When :from Wednesday 19 November, 2014 16:00 to Friday 21 November, 2014 16:00
Type of event :Категория 8-Симпозиум
Where :Auditorium of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and in meeting rooms of the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC/CEPAL), Dag Hammarskjold 3477, Santiago, Chile
Recognizing the importance of international collaboration to the development of effective drought information tools and the critical need for these tools in an increasingly water-stressed world, these expert meeting aims at creating a community of practice to support the development and use of drought information tools. This community will be embedded in regional networks, such as Aridas-LAC, the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the UNESCO Global Network for Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI), in close collaboration with the Columbia University Global Centers.
The expert meeting has the following objectives:
-Exchange on the state of art and knowledge gaps on drought information systems (indices, monitoring, alert, data management, risk management).
-Evaluation of the value of information and the effectiveness of existing information strategies from a stakeholder perspective.
-Derive demand for innovation (research / implementation) regarding drought risk management for different integrated information strategies.
-Develop integrated approaches towards effective drought risk management considering the regional characteristics (climate, hydrology, cryosphere, storage, water demands).
-Establish a community of practice (research-institutions-policy) on drought management with the aim to develop solutions and proposals.
Main expected outcomes of the meeting are:
-Improved dialogue between science, policy, public and private sector regarding the state of the art to assess and manage droughts in drylands of Latin America.
-Formulated and documented research demand and need for action in the field of drought management in the region through the establishment of Regional Working Groups and the development of a ‘Declaration on drought Management’.
-Joint project proposals for the region are drafted and envisaged in line with donor requirements and funding options for drought risk management.