Region, Nicoya

UNA to Hold International Conference on Water and Climate Change

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The Liberia and Nicoya campuses of the National University (UNA – Universidad Nacional) will open their doors from September 24 to 26 to host the International Conference on Climate, Water and Energy: Pillars for Sustainable Development.

The event represents a response to the increasing need to address water, climate change and energy issues at the local, regional and international levels.

The convention seeks to create a space for scientific exchange of ideas for strategies to adapt to climate change, especially to confront climatic vulnerability and variability faced by Costa Rica’s North Pacific region, along with the Mesoamerican dry tropics in general.

In addition, a preliminary course will be held on September 24 at the Liberia campus. The course aims to address climate change adaptation in urban settlements and the use of renewable energy. The conference’s activities will be held at the Nicoya campus.

The symposium is directed towards scientists, professionals, decision makers and technicians as well as people who are simply interested in the subject.

Presenters will include Yamileth Astorga, executive president of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA – Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados) and Fernando Mora, vice minister of waters, seas and wetlands for the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE – Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia), among others.

For more information on the conference, call 2562-6212 or 2562-6223, or send an email to [email protected].

Registration Costs*

Participants in pre-conference course and conference with student ID US$50

Participants in the conference only with student ID US$30

Course participants US$60

Conference participants US$60

* Includes: Lunches, snacks, materials, registration and participation certificate.