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Abstract. Groundwater is the world's largest accessible source of fresh water. It plays a vital role in satisfying basic needs for drinking water, agriculture and industrial activities. During times of drought groundwater sustains baseflow to rivers and wetlands, thereby supporting ecosystems. Most global-scale hydrological models (GHMs) do not include a groundwater flow component, mainly due to lack of geohydrological data at the global scale.



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SUMMARY: Main Results.

RESUMEN: Resultados Logrados.




2. 4th regional meeting’s objectives.


3. Minutes of the 4 regional meeting.



1.1.International institutions session (10.30 -13.00/14.30-15.00).

1.2. Stakeholder Mapping and Capacity Building (SMCB) session (15.00 – 18.30).



2.1. Regional Water Balance (RWB) session (09.00 – 11.00).


El Eje Temático Mapeo de Actores – Desarrollo de Capacidades,  surge como uno de los grupos de trabajo priorizados por los Puntos Focales (PFs) gubernamentales que participaron de la reunión de lanzamiento de RALCEA que tuvo o lugar en Quito  durante los días 29-31 de Octubre 2010

Los directores Iberoamericanos del Agua, reunidos en la XV Conferencia de directores Iberoamericanos del Agua (CODIA), celebrada del 18 al 21 de noviembre de 2014 en la ciudad de Panamá acuerdan 10 artículos consignados en el acuerdo adjunto.

En el Punto 4o de estos acuerdos, la CODIA reconoce oficialmente a RALCEA "como una red de centros de excelencia que permitira complementar y canalizar el desarrollo de instrumentos y conocimientos en apoyo del Programa de Formacion de la CODIA".

In its 1993 policy paper Water Resources Management, the World Bank committed itself to assisting countries in the development of a systematic framework for incorporating cross-sectoral and ecosystem interdependencies in to the formulation of policies, regulations, and public investment plans that are suitable to the particular country's situation. Elsewhere in that document, the Bank recognized two factors associated within corporating these elements of comprehensive water resources management.