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BINATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR THE REGIONAL SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA- NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Also known as the Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments (CAZMEX)

CONACYT

The University of Arizona and the Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) ratify their commitment of 2013, when they signed an International Memorandum of Understanding for the Establishment of the Binational Consortium for the Regional Scientific Development and Innovation (COBIDECRI), to join their efforts and resources. The UA and CONACYT signed an Addendum in 2017 to extend the Consortium. The funding programs are, or have been, supported by CONACYT, the University of Arizona, the Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice, and the Brown Foundation.


News/Announcements

CAZMEX has released recommendations for 2019-2020 funding support.

 


Objective

To contribute to the consolidation of the scientific, technological and innovative capacities of the region, relative to the environment and climate change in the arid and semi-arid zones of Mexico and the United States, specifically on the following themes:

Environmental sustainability in arid regions
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Soil evolution
Environmental and social justice
  • Climate adaptation
  • Gender and environment
  • Public health
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Institutions and policy

For detailed information:

At the University of Arizona:
Benjamin Wilder, Consortium Interim Director
Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
BWILDER@EMAIL.ARIZONA.EDU

At CONACYT:
Eric Harrsch Amerena
internac_ciencia@conacyt.mx

Monserrat Peña Ávila
Subdirectora de Vinculación y Reglamentación
internac_ciencia@conacyt.mx

Lic. Paulina Olavarría Sayavedra
Jefa de Departamento
Subdirección de Cooperación Científica Internacional
internac_ciencia@conacyt.mx

(On Sabbatical leave, 2020-21):
Christopher Scott, Consortium Director
Professor of Water Resources Policy

For more information, please see the following links:

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