Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean
Centro del Agua del Trópico Húmedo para América Latina y el Caribe (CATHALAC)
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1992-10 Paris France
Oct 1992, Paris (France), on signature of an agreement by the Government of Panama and B-XB3383 - UNESCO. Became operational in 1993.
Serve as the administrative focal point for the region in the area of training, research and technology transfer in the field of water resources, climate, human health and the environment, with special emphasis on problems and issues related to humid tropics; carry out research, including in the fields of hydrology, oceanography, meteorology and climatology; provide mechanism through which knowledge can be transferred, and expertise within the region may be shared and developed.
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Governing Board, composed of one regional representative from South America, Central America, North America, the Caribbean, government of Panama, UNESCO, OAS, and IHP, and observers. Head office: Panama. Sub-Regional offices: Brasilia (Brazil); Miami FL (USA).
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