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Our small region is a world-famous eco-tourism destination that faces complex challenges in maintaining a sustainable balance between economic growth and the protection of natural resources such as water. As finite water resources are vital for human and ecosystem health as well as a stable regional economy, it is necessary to adopt a more modern, holistic way of managing them.
To this end, the Integrated Water Resources Program (IWRP) incorporates MVI’s three key areas –education, applied research, community engagement– into a dynamic program that advances scientific knowledge and sustainable management of water resources. Building on the Institute’s more than 20 years of experience working with local communities, the program seeks to link historically strong foci such as ecotourism, public health and land use planning with this increasingly related issue.
To learn more about any of the following IWRP initiatives, please contact program coordinator, Andrea Albertín.
Director for the Center of Community Iniciatives
tel. 506-2645-5053 ext. 119