Fourth discussion on urban watersheds: The Río Abajo subbasin

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On Wednesday, July 1st, the City of Knowledge Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Panama and the Patronato Panamá Viejo held the fourth discussion on urban watersheds: The Río Abajo subbasin, at the Patronato Panamá Viejo.

The event was attended by Dr. Guillermo Castro, Vice President for Research and Education at the City of Knowledge Foundation, who gave an introduction to the session by mentioning that the sameaims to provide information on the subbasin of Río Abajo as an object of environmental management; identify the parties involved / affected in the watershed management, as well as elements for building consensus; and establish guidelines for a management plan for sustainable development involving the state, the private sector and civil society.

The event featured presentations by Diana Laguna, Geographer at the UTP, Julio Montes de Oca, from Wetlands International, Silvia Arroyo, Architect of the Patronato Panamá Viejo, and Manuel Trute, Urban Architect and Planning Director of the Municipality of Panama. In addition, it featured welcoming remarks by Julieta de Arango, Executive Director of Patronato Panamá Viejo, and closing remarks by José Ramón Padilla, Executive Director of IESA, based at the City of Knowledge.

With this discussion session on the Río Abajo subbasin, the City of Knowledge Foundation, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Panama and the Patronato Panamá Viejo, continues a series of information and discussion activities on the problems of urban watersheds in the city of Panama.