Discussion Group: Sustainable Watershed Management

In recent days, as part of the seven-conversation cycle entitled: Panama on the Road to Sustainable Development, the discussion group: Sustainable Watershed Management was held at the National Institute of Agriculture (INA) in Divisa, Veraguas.

The inauguration was led by Dr. Guillermo Castro, Academic Director of the City of Knowledge Foundation, who emphasized on building the society we want from these efforts that link the INA, the ACP, UNEP and other centers that train young professionals as part of their mission.

Engineer Calixto Vega, Director of the National Institute of Agriculture (INA), offered a few words about the role of the INA with glocal (global and local mix) transformations in the environment that affect us all, such as climate change and the training needs of those who produce food.

Victor Medina acted as Master of Ceremonies and Moderator of the Discussion Group, which featured exhibitors such as: Isabel Martínez, UNEP; José Ortega, INA; and Raúl Martínez, ACP. These personalities spoke about Water Resources Management in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Sustainable Management of the lower-middle basin of the Santamaría River and Environmental Economic Incentives in Watershed Management.

Sustainable watershed management is imperative in the implementation of a state policy aimed at defining and developing a National Strategy for Sustainable Development.

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