GLOWS hosts first water resources management workshop in Mexico City

FIU’s Global Waters for Sustainability Program (GLOWS) and the Climate Change Research Program at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) hosted a water resources management workshop April 24-25 in Mexico City.

The workshop, titled “Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management in the Face of Climate Variability and Change,” gathered more than 18 engineers, hydrologists, climate change experts, economists, sociologists and students from FIU, UNAM and other Mexican universities.

GLOWS Mexico City workshop

Representatives of GLOWS, FIU and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico meet for the first time in Mexico City.

“We are building and strengthening collaboration with researchers at UNAM, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, and Technologico de Monterrey,” said Shimelis Setegn, GLOWS program executive officer. “The workshop is one of the various vehicles we can use to strengthen our partnerships for future integrated water research and development interventions.”

The attendees discussed the impact of climate change on water resources management and sustainable water access, as well as the sustainable management of floods and extreme events, environmental laws and policies as a means to measure climate change, and the socio-economic implications of climate change.

The workshop was funded by Brown University’s Brown International Advanced Research Institute as a means to develop future collaborations on water- and climate change-related research.

GLOWS is a consortium of international organizations led by FIU, working to increase social, economic and environmental benefits to people of the developing world. The program is an integral component of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society in the College of Arts & Sciences. Other consortium members include WaterAid America, World Vision and the World Wildlife Fund. It provides expertise across the policy, governance, educational and technical dimensions of integrated water resources management.

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