Latin American G-WADI

Latin American G-WADI:Water Center for Arid and Semi-arid zones in Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC)

The first G-WADI/LAC Regional Meeting took place at the ASADWA (Arid and Semi Arid Development Through Water Augmentation) International Conference in December 2010, in order to create the G-WADI network in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, and in order to establish a working group for this program in the Region, coordinated by CAZALAC. One of the main results of this Meeting was the establishment of CAZALAC as the Technical Secretariat of the Network in the Region, in addition to the identification of the first tasks to be conducted in order to consolidate the network.

Later, in the framework of the Regional Meeting of the International Hydrological Program, which took place in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic in June/July 2011, the second Regional Meeting of the G-WADI Group took place, in order to establish a strategic program for the implementation of the network and to define the main lines of action for the Region.

Since then, the network has, with its many partners, focused on drought products, such as a drought atlas, and a drought monitor. Further details on training courses and workshops on topics such as water augmentation and nrainwater harvesting in semi-arid regions are available at www.cazalac.org.