Generating knowledge in order to understand the distribution of aquatic ecosystems in drylands zones and the main functions influencing the dynamics, structure and metabolism of those environments. 



Specific objectives of the INLD



  • Develop projects intermittent and ephemeral wetlands around the world such as swamps, rock pools, wetland ponds, lakes, reservoirs, stream, rivers, saltwater ponds, estuaries, and shallow coastal reservoirs, and other constructed ecosystems aimingatgaining a comprehension of their structures and spatial-temporal dynamics.

  • Promote exchanges and cooperation among researchers by means of post-doctoral programs stimulating continuous qualification.

  • Promote the recognition of the post-doctoral programs through exchanges among participating institutions and professionals in the local, regional and global scale.

  • Act as a facilitator in the qualification of new generation of dryland limnologists.

  • Build up a database for the work of synthesis with an emphasis on predictor scenarios.

  • Promote exchanges of data on the various arid, semi-arid and sub-humid dry regions involved in the network by generating a database.

  • Promote local, regional and global events and congresses focusing on dryland realities.

  • Conduct long-term research into dryland regions in order to establish forecasts and predict scenarios.

  • Foster close association with governmental bodies, providing support for decision making processes regarding policies enhancing the population’s access to potable water.





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