Integrating Global Change knowledge to decision-making processes in La Plata Basin: a transdisciplinary approach

Date and location

Postgraduate Course and International Seminar: "Integrating Global Change knowledge to decision-making processes in La Plata Basin: a transdisciplinary approach"
Date: 8 to 14 September, 2019
Location: FICH/UNL Santa Fe, Argentina

Forum: Building the dialogue between science and policy in the global change framework
Date: 12 September, 2019
Location: Santa Fe, Argentina

INTERNATIONAL COURSE AND SEMINAR: 60-HOUR PROGRAM

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Opening, welcome: FICH (Raúl Pedraza), IAI (Marcos Regis da Silva), Comité Intergubernamental coordinador de los países de la Cuenca del Plata (Metz) OMM (Julián Báez), UNESCO (Mario Schreider).

Presentation of participants. Presentation of the course. Exchange of experiences. Encounter of camaraderie.
 

1. Ordinary global and regional challenges. Program framework CIC
1.1 Introduction of the global agenda 2030, agreement of Paris, ODS, etc. (Marcos Regis da Silva)

2. Climate system
2.1 The Climatic System as part of the Earth System: oceans-atmosphere, soil-atmosphere interaction. External and internal forcing of the climate system (Gabriela Müller)
2.2 The role of the oceans as sources of climate variability (Guillermo Berri)
The interaction between the oceans and the atmosphere. The role of the oceans as a source of energy and water vapor for the atmosphere. Seasonal and interannual climate variability linked to oceanic conditions. The tropical oceans, the equatorial Pacific Ocean and El Niño phenomenon. Origin and evolution of El Niño, its effects on a global scale and in the South American region. The usefulness of the El Niño monitoring and forecasting system. Examples of the practical use of El Niño information applied to decision making in the management of water resources.
2.3 Variability and climate change (Gabriela Müller, Miguel Lovino)
Variability and Climate Change: definitions, differences and study methodologies. Spatial and temporal scales of climatic variability. Global forcing. Atmospheric teleconnections. Hydroclimatic extremes and their hydrological and environmental impacts. Climate Change: Proof. Impacts. Global and Regional Climate Models. Evaluation. Projections. Future scenarios. Climate Change in Cuenca del Plata.
2.4 Vulnerability and risk: adaptation and mitigation measures. (Walter Baethgen, Federico Bert)
Definition. Technologies for adaptation to Climate Change. Carbon footprints and environmental footprint. Food safety. Impact of climate variability and change in agriculture. Contribution of agriculture to climate change and the role in mitigation. Use of climate information for agricultural decisions (adaptation). Other tools for managing climate risk (eg. insurance, agricultural planning).
2.5 Global climate observation system and database (Julián Báez)
WMO Global Integrated Observing System (WIGOS) and the Global Information System (WIS). Project WHOS – PLATA (OMM – USID). The World Framework for Climate Services (MMSC) of WMO.

3. Interactions and soil-climate feedback (Hugo Berbery, Sebastian Villarino, Leandro Sgroi)
3.1 The component of the Earth's surface of the Earth System. Interactions and soil moisture-climate feedback. The balances of water and energy on the earth's surface. Interactions soil-atmosphere and coupling: The coupling between soil moisture and different variables: evapotranspiration, temperature, precipitation, albedo. Processes and regions of strong coupling. The role of soils and vegetation in soil-atmosphere interactions.
3.2 Changes in land use and the carbon cycle. Influence of global change on land use and its impacts on the global carbon balance. Carbon sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems. Carbon dynamics and provision of ecosystem services.

4. Monitoring of hydroclimatic status and early warning (Osvaldo Moraes)
Evolution of the concepts of Risk Management. Essential elements for the definition of risk, susceptibility and allocation. Danger and meteorological monitoring. Early Warning and Multiple Hazard Alert System. Practical examples.
4.1 Integrated research on global change: the collaborative shift in climate science (Cecilia Hidalgo)
Historical-political aspects: the Paris 2015 agreement, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change (IPCC). The concept of "climate services": its relevance in South America. The Global Framework for Climate Services: its five pillars, the centrality of users, the forecast for impact and the communication of climate information to priority and vulnerable sectors.
4.2 Risk social management (Claudia E. Natenzon)
Social Theory of Risk and Catastrophes: dimensions of analysis. Structural and Emerging Social Vulnerability. Institutions and risk amplification. Management for disaster risk reduction: scope and limitations.
4.3 Conflict management (Victor Pochat)
Controversies related to water, main causes. Local, national and international conflicts. Search for solutions. From conflict to cooperation.

