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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History

Oct 1992, Paris (France), on signature of an agreement by the Government of Panama and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Became operational in 1993.

Aims

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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Activities

Training/education; events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 32 countries
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Subjects *

  • Meteorology
    • Meteorology
  • Climatology
    • Climate
    • Tropical Zones
  • Oceanography
    • Oceanography
  • Hydrology
    • Hydrology
    • Water
  • Resources
    • Resources
  • Environment
    • Environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E1852

Last News Received

2016
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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