NHS signs MOU with SAIT for Water Research Cooperation

The Ministry of Petroleum, Natural Resources, and Mining have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), through the National Hydrological Service (Hydrology Unit) and its MacPhail School of Energy Integrated Water Management program in Calgary, Canada. 

Belize: The Ministry of Petroleum, Natural Resources, and Mining have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), through the National Hydrological Service (Hydrology Unit) and its MacPhail School of Energy Integrated Water Management program in Calgary, Canada. 

While signing the MOU, Both the associations gave their consent to the latent benefits in cooperating on research on water resources, sector and management of Belize.

Familiar areas of interest in Belize between both associations include:- 

  • optimization of hydrometric monitoring network 
  • surface water resources
  • saline water intrusion in coastal regions
  • and groundwater resources.

Furthermore, this MOU includes cooperation between both associations on matters like- research on Belize’s water sector, resources and training by experts from SAIT for the staff of the National Hydrological Service, management by experts from SAIT and other Ministry officials, invited participants, or study opportunities at SAIT for Ministry officials.

The Ministry welcomes this opportunity to promote partnerships beyond its borders to advance integrated water resources management and research in Belize.

What is National Hydrological Service?

The main role of the National Hydrological Service is to provide accurate information on the condition and current trend on water resources of the nation. This is important for social and economic development and for maintaining the environmental quality of the country.

WMO- World Meteorological Organization accommodate National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, especially those of developing and least developed countries, to contribute in the most productive manner to the national development and to become full partners in global collaborative efforts.

What is SAIT?

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is a polytechnic institute in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. SAIT was established in 1916 and it offers more than 110 courses in technology, trades and business. 

What is MOU?

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a formal agreement between two or more organisations. Companies and organizations can use MOU’s to establish official partnerships. MOU’s are not legally binding but they carry a degree of seriousness and mutual respect, stronger than a gentlemen’s agreement.