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CATHALAC (Water Center for Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean)



CATHALAC, established in 1992, is an autonomous non-profit international organization that promotes sustainable development through applied scientific research and education on water resources and the environment.

Action pledges 

Regional Visualization and Monitoring System (SERVIR)


Regional Masters Degree in Climate Change

Further information

CATHALAC's ongoing works in education, training and public awareness

CATHALAC's ongoing activities on adaptation and freshwater

Regional focus Caribbean and Central America
North America
Sector Business
Education and training
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Disaster risk reduction
Early warning systems
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Methods and tools
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Regional

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.