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News Call for abstracts : "The Management of the Guarani Aquifer System: An Example of Cooperation"

Call for Abstracts

The Management of the Guarani Aquifer System: An Example of Cooperation

21-23 September 2011, São Paulo

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2011

In August 2010 Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, countries that share the Guarani Aquifer System (GAS), signed a new agreement for the management of this complex system. The four countries are now involved in the ratification process and in the negotiations of instititutional aspects, including discussions regarding an annex to the Agreement on arbitration procedures.  Against this background, the management of the GAS can benefit from a debate about the steps that have been taken until now, and about the challenges that lay ahead. The conference “The Management of the Guarani Aquifer System: An Example of Cooperation” provides this opportunity and the organisers invite researchers, consultants and water management experts to submit an abstract for one of the three sessions of the conference:

(1)  An assessment of the scientific knowledge on the GAS

(2) Current use and protection of the Guarani Aquifer System

(3) The GAS and regional cooperation

Organising Committee:

Ricardo Hirata, Centro de Pesquisas de Água Subterrânea – Instituto de Geociências da Universidade de São Paulo (CEPAS – IGc/USP) Geroncio Rocha, Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo Francesco Sindico, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

Contact information Francesco Sindico Lecturer in Law School of Law University of Surrey Deputy Director Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG) ; University of Surrey Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom (email: ;
News type CallForPaper
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Source of information Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG)
Geographical coverage Brazil,
News date 14/02/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH , PORTUGUESE