New edition published of the Status of Water Resources in Central America

Posted: 2011-12-30

In 2011, GWP Central America published an updated version of the Status of Water Resources in Central America, a compilation of data on water resources in Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. This publication presents advances and challenges in water resources management at country and regional level.

This is the fourth edition, the first being published in 2001, and it is still the only document of its kind in the region. The publication strengthens GWP Central America's reputation as a water resources reference and has been quoted in the media and well received in academic circles. During 2011 this document was used by a regional alliance of universities in training on IWRM and climate change. It had to be re-printed in 2011 because of high demand. The preparation of the regional chapters was supported by the Central American Commission on Environment and Development, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources (CRRH). The Central American Bank for Economic Integration provided financial support for its publication.

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