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

The project ‘Managing Water Resources in Arid and semi-rid Regions of Latin America and the Caribbean’ (MWAR-LAC) was launched in 2012 by the UNESCO-IHP in collaboration with the Water Centre for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC). The objective of the MWAR-LAC project was to strengthen the capacity to manage the water resources of arid and semi-arid areas in LAC through networking and facilitating international and regional cooperation. This was achieved by developing pilot experiences and participating in regional projects together with relevant partners in Latin America. The project had three main thematic priorities:

  • Improved water governance as a basis to attain integrated water resources management
  • Use of modern techniques and methodologies to assess and improve the water use efficiency
  • Hydro-climatic risk management including decision making

The Accomplishment report of the project was finalised in February 2016, concluding the five-year action. More information about the activities of the project can be found in the proceedings.