Guatemala

UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Sustainability (681), established in 2005 at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala (Guatemala).

Fields/Disciplines

Water resources sustainable management.

Objectives

  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the fields of water resources sustainable management.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Guatemala and elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in other regions of the world.

Host institution

Partnership

  • Instituto Nacional de Sismología, vulcanología, meteorología e ideología INSIVUMEH (Guatemala),
  • Observatorio del Agua y saneamiento en Guatemala,
  • Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza, Comisión Nacional del PHI de Guatemala,

Other InterUniversity and Scientific Networks in the same field

  • Asociación Guatemalteca de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AGISA);
  • Colegio de Ingenieros de Guatemala (CIG);
  • Red de Instituciones de Ingeniería de Centro América (REDICA);
  • Comité Regional de Recursos Hídricos (CRRH);
  • Centro de Prevención de desastres Naturales para América Central (CEPREDENAC);
  • Red Interamericana de Recursos Hídricos (RIRH) ,
  • Red Latinoamericana de Educación y capacitación en Recursos Hídricos (LAWET);
  • Agencia Alemana de Cooperación (GTZ);
  • USAID, JICA, UNESCO-IHP for LAC.

Document

Progress Report 2005-2007 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Guatemala.

Contact

Dr. Joram Matías Gil Laroj, The University of San Carlos de Guatemala
E-Mail address - joramgil(at)gmail.com

Work Phone - (502) 369-3701/03
Street - Ciudad Universitaria, zona 12, 0 calle 15-46 zona 15, 4to nivel, Edificio de los colegios profesionales
City - Ciudad de Guatemala
Country - Guatemala
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Dr. Elfego Edwin Orozco Fuentes, The University of San Carlos de Guatemala
E-Mail address - elfegoorozco(at)hotmail.com
Work Phone - (502) 2473 0205
Street - Ciudad Universitaria, zona 12
City - Ciudad de Guatemala
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