Program Will Finance Projects on Water Resources

Hello reader!

It follows a note published on the day (04/25) in the website of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) noting that a program of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)”, based at the INPE, will finance projects on Water Resources.

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Program Will Finance
Projects on Water Resources

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), based at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE), the Center of Excellence for Water Security (AQUASEC), and the Water Center for Arid and Semiarid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC) organize the Training Institute on Adaptive management of water resources, to be held from 8-17 October, 2012 in La Serena, Chile.

Applications, which should result in projects funded by IAI, must be submitted by May 30, 2012.

The Training Institute is designed to advance conceptual and practical training in adaptive water resources management (AWM), and will involve lectures by international experts, exercises and final projects. It is open to professionals from hydrology, climate, land use, socioeconomic research and policy institutions, including stakeholders, particularly NGOs, community organizations, business and local practitioners in basin management, early career scientists and technicians.

The program will explore the increasing pressure on water resources, especially in arid and semiarid regions, climate change, hydroclimatic variability, population growth, urbanization, rising demands for food societal vulnerability and ecosystem water needs. The goals are to assist participants to better evaluate the potential impacts of climate variability and climate change on water security.

The training course will also address proposal preparation of multinational and multidisciplinary project in the course. Successful proposals will be granted an IAI seed grant under the Training Institute Seed Grant Program (TISG-II). The IAI TISG program fund projects for participants to join the AQUASEC network (www.aquasec.org) and continue engaging with colleagues, strengthen and foster multinational and multidisciplinary collaboration.

The Final Announcement is available in English and Spanish version.

For further information visit the website:


Source: WebSite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

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