Crafting an Agenda for the Uruguay River Basin

Itaipu, Brazil | May 16, 2016


part of the project, "Advancing Good Practices in Building Interdisciplinarity: Moving Towards User-Oriented Science," supported by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).

Marcelo Saguier and Andrea Gerlak, co-principal investigators

This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
CRN3036 which is supported by the US National Science Foundation (Grant GEO-1128040).


Participants

2016 Workshop Participants (left to right): Fernanda Mello Sant’Anna, Claudio Baigun, Nazaret Castro, Albina Lara, Feline Schön, Andrea K. Gerlak, Marcelo Saguier, Pilar Carolina Vollar, Janaina Pasqual, Victor Ponchat, Virginia Venturini, and Alcides Faria


Workshop Overview

(pdf)


Introduction

A group of a dozen academic researchers and nongovernmental organization representatives (see photo above) convened in Itaipu, Brazil, in May 2016 to participate in the workshop

The workshop is the secondl networking meetings to be held under the auspices of the project, "Advancing Good Practices in Building Interdisciplinarity: Moving Towards User-Oriented Science," supported by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).


Goals

The goal of this workshop was to develop an interdisciplinary agenda for action that can help identify opportunities for cooperative management of the Uruguay River basin.


Presentations & Discussions

Several workshop participants made presentations articulating scientific and policy issues around our two key priority dimensions: (1) land use, water and related infrastructure, and (2) transboundary basin governance (see below).


Outcomes

As a result of the workshop, the collaborative network was strengthened.In addition, challenges to and opportunities for cooperation on the two key priority dimensions were outlined.


The workshop is the second activity of a three-year joint research project managed by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona (Andrea Gerlak, co-PI), and the Department of International Relations of FLACSO/Argentina – Latin American School of Social Sciences (Marcelo Saguier, co-PI) and funded by the IAI.


Presentations


Plata, Uruguay, Paraguay: Foz do Iguacu (pdf)
Presentation by Alcides Faria


Distribución espacio-temporal de la precipitación en la cuenca del Plata y sus afectos en los caudales (pdf)

Presentation by Virginia Venturini


What are the present water governance challenges in the Uruguay River basin?
(pdf)
Presentation by Victor Pochat



Cuenca del Río Uruguay (pdf)
Presentation by Marcel Achkar & Feline Schon



Recursos pesqueros asociados a use del suelo, el agua y desarrollo de infraestructura (pdf)
Presentation by Claudio Balgún



Interdisciplinarity and global environmental change: Water and energy (pdf)
Presentation by Marcelo Saguier and Andres Gerlak


Participants


Land Use, Water and Related Infrastructure Team

Marco Aurelio Santos, COPPE/UFRJ
Diego Rodriguez
, Fundación M'Biguá
Alcides Faria
, Ecoa-Rios Vivos
Virginia Venturini
, Facultad de Ing. y Ccs Hídricas (FICH) – UNL
Rubén Quintana
, Instituto de Investigación e Ingeniería Ambiental (3iA), UNSAM Dpto. de Ecología, Genética y Evolución, FCEyN, UBA
Feline Schön,
Laboratorio de Desarrollo Sustentable y Gestion Ambiental, Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de la Republica / Uruguay Sustentable REDES
Marcelo Saguier,
Department of International Relations of FLACSO/Argentina – Latin American School of Social Sciences
Andrea K. Gerlak,
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona


Transboundary Basin Governance Team

Silvia Rafaelli, CIC - Programa Marco para la Gestión Sostenible de los Recursos Hídricos de la Cuenca del Plata, Coordinación Técnica Internacional
Victor Pochat
, Profesor Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas. Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Pilar Carolina Villar
, Adjunt Professor at Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Albina L. Lara
, Professor Graduate Studies, School of Economic Sciences University of Buenos Aires (UBA)
Marcelo Saguier,
Department of International Relations of FLACSO/Argentina – Latin American School of Social Sciences
Andrea K. Gerlak,
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona

*With support from Nazaret Castro, PhD student in IDES/UNGS, Research Assistant at FLACSO Argentina



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