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9th Forum Presentations

Papers and presentations will be posted here as they become available.

Keynote Speakers:

What are the Challenges of Managing Water Resources and Biodiversity in Humid Areas? - paper and presentation
Matt Larsen, Director, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Opening Session:

Evaluating the Water Footprint in Colombian Basins
Diego Arevalo, Regional Director, Good Stuff International, Colombia

Session 1:

Atmospheric Science of Humid Areas: Why are humid areas humid?
Professor Sumant Nigam, University of Maryland, USA

Hydrologic Consequences: What Are the Water Resource Issues?
Professor Soroosh Sorooshian, University of California, Irvine, USA

Session 2:

Ecological Dimensions
Dr. Jefferson Hall, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Policy Issues 
Professor Loius Santiago, UC Riverside, USA  

Session 3:

Dr. Jose Fabrega, Director, Hydraulic and Hydrotechnical Research Center, Panama

South America–Amazon
Dr. Jose Marengo, Research Director, CEMADEN, Brazil

Dr. Sushmita Dasgupta, The World Bank, USA

Mekong Delta
Dr. Trinh Thi Long, WWF, Vietnam

Africa–Congo River Basin
Professor Daniel Olago, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Session 4:

El Nino Tele-Connections and Their Role in Drought
Dr. David Sauchyn, PARC, University of Regina, Canada

The Panamanian Drought: Obtaining Water to Meet Urban Demands
Julia Guardia, Director, IDAAN, Panama

The Panamanian Drought: Finding Water for the Panama Canal
Carlos Vargas, Executive Vice President, Panama Canal Authority, Panama

The Great California Drought, 2011-?? 
Dr. Peter Gleick, President, Pacific Institute, USA