Workshop on ‘Hidden Water in Latin America: Exploring The Guarani Aquifer System’,University of Glasgow, 28 March, 2017

This workshop, which was jointly organised by the Glasgow Latin American Research Network and the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG),  provided insights on developments with regard to the management of the Guarani Aquifer System in the past two decades from a multidisciplinary perspective. The Guarani Aquifer System is shared by Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It has been estimated that it holds enough water to quench the world’s population thirst for the next 200 years. While some of its areas are still relatively unknown, the aquifer has been the subject of academic research, international projects, consultancies, and even one of the few international agreements on transboundary aquifers. Speakers included Prof. R. Hirata, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dr Karen Siegel, Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, and Dr Francesco Sindico, Director, SCELG.  Further information on this event may be retrieved from