Water Funds arrive to Europe this fall - Fondos de Agua

The Latin America Water Funds Partnership will participate at Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC) 2017, Cologne, Germany.

On September 20, 2017, Jorge Leon Sarmiento, LAR Water Funds Specialist from The Nature Conservancy, will be participating at the session “Nature Based Solutions for Water Resources Management” at WSCC on behalf of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The vision of TNC on freshwater security will guide the conversation on how healthy ecosystems provide nature-based solutions that contribute to solve water security challenges around the world. Water Funds, natural capital, return of the investment among others are some of the key strategies and concepts that will be discussed during this session by an international panel of scientist from Europe, Africa and Asia.

WSCC is organized by The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at the TH Köln University of Applied Sciences ().

Since year 2016 The Nature Conservancy is increasing its research collaboration with German universities for the advance of science in Water Funds projects, having signed research agreements with ITT and Jena university Department of Geography. This collaborations aim to increase the number of post graduate and post docs solving key science question that are transversal to all Water Funds. An early result from this collaboration is the adoption of RBIS -River Basin Information System-, an open source software designed for data administration in integrated water resource management projects, as the standard to manage hydrology monitoring data in all Water Funds in Latin America.

Read more about the session: http://watersecurity.info/timetable/event/nature-based-solutions/

Contact Jorge Leon S. (jleon@tnc.org) or Paulo Petry (ppetry@tnc.org)