• G-WADI LAC Holds Second Meeting

    Sunday, July 10, 2011
    G-WADI LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) held its second organizational meeting in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic, on July 1. G-WADI LAC was created in December 2010 at a special session of the International Conference "Arid and Semi Arid Development through Water Augmentation" in Valparaiso, Chile. At that meeting, the Water Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC) was proposed as the regional secretariat, and preliminary terms of reference for the regional network were developed.  The July 1 meeting, hosted by the Center for the Sustainable Managem... Read More
  • G-WADI organizes Training Workshop on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011
    On the initiative of UNESCO’s Tehran Office and IHP Iran, the Regional G-WADI Training Workshop on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones was held in Tehran, Iran from 20 to 21 June 2011 with the presence of Chair of IHP Intergovernmental Council, Prof Soontak Lee; Chairman of the Iranian National IHP Committee and Deputy Minister of Water and Waste Water Affairs, Ministry of Energy, I.R. of Iran, Mr Attarzade; Secretary General of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Dr Saeidabadi; Deputy Minister of Jihad Agriculture, Dr Salajaghe; Director of... Read More
  • G-WADI Co-Sponsors Meeting on Arid and Semi Arid Development through Water Augmentation (ASADWA )

    Monday, December 13, 2010
    G-WADI co-organized a meeting on "Arid and Semi Arid Development through Water Augmentation" (ASADWA) from 13-17 December 2010, in Valparaiso, Chile 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,... Read More
  • G-WADI Dakar Workshop Water: Science, Policy and Capacity Development

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    The UNESCO G-WADI programme in conjunction with UNW-DPC is launching a capacity development activity focused on the semi-arid regions of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The primary goal of this programme is to enhance the communication between scientists and those engaged in policy and management of (mainly) groundwater resources, as outlined in the attached document. It will also serve as a forum to launch G-WADI activities in semi-arid regions of SSA. For this end we are requesting submission of short abstracts as follows: Participants are requested to submit a title of presentations short abstrac... Read More
  • G-WADI Steering Committee member Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian wins Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Water Prize

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    “Dr. Soroosh Sorooshian of the U.S. won the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Water Prize for Management and Protection of Water Resources for 2008-2010.   See . Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian is the Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS) and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science Departments at UC Irvine. His area of expertise is hydrometeorology, water resources systems, climate studies and application of remote sensing... Read More