Dr. John Jacob, director of the Program of Coastal Watersheds of Texas, of the Texas A&M University, is currently in Guatemala and shared today with local authorities from the Ministry of Environment, Commonwealth of the South, municipalities, and Fundazucar, about his experiences managing rain runoff waters through wetlands. The presentation was ...
February 15, 2018Robin De León
Due to a new high pressure system, it is forecasted that moderate to strong north wind will affect the country, alongside cloudy skies, light drizzles, and rains in the north and central regions of the country. For the central regions, the forecast includes cloudy skies, possible light drizzles, as well as ...
February 13, 2018Robin De León
A workshop about the Database of the System for Information Management in case of an Emergency or Disaster -SISMICEDE-, was held in Guatemala City in February 5th, 6th and 7th, and it welcomed members of the Departmental Coordinator for Disaster Risk of Escuintla, the Decision Making team and the Humanitarian ...
February 9, 2018Robin De León
2017´s cyclonic activity was normal, generally speaking. Those extreme events were monitored by the Climate and Hydrology Research Program of the ICC. Foremost, the hurricane season had an important activity in the Atlantic Ocean, but luckily for Guatemala, none of those events affected our country directly. In that year, 20 cyclonic ...
February 8, 2018Robin De León
Students, community leaders, government officials, and representatives from local businesses released native fish in the Coyolate River yesterday morning, aiming to preserve biodiversity in this river of southern Guatemala. This activity was held at the riverbank of the Coyolate, at the Santa Odilea Village, Nueva Concepcion, Escuintla, where 2,500 fish of ...
February 7, 2018Robin De León
February 1st, 2018. The Climate and Hydrology Research Program of the ICC reports about the activity of the Fuego Volcano; and as INSIVUMEH has reported in the last minutes, pyroclastic materials are descending through the following cliffs: Seca (Santa Teresa), Trinidad, and Las Lajas, as well as small pyroclastic materials ...
February 1, 2018Robin De León
Winds have accelerated due to the influence of a cold front that is currently located above Central America. Acceleration can be noticeable today and could affect through the middle of the week. Temperatures are also expected to slightly decrease. Wind can reach up to 45kmh in Guatemala City, while temperatures go ...
January 30, 2018Robin De León
The results of the systematization of the technical roundtables of the Achiguate and Madre Vieja Rivers, both in Escuintla, were socialized Friday morning in a hotel in Guatemala City. During the morning, the main processes and results obtained through this study were socialized. These results are part of the project "Public ...
January 29, 2018Robin De León
The Community Adaptation to Climate Change training started today in Parramos, Chimaltenango. This capacity building process will allow 38 community leaders to build up their knowledge in climate change, specifically in three main areas: adaptation to climate change, integrated watershed management, and disaster risk management. The training started today at the facilities ...
January 26, 2018Robin De León