WARCAM is a project of excellence supported by CONICYT/Chile in the framework of FONDAP 2013 (FIFTH NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR RESEARCH CENTERS IN PRIORITY AREAS), to develop a Water Research Center for Agriculture and Mining in Chile. The general objective is to optimize the use of water resources and consumption in the agriculture and mining industry of Chile and to be a reference for water management for irrigated agriculture and the mining industry. It seeks to generate scientific advances and technological knowledge to permit a stable and harmonious development of agriculture and mining; to interact with governmental institutions and local and international experts, and to influence policy-making and planning to generate more sustainable processes.