Taller de expertos sobre métodos de evaluación de recursos hídricos y usos del agua en América Latina - | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2010
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FAODOCREP:I2077B
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80
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Information on water use is required for political, economic and academic decision making on issues affecting everyone?s life. Owing to fi nancial constraints, it is diffi cult to have complete and comprehensive information on everything related to water. Techniques and methodologies are, therefore, used to affordably maximize control. To improve understanding of the different techniques and methodologies used to generate information, the AQUASTAT team sent thematic questionnaires to approximately 170 countries in April 2009. These questionnaires sought to investigate the methods used to generate information on water resources and water uses at the national level to facilitate reporting of internationally comparable data. The results of this exercise emphasized the need to discuss strategies to manage problems arising in the collection, interpretation and analysis of information related to water. These results could improve international comparisons based on information reported in the A QUASTAT database. To this end, an expert workshop on methods for assessing water resources and water uses in Latin America was held in Santiago, Chile, on 1 and 2 December 2009. The workshop brought together professionals from various technical disciplines, all representatives of government agencies. The workshop served as a preliminary step in defi ning the challenges and corresponding solutions in the area of water information, and served as a platform to raise the awareness of Latin American c ountries on the range of techniques used in the region. This forum sought to share relevant technical knowledge to better face the challenges of water scarcity, climate change and competition for natural resources

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Kohli, A. ; Bórquez, R.
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Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bangkok (Thailand)

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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally in 1954 after sending troops to Korea and later fighting alongside the US in Vietnam.

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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally in 1954 after sending troops to Korea and later fighting alongside the US in Vietnam.

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