LAC regional conference calls for action against drought


Santa Cruz de la Sierra  – 23 August 2017 – The conference on drought that took place in Bolivia from 14 to 16 August 2017 called for joint action against drought. Based on the deliberations among the delegates, the conference concluded with a declaration focusing on integrated drought management approaches to the development and implementation of national drought monitoring, early warning systems, vulnerability studies, impact assessments, mitigation and preparedness policies and plans. A high-level round table was conducted and a regional strategy document on drought preparedness systems was discussed by the experts during the technical segment of the conference.

Policy makers, water management professionals, resource managers and experts from 20 countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region together with international experts from universities and UN agencies participated in the conference.