InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS)
IANAS is a regional network of Academies of Sciences created to support cooperation towards the strengthening of science and technology as a tool for advancing research and development, prosperity and equity in the Americas.
Founded in the spirit of IAP in May 2004, the main objectives of the network are: (a) to assist in the building of national scientific capacities by strengthening science and technology relationships among the countries of the Americas, as a tool for societal development; (b) to cooperate in building capacities of the Academies of the region, through exchange of information and experience; (c) to aid in the creation of new Academies in those countries of the Americas desiring assistance in the establishment of a Science Academy; and (d) to influence the scientific decision-making processes in the Americas, with the goal of promoting prosperity and equity in the hemisphere.
Linking and strengthening the scientific community in the hemisphere, IANAS plays a major role in contributing to the promotion of scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the Americas.
Urban Water Challenges in the Americas
IANAS announces the release of a comprehensive volume on Urban Water Challenges as part of the recognition of World Water Day, March 22, 2015. The book, which had 120 contributing authors, is available in both English and Spanish. Major financial support has been provided by IAP, the International Hydrological Program of UNESCO and the IANAS member academies.
World Water Day ...
22 March 2014: On the occasion of World Water Day 2014, IANAS, the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences, released the English language version of 'Diagnosis of Water in the Americas', based on the earlier IANAS publication 'Diagnostico del Agua en las Americas'.
The new English version has been developed through the support of the Mexican Academy of Sciences with funding from IAP.
6 Sep 2013
Women Scientists of the Americas. Their inspiring stories
IANAS - an IAP-Affiliated Regional Network has collated inspiring stories by women scientists in the Americas. These women relate their dreams, motivations and the story behind their significant achievements in diverse fields of scientific research, in which they overcame numerous barriers and obstacles Read More
1 Aug 2012
The first IANAS-OWSD Prize has been awarded at a Ceremony which was held at the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela in Venezuela, in August 2012. Read More