5. FORUM: Building the dialogue between Science and Policy in the framework of Global Change.
The forum is proposed as a space for reflection and dialogue about the interface between science and policy, analyzing the current situation and proposing ideas that promote the strengthening of bonds between actors and their integration, contributing to the design of public policies that, in a context of Global Change, aim at sustainable development. Although the forum is open to all public, the presence of the students of the postgraduate course will allow them to contrast the contents developed up to here with their application to practical situations where scientific work constitutes a valuable tool for decision making in complex problem situations. Furthermore, the dialogue that will be developed within the framework of the forum between the sectors of science and policies, will enrich the training process, incorporating different views on the processes of integration of knowledge.

6. Public policies for the achievement of water security (Victor Pochat)
Water security, conceptual analysis, definitions and scope of the term. Priority areas, risks and challenges. Relations with social, economic and political changes in society. Answers to challenges. Public policies at the global, regional and local levels. Role of knowledge in its construction.

7.Dialogue between agriculture and water in the plain: Learning a new language. (Esteban Jobbagy)
The new hydrological state in the Chaco-Pampan plain. Who wins and who loses before these changes? Can they be regulated, at least partially, through land use planning? How is a process like that governed?

FRIDAY

8. Assessment:
Group exercises / rapporteur and synthesis and reports of the days of the program 20% evaluation + multiple choice exams.

 

Forum

 

Forum: Building the dialogue between Science and Policy in the framework of Global Change.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 – 15:00 hours.
Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
Work agenda – Draft


Forum objective: To specify a space for reflection and dialogue about the interface between science and policies, analyzing the current situation and proposing ideas that promote a strengthening of the bonds between the actors and their integration, contributing to the design of public policies that, in a context of Global Change, aim at sustainable development.


Target audience: The forum is intended for a wide and diverse public from academic background, the governmental sector and civil society. It is expected to have researchers with different backgrounds and scientific interest, decision makers in areas whose themes are linked in one way or another to the problems represented by global change, as well as civil society actors interested in its connotations and impacts.


Structure of the event: Part I: Presentation, objectives of the forum, introductory concepts on the science-policy interface, modality of development of the day.
Part II. Experiences in the region. Two experiences of work carried out by researchers per se or integrated in work groups with actors from the governmental sector and/or civil society should be presented. These experiences will be aimed at problematic knowledge of general interest linked to global change, which will be decisive in the formulation of public policies, such as the elaboration of regulations, the establishment of inter-institutional or intergovernmental agreements.

Study cases:

  1. Title of the presentation: "Land use and hydrology in the plain: Collaborative learning between science, production and management"
    Speaker: Esteban Jobbagy: E nvironmental Studies Group from the Instituto de Matemática Aplicada de San Luis (IMASL, CONICET-UNSL)
  2. Title of the presentation: "Climate services for the south of South America"
    Speaker: Celeste Saulo: Director of the National Meteorological Service of Argentina.

Part III: Political science dialogue: the development of a panel composed of actors from the scientific sector, the socio-productive sector and the political sector is proposed here. The panelists will offer their perspective of the political science interface, the strengths and weaknesses that they present today, and their vision of the actions to be developed in order to improve the articulation between the actors involved. The case studies presented will serve as triggers for the reflection of the panelists, who will have to add their own experience and the views that each of them has on the subject. All this in the search for coincidences that favor the convergence of the proposed actions in order to achieve an effective science - policy interface without gaps.

Integrants of the panel:

  • Scientist of the natural sciences - Osvaldo Moraes. CEMADEN - Brasil
  • Scientist of the social sciences - Cecilia Hidalgo - UBA – Argentina
  • Actor of the productive sector - Federico Bert CREA Argentina
  • Political sector: Users of knowledge - Pedro Domaniczky Itaipú binacional Paraguay
  • Political sector: Science and technology manager - Lucas Luchilo. Secretary of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. Argentina

 

Organizing Committee

Members of the organizing committee:

 

Marcella Ohira

Vicedirectora Ejecutiva y Directora de Desarrollo de Capacidades
Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global (IAI)
Montevideo, Uruguay

Raúl Pedraza

Decano de la Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (FICH)
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Santa Fe, Argentina

