G-WADI Co-Sponsors Meeting on Arid and Semi-Arid Development through Water Augmentation (ASADWA)
The ASADWA International Conference was 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 was 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 included 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
The proceedings of the meeting are available here.