We offer two optional field trips free of charge following the conference on the 24th of November, 2023. The trips offer (1) hands-on learning experiences related to a unique ecosystem that is a key contributor to water security for a large population in Latin America (Cajas National Park) and (2) access to a hydropower station with unique insights into one component of the water-energy-food nexus promoting a holistic understanding of complex issues. Both trips will depart from Cuenca (2500 m) and will take us up to 4150 m (Quinuas) and 3600 m (Machángara) respectively. In the Páramo we can expect rainfall any day of the year. November is the beginning of the wet season so it is important to wear waterproof clothes. Temperature is usually low, around 6 degree Celsius, and solar radiation can be high.
Please note: The seats are limited. If you would like to participate in one of the two field trips, please indicate so during your conference registration. Allocation is based on the order of applications received and will be confirmed in a separate e-mail.