Tuesday, November 5, 2019
01:30 PM to 02:45 PM
Location: Amsterdam RAI
    Session: Latin American Water Dialogue

    Theme: Integrating water and resources management
    Organiser: Regional Economic Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Latin America and Netherlands Water Partnership
    Other organisations: Arcadis, VEI, FMO and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A delegation of representatives from several countries in Latin America, active in the water sector will participate in this workshop. The delegation members are from Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico and represent various relevant organisations (ministries, water companies, water boards). During this workshop cases will be presented, followed by a discussion to identify possible solutions and define a follow-up.

    Water management in Latin America and in the Netherlands, whether at the national or regional levels, in urban or rural settings, for drinking water or industrial purposes, demands continuous decision-making, information management and commitment. Water managers face everyday challenges, sometimes aided by strategic partnerships and collaboration, but often struggle with the social, technical and financial complexities of governing water. Lack of society awareness for responsible water use, deficient infrastructure or limited financial means to improve water systems are examples of this. Unexpected climate change phenomena like increasing of flood events or intensive drought periods are putting extra pressure on managing water resources in the Latin American region.

    The convening organizations invite you to participate in the Latin American Water Dialogue during the AIWW 2019. In a conversation with water managers from the region and their Dutch counterparts, we will learn from some of their challenges and success factors and decisions while managing water.

    Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs will moderate the session where two cases from Latin America will be presented and discussed. Diego Rubio, Coordinator of Green Growth at the National Planning Department of Colombia and Salvador López Chief Environmental officer of the North American Development Bank, Mexico will share their experiences about bilateral collaboration, strategic planning but also difficulties in implementing water projects in their countries. Consequently, a panel representing expertise from the perspective of drinking water operations, financial engineering, project management and business development will provide comments and reflections. Contributions from the audience are welcome for the discussion.

     

     


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    Location: Amsterdam RAI
    Room: E105

    Add to Agenda 05 November 2019 13:30 05 November 2019 14:45 Europe/Amsterdam Latin American Water Dialogue

    Theme: Integrating water and resources management
    Organiser: Regional Economic Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Latin America and Netherlands Water Partnership
    Other organisations: Arcadis, VEI, FMO and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A delegation of representatives from several countries in Latin America, active in the water sector will participate in this workshop. The delegation members are from Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico and represent various relevant organisations (ministries, water companies, water boards). During this workshop cases will be presented, followed by a discussion to identify possible solutions and define a follow-up.

    Water management in Latin America and in the Netherlands, whether at the national or regional levels, in urban or rural settings, for drinking water or industrial purposes, demands continuous decision-making, information management and commitment. Water managers face everyday challenges, sometimes aided by strategic partnerships and collaboration, but often struggle with the social, technical and financial complexities of governing water. Lack of society awareness for responsible water use, deficient infrastructure or limited financial means to improve water systems are examples of this. Unexpected climate change phenomena like increasing of flood events or intensive drought periods are putting extra pressure on managing water resources in the Latin American region.

    The convening organizations invite you to participate in the Latin American Water Dialogue during the AIWW 2019. In a conversation with water managers from the region and their Dutch counterparts, we will learn from some of their challenges and success factors and decisions while managing water.

    Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs will moderate the session where two cases from Latin America will be presented and discussed. Diego Rubio, Coordinator of Green Growth at the National Planning Department of Colombia and Salvador López Chief Environmental officer of the North American Development Bank, Mexico will share their experiences about bilateral collaboration, strategic planning but also difficulties in implementing water projects in their countries. Consequently, a panel representing expertise from the perspective of drinking water operations, financial engineering, project management and business development will provide comments and reflections. Contributions from the audience are welcome for the discussion.

     

     

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