Gabriela Müller

Directora del Centro de Estudios de Variabilidad y Cambio Climático, CEVARCAM
Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (FICH)
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Santa Fe, Argentina

Mario Schreider

Director de la Cátedra UNESCO
Agua y Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible
Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (FICH)
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Santa Fe, Argentina

Fernando Méndez

Director de Investigación
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
Universidad Nacional de Asunción (UNA)
Asunción, Paraguay

Julián Báez

Director de la Oficina Regional de la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM) para las Américas
Asunción, Paraguay

Hugo Berbery

Director del Instituto de Cooperación para el Clima y los Satélites Universidad de Maryland
College Park, MD, USA

Virginia Rossi

Facultad de Agronomía
Universidad de la República (UDELAR)
Montevideo, Uruguay

Sebastián Villarino

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) y El Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
Grupo Manejo Sustentable del Suelo, Grupo de Estudio de Agroecosistemas y Paisajes Rurales
Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Logistics coordinators

 

Lucía Caldeiro

Asistente de Desarrollo de Capacidades
Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global (IAI)
Montevideo, Uruguay

Patricia Puertas

Asistente de Finanzas y Operaciones
Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global (IAI)
Montevideo, Uruguay

Andrea Gómez

Coordinadora del Área de Programas Institucionales
Secretaria de Ciencia y Técnica
Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (FICH)
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Santa Fe, Argentina

 

Speakers

Cecilia Hidalgo
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Argentina  
CV

Celeste Saulo
Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
Argentina  
CV

Claudia Natenzon
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Argentina
CV

Esteban Jobbagy
Universidad Nacional de San Luis
Argentina
CV

Federico Bert
Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola (CREA)
Argentina
CV

Fernando Méndez
Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Paraguay
CV

Gabriela Müller
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Argentina
CV

Guillermo Berri
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Argentina
CV

Hugo Berbery
University of Maryland
USA
CV

Jorge Metz


CV

Julián Báez
Organización meterológica mundial (OMM)
Paraguay
CV

Leandro Sgroi
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Argentina
CV

Lucas Luchilo
Secretaría de Ciencia,Tecnología e Innovación Productiva
CV
Argentina

Luiz Amore
Comité Intergubernamental Coordinador de los Países de la Cuenca del Plata (CIC)
CV

Marcella Ohira
Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global (IAI)
CV

Marcos Regis da Silva
Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global (IAI)
CV

Mario Schreider
UNESCO
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)

Argentina
CV

Miguel Lovino
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Argentina
CV

Osvaldo Moraes
Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN)
Brazil
CV

Pedro Domaniczky
Itaipú binacional
Paraguay
CV

Sebastián Villarino
Universidad de Mar del Plata (UNMdP)
Argentina
CV

Víctor Pochat
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Argentina
CV

Walter Baethgen

Walter Baethgen
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
USA
CV

Participants

Ana Adela Llames
Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (UNRC) 
Argentina
Bioprofile

Ana Pía Rabuffetti
Instituto Nacional de Limnología (INALI, CONICET-UNL)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Andrea del Valle Rivarola
Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (UNRC) 
Argentina
Bioprofile

Anelim Bernal
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Carolina Gari 
Universidad Tecnológica de Uruguay (UTEC)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Cecilia López
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Cintia Sorsaburu
Ministerio de la Producción
Argentina
Bioprofile

Daniel Rodríguez
Municipalidad de Viale
Argentina
Bioprofile

Paola Eclesia
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Florencia Rositano
Universidad de Buenos Aires (FAUBA)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Gabriela Hernández
Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
Argentina
Bioprofile

Gastón Petroli
Secretaría de Recursos Hídricos de la Provincia de Santa Fe
Argentina
Bioprofile

Mabel Amarilla
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria - INTA
Argentina
Bioprofile

Ma. Josefina Pierrestegui
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Micaela Suriano
OMM - INA y FIUBA
Argentina
Bioprofile

Pablo Fontanini
Bolsa de Cereales de Entre Ríos
Argentina
Bioprofile

Ma. Agostina Bracalenti
Centro de Estudios de Variabilidad y Cambio Climático (CEVARCAM) – UNL
Argentina
Bioprofile

Luciana Klempnow
Ministerio de la Producción- Santa Fe
Argentina
Bioprofile

Mariano Minaglia
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial
Argentina
Bioprofile

Jaime Quispe
PRO-RURAL
Bolivia
Bioprofile

Jhim Terrazas
HIDROGEOTEC
Bolivia
Bioprofile

Bruna San Martin
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Brazil
Bioprofile

