The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Mexico

IWRA World Water Congress

The XVIth World Water Congress “Bridging Science and Policy” to be held in Cancun, Mexico, is jointly organized by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS). The World Water Congresses aims to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and present new knowledge, research results and new developments in the field of water policy and science from around the world.

This year's WWC will focus on bridging the gaps between science and policy in terms of knowledge, communication, and coordination. In particular, it aims to link professionals with information and experiences related to water resources at all levels, with experts working on key global water agendas and strategies. Additionally, the Congress is designed to catalyse cooperation and coordination among these professionals in order to facilitate global goals and strategies related to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to water, as well as agreements under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, thematic priorities of past and upcoming World Water Forums, and other water-related programs.
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Decision support processes for participatory water management: building capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean will be holding its 1st international meeting on “Decision support processes for participatory water management: building capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean” this April. This event is an important component of the “Decision Center for the Effective Management of Water” project, which is being managed by the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Tecnológico de Monterrey together with the IADB and the FEMSA Foundation. Read More...

Decision support processes for participatory water management: building capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean

This event is an important component of the "Decision Center for the Effective Management of Water", a project of the water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank and the FEMSA Foundation. In this Decision Center, organizers are creating a model for water management collaborative decision support in the region, based on modeling of physical and socio-economic processes, collaborative decision techniques and visualization tools in a space designed to foster collaboration in an immersive environment. This project also includes the renovation of the water network for Latin America and the Caribbean as a mechanism for the exchange of lessons learned in the implementation of processes of participatory management of water in the region, as well as seminars for specialists, decision makers and stakeholders.

With this meeting the organizers seek to create a space for dialogue and exchange of experiences and knowledge about water management collaborative decision support processes, in order to improve the resilience of the basins in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More...