There is talk of tourism in the Convention of Geography in Havana
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Science and Technology
- 11 / 25 / 2011
The Second Convention of Geography, Environment and Land hosts 200 delegates from 12 countries in the Cuban capital. The event takes up topics as the impact of tourism on the regional and local development.
According to the organizing committee of the meeting, based in Havana, the exchange of experiences will help them face the challenges of sustainable development.
The event takes place through five scientific workshops that address the management of watersheds, recent urban studies, regional and local development linked to tourism, geo-ecology and land, causes and consequences of climate change and hydrometeorological risks.
According to José Evelio Gutierrez, associate dean of the School of Geography, University of Havana, most of the territory of a country is composed of integrated watershed management which requires conciliation, so that natural resources are used towards of sustainable development.
The event will conclude on day 25 with a conference assistant representative of the Cuban Population Fund United Nations, Rolando Garcia, about the state of world population in 2011 and the situation in Cuba.
The event hosted some 200 delegates from Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Spain, France and the host country, among others.