SDLAC 2021 Panel - Nature-Based Solutions for the Water Sector in LAC

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:10pm
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Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Natalia Acero, Ana Gabriela Morales, Florencia Zapata
Event description: 

Natalia Acero is the Water and Cities Director for Conservation International - Colombia. Ana Gabriela Morales
is the Manager of Water Management and Urban Resilience for WRI Mexico Cities’ program. Florencia Zapata
is a Member of the Association of Latin American Studies (LASA) and the Permanent Seminar on Agrarian Research (SEPIA)
The panel will be in Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English.
Climate change is threatening water resources in both urban and rural areas in the LATAM region. This threat to water resources and its implications for public health has become more clear and pressing in the current global pandemic. We know that future solutions will have to include nature-based solutions (NBS) for communities and cities to sustainably adapt to changing water conditions. What is currently being done in LATAM to push these forward?
Contact: SDLAC SIG, Contact form in footer of registration page, Sixth Annual Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on April 5th to April 9th, 2021 at the Yale School of the Environment. This year’s theme is “Recovering from the Pandemic Through Sustainability.”
The 2021 conference will explore the acute impact of the COVID-19 health crisis and the impact it has had in Latin Americans. The region has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. While this can be explained and studied from the lenses of sustainability and social justice alike, the conference is more concerned with looking ahead. What comes next in the development of the LAC region will be crucial in determining if and when true social equity is achieved, and sustainable development provides a useful framework from which to look at a potential equitable recovery.
Born out of student initiative, the event will be co-hosted by Yale School of the Environment and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center.

Free but register in advance
Open to the public