Bogotá, D.C., March 28, 2014. In order to implement two projects over the next years focusing on “flood plains” and the “Basin management and planning (POMCA)” in the departments of Casanare and Arauca, the Center for Orinoquia Studies set up a workshop with strategic regional actors to identify the important factors focusing on ecological, water, social and productive processes that occupy the territory of the flood plains in Arauca and Casanare. This in order to foster land planning and implement techniques and technologies that lead to the sustainable use of the flood plains.
The problems relating to the ecosystems, land and social planning, productivity, institutionality, water resources, and knowledge management are key factors for the construction of the “Flood plains” project to have a responsible impact on the environment and the population.
The project aims to reveal the first results in October 2015.
The meeting participants included Carolina Mora Fernández for the Yoluka NGO; Andrea Barrera Zambrano, Asociación de Becarios del Casanare (ABC); Lourdes Peñuela, Fundación Horizonte Verde; Gilberto Cortes, Agriculture and Environment secretary of the local government of de la Casanare; Karen Pérez, Fundación Orinoquia Biodiversa Arauca; Diana Toscano, CIAT; Patricio von Hildebrand, Fundación Puerto Rastrojo; Margarita María Rueda, School of Engineering at Universidad de los Andes; Santiago Madriñan, Department of Biology Uniandes; and for the CEO, Carlos Montenegro, Mirtza Liliana Arroyo, Pablo Avila, Martha Fandiño and Diana Gómez León.