With a practical session carried out in secondary currents of the Coyolate and Nahualate rivers, the course on surface water measurements (gauges) was successfully concluded. The course was imparted to technicians and students of related topics careers and will contribute to the generation of water data that can benefit Guatemalan society.
During the sessions, the participants acquired knowledge about river basins, integrated water management, flow measurement, as well as learning about ICC´s experiences on the southern coast of Guatemala. In addition, there was a practical session in which the knowledge acquired in the previous sessions was put into practice.
María José Pérez from the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH), who participated in the course, commented that this was: “a very interesting process due to the experience that the ICC has in the area of river monitoring” and added that strengthening knowledge on these issues is important to be able to replicate them in other regions of the country where there is little scientific and technical information on surface water measurement (gauging). Through these courses the ICC seeks to strengthen the capacities of various actors and partners, and to promote better water governance in the country.