Center of Excellence for Water Security



1) promote water security through adoption and innovation with adaptive management;
2) develop science-policy networks for global-change adaptation in intersectoral and cross-regional contexts;
3) create use-inspired knowledge to address uncertainty under evolving water security challenges.


Water security and adaptive management concept developed by researchers and decision-makers from across the Americas in 2011 (Los Cabos, Mexico); AQUASEC launched March 2012 (Santiago, Chile), as a partnership led by the University of Arizona (Christopher Scott, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Francisco Meza, Centro de Cambio Global), and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.


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