Updated: Mar 21
You can now register for the second event, Good Practices on Ancestral Hydrotechnologies for the climatic, health and food emergency - Case Studies in Ibero-America-, which will be held this coming March 18.
The UNESCO Chair on Sustainability (UNESCOSOST) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Program, represented by the Montevideo Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (PHI-LAC) and its Water Education and Cultures Working Group in Latin America and the Caribbean (GT ECA-LAC), in collaboration with the following networks: RECNET, NATURA and CYTED Siembra y Cosecha del Agua, join forces to publicize, promote and revalue ancestral hydrotechnologies. The objective of the call is to identify opportunities that allow to rescue this cultural heritage and put it at the service of the processes that are being carried out in the region to face the climate, health and food emergency scenarios.
After the event on March 11, where a total of 12 cases and emblematic good practices were presented, in this second event, on March 18, 7 more cases will be presented, after the keynote conference by Clemencia Plazas on Zenú hydraulic systems.
The event on the 18th opened with the video "Water and its Importance for Indigenous Peoples", produced by Mochilon TV with the participation of Kankuamos and Wiwas from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
After the presentation of the cases, a panel of multidisciplinary world experts will reflect on the importance of ancestral hydrotechnologies, and a second panel of government and cooperation institutions will debate on future strategies regarding the use of these ancestral ecoinfrastructures.
DAY: Thursday March 18
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Mexico/Honduras
10:00 AM-13:00 PM Colombia/Panamá/Perú
11:00 AM-14:00 PM Bolivia
12:00 PM -15:00 PM Uruguay/Brasil/Chile
16:00 PM -19: 00 PM Spain
PRICE: Free, after confirmation and registration.
LANGUAGE: The event will be in spanish.
Download the detailed program here.