AQUASEC – The 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 partnership led by Univ. 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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