pauline Mufeti, National Hydrological Services, Namibia. Development of Climate Risk Management tools to support water management in Latin America and the Caribbean, as part of the IHP MWAR-LAC project. -          The Latin American and Caribbean Drought Atlas – Mr. Will Logan, International Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), USA -          The Chilean Drought Observatory – Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno Rubio, National Water Authority (DGA), Chile o   General outline (Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno Rubio, DGA) o The Chilean Agroclimatic Observatory (Mr. Koen Verbist, UNESCO-IHP) -          The Peruvian Drought Observatory – SENAMHI, Peru (Remote contribution) Roadmap for the International Drought Initiative (IDI) – Mr. Homayoun Motiee, Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM), Teheran. 14:45: End of the side event

MWAR LAC - Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Latin America and the Caribbean