Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile


The Global Change Center (CCG) at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile is dedicated to its mission to “promote academic collaboration (national and international) to investigate the phenomena related to global change, fully addressing and integrating the biophysical and human dimensions.” The CCG research focuses on three realms of action: natural resource management, sustainable development, and vulnerability and adaptation. The researchers at the CCG strive to 1) generate knowledge to strengthening national and regional capacity to address global change, 2) establish close links with the public and private sectors to effectively contribute to the sustainable development of the country, and 3) communicate and disseminate results, raising awareness of individual and collective responsibilities in mitigating and adapting to global change.

Collaborators at the CCG and their affiliation to the IAI Aguascapes project:

Francisco Meza (Co-PI), agricultural engineer and director of the center.

Contact: fmeza@uc.cl

Melanie Oertel (Research Associate), doctoral student working on drought indices.

Contact: melanie.oertel@yahoo.de

Sebastián Vicuña (Project Affiliate), director of the MAPA Adaptation Plan for the Maipo River basin: http://maipoadaptacion.cl/

Contact: svicuna@ing.puc.cl