The partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was recently highligted in the IDB's 2015 Partnership Report. The UMD effort, led by ESSIC / AOSC Professor and ESSIC Interim Director Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, involves the use of the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) to analyze the water-energy-food nexus in Latin America. The research is part of the IDB collaboration focused on research, knowledge exchange, and capacity-building in the areas of environmental intelligence and security.
GCAM is a community model developed and run at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGRCI), University of Maryland. The model is designed to assess various climate change policies and technology strategies for the globe over long time scales.