Mulligan's Compandes Project Delivers Water Management Results in Peru
Posted on 05/04/2013
This week in the city of Huaraz, Peru, the COMPANDES multi-institutional project team , led by Dr Mark Mulligan at King's College London and Dr Jorge Rubiano, held a scientific seminar to disseminate the project findings towards the Development of Benefit Sharing Mechanisms to improve management of water in the Santa river basin. The highly glaciated basin has a number of conflicts over water use and its dependence on snowmelt means that water resources are likely to respond significantly to climate change (see http://goo.gl/xkzg5)
Local students of the project presented their research on sub-basins of the Santa and a comprehensive study of the basin using the AguAAndes Computational Policy Support System (www.policysupport.org/aguaandes) was delivered by King's PhD students Leo Zurita and Arnout van Soesbergen.
Leo also delivered a training course on the AguAAndes and Costing Nature tools to 14 national and regional water resource managers in Huaraz. Local stakeholders later examined the use of these tools and data towards better management of water from the Paron Lake, in the Cruz de Mayo community (photo). Today in Lima, COMPANDES are delivering a series of further training demonstrations and presentations to the Ministry of Environment, members of the National Water Authority, and several local and international NGOs. Further information can be found here www.benefitsharing.net