Switzerland maintains a number of links with Peru with regard to climate change, in particular melting glaciers. Thanks to collaboration between the universities of Zurich and Fribourg, a postgraduate training course in glaciology was set up at the Peruvian universities of Huaraz, Cuzco and Lima in 2012.
The SDC is supporting the Glacier+ Project in Peru, and the studies focused on risk reduction, and intended to deal with the effects of dwindling water resources, in particular the management of catchment areas (water needs for the local people, natural disaster risks, potential use of meltwater, etc.)
We invite you to learn more about this initiative and the interview to Christian Huggel, glaciologist and researcher at the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich. This institution takes part in different programmes on glacier retreat supported by the SDC.
The first edition 2016 of the SDC Newsletter is available and included other activities and experiences of the different projects that the Swiss Cooperation – SDC drives around the world.
We wish you good reading.
SDC Newsletter, previous newsletters, SDC
Links of interest
Glaciers Project, Fact Sheet, Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC