Arid and Semi Arid Development through Water Augmentation (ASADWA )

G-WADI is co organizing Arid and Semi Arid Development through Water Augmentation (ASADWA ) from 13-17 December 2010, in Valparaiso, Chile

The ASADWA International Conference is a joint activity of the UGent based UNESCO Chair of Eremology, the UNESCO Center CAZALAC and the Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI), and is supported by the Chilean National Comittee of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (CONAPHI) and The Catholic University of Valparaiso (UCV).

ASADWA is a recognized activity within the Universal Forum of Cultures, organized from October 22 2010 until January 7 2011 in Valparaiso, that promotes sustainable development, as well as knowledge, peace and cultural diversity. As a result, the conference will be enhanced with activities that encourage interaction with all sectors affected by water management and sustainable development.

Conference Topics

Development, efficiency assesment, design, implementation, impact, constraints and social, economical and cultural aspects of:

  • Rainfall-Runoff Water Harvesting
  • Fog harvesting
  • Aquifer Recharge
  • Desalinization for rural development
  • Water Reuse
  • Water Use Efficiency

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