Imperial river basin (chile)
The Imperial River Basin is located in the Araucanía region, in southern Chile. The original name of its main water course is Cautín (in Mapudungun), switching to Imperial during the Spanish conquest. Over the past decade, the Imperial River Basin has been affected by a long and severe drought, which has exacerbated poverty in the region and has triggered conflicts on competing water uses, such as irrigation, energy, tourism and forest plantations.
Summer school "Understanding and Modeling the water-energy-food nexus" in chile
The EduNexus Summer School “Understanding and Modelling the Water-Food-Energy Nexus” took place on 3-6 January, 2017, in Temuco, Chile. The overall objectives of the summer school were: introducing to basic WEF concepts and approaches, updating Nexus learning units and data bases, bringing together students, lecturers and researchers and their network to work on methodologies and management strategies for the WEF Security Nexus on river basin scale and fostering the science-policy-society dialogue with local stakeholders on the Nexus conflicts under drought conditions. To illustrate Nexus related resources conflicts, a field visit to the Imperial was conducted.