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CAZALAC participates at the X IHP-LAC National Committees and Focal Points Meeting

A positive balance of all the CAZALAC activities in the years 2012 and 2013 was highlighted in the meeting. In addition, the future activities were described in advance. The Executive Director of CAZALAC, Dr. Gabriel Mancilla, was the Center´s representative at the X IHP-LAC National Committees and Focal Points Meeting.

The meeting, that is held every two years, took place this time in Jiutepec (Cuernavaca), state of Morelos in Mexico, between the 2nd and the 4th of December of 2013, in the facilities of the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA). The meeting joined representatives of all the National Committees of Latin America and the Caribbean, plus the United States of America, the UNESCO-IHP Centres category II (such as CAZALAC), the UNESCO-IHP Programmes and the UNESCO-IHP Chairs as well. Besides, members from the UNESCO-IHP Secretariat in Paris and Montevideo were present.

Each representative showed a presentation, to describe all the achievements during the years 2012 and 2013, and their plans for the future, putting emphasis in their respective contributions to the phase VIII of the IHP.

Dr. Mancilla detailed the 2012 – 2013 activities of CAZALAC, which represented an outstanding work:

  • 30 participation in national and international meetings
  • Organization of 10 events, courses and/or seminaries
  • 9 communications in national and international congresses
  • Participation in 4 Programs of the IHP
  • 11 national and international projects (some of them already finished)
  • 9 publications of different type (Reports, ISI proof-reading papers, web-site articles).
  • Contribution in all subjects of the IHP-VII
  • Activities in 3 continents
  • More than 65,000 visits in website between January and November of 2013.

On the other hand, CAZALAC was committed to continue contributing to the phase VIII of the IHP, especially in the G-WADI and FRIEND Programmes. However, CAZALAC also committed to make some activities in the ECOHYDROLOGY and the HELP Programmes, as well as an active support to the AQUALAC scientific magazine.

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