Flávia Lacerda
Instituto de Pesquisa Agronômicas de Pernambuco - ECOLUM
Brazil
Bioprofile

Lidiane Alonso
Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Brazil
Bioprofile

Martha Cadena
Instituo de Hidrolgoía, Meteoroogía y Estudios Ambientales IDEAM
Colombia
Bioprofile

Cecilia del Carmen Viloria
Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET)
República Dominicana
Bioprofile

Abel Delgado
Universidad Nacional de Asunción (FP - UNA)
Paraguay
Bioprofile

Dora Garcete
Dirección de Meteorología e Hidrología DMH - DINAC
Paraguay
Bioprofile

Nelly Figueredo
Laboratorio de investigación de atmósfera y problemas ambientales (LIAPA) - Facultad de ciencias exactas y naturales (FACEN)
Paraguay
Bioprofile

Gaby Rivera 
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura
Perú
Bioprofile

Ma. Esther Caballero
Centre for international migration and development
Perú
Bioprofile

Fernando Sganga
Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (UdelaR) Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca.
Uruguay
Bioprofile

Laura González
Intendencia de Canelones
Uruguay
Bioprofile

Paola Russo
Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (UdelaR)
Uruguay
Bioprofile

Yohana Jimenez
Instituto de Ecología Regional (CONICET-UNT)
Argentina
Bioprofile

Ximena Lacués
Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (UdelaR)
Uruguay
Bioprofile

Ma. Eugenia Olivera
OMM - DINAGUA
Uruguay
Bioprofile

Marilia de Abreu Gregorio
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Argentina
Bioprofile

Logistic information

The lecturers and selected participants will be housed in: Hotel Colonia de Vacaciones UNL ATE
Dr. Maradona 127 (acceso RN 168)
Costanera Este / Santa Fe
www.hotelunlate.com.ar

Santa Fe Logistical Information (Spanish PDF)

Agenda

International Seminar Agenda - (Spanish)

Presentations - (Spanish)

Schedule

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Training Material

Transdisciplinarity by the Belmont Forum - Español

Press Coverage


Diario "El Litoral". September 1th, 2019. Santa Fe, Argentina.


Science at the service of global change research.


They hold an international seminar on climate change in Santa Fe


An international seminar on global change began at the UNL

Meeting on Global Change with INTA participation


Interview with the director of the National Meteorological Service


Esteban Jobaggy Interview. "El Litoral"

Gabriela Müller Interview. "Arriba Santa Fe"


Mario Schreider Interview. "Litus TV Santa Fe"


Diálogos. Mario Schreider - Celeste Saulo


Diálogos. Gabriela Müller - Olvaldo Luiz Leal de Moraes


Dialogue between science and politics in the framework of global change

Presentations


Monday

Marcos Regis da Silva View
Marcella Ohira View
Gabriela Müller View
Guillermo Berri View
Miguel Lovino View
Hugo Berbery View


Tuesday

Leandro Sgroi View
Sebastián Villarino View
Julián Báez View


Wednesday

Osvaldo Moraes View
Cecilia Hidalgo View
Claudia Natenzon View


Thursday

Federico Bert View
Walter Baethgen View
Juan Carlos Bertoni View

FORUM
Celeste Saulo
 View
Esteban JobaggyView


Friday

Celeste Saulo View
Esteban Jobaggy View
Víctor Pochat View

Posters


Ana Adela Llames

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Aneim Bernal

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Abel Delgado

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Agostina Bracalenti

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Andrea Rivarola

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Cecilia Cadena

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Flavia Lacerda

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Florencia Rositano

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Jhim Terrazas

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Laura Gonzalez

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Lidiane Alonso

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Martha Cadena

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Cecilia Viloria

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Photos



 















Testimonials



Marcella Ohira
Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global (IAI)

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Gabriella Müller
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) - Argentina

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Raúl Pedraza
Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas - UNL - Argentina

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María Esther Caballero
Centre for international migration and development - Peru

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Abel Delgado
Universidad Nacional de Asunción - Paraguay

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Esteban Jobbágy
Universidad Nacional de San Luis - Argentina

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Jaime Quispe
PRO-RURAL - Bolivia

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Lidiane Alonso
Universidade Federal do ABC - Brazil

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Micaela Suriano
Organización Mundial de Meteorología (OMM)

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Ximena Lacués
Universidad de la República - Uruguay

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