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The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition is a unique opportunity to network with the world’s best water professionals with a focus on development solutions.

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Welcome reception, organised technical tours and gala dinner are but a few of the opportunities to engage and network. Become an IWA Member and let’s inspire change together!

Monday, 13 November

Gral. San Martin water treatment plant, Palermo

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

Start building your networks early at the Opening Ceremony

This is an extraordinary chance to meet personally with keynote speakers and various dignitaries who will open the IWA Water and Developement Congress & Exhibition.

The Welcome Reception is a key opportunity to connect with other water sector professionals and discuss current trends, latest research, guiding strategies and leading practice in a relaxed and informal environment.

Tuesday, 14 November

Gral. San Martin water treatment plant, Palermo

Thursday, 16 November

Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes

Gala Evening

A truly fantastic evening is in store at the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition Gala Evening. Held at the Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes, this will be the highlight of the social networking.

The Gala Evening provides a unique opportunity to absorb some history of Buenos Aires while you relax and mingle with other delegates, reconnecting with old acquaintances and making new connections while you enjoy some of the finest food from the region.

Friday, 17 November

Technical Tours

Connecting you to leading practice and large-scale applications

Book your place early for one of the technical tours

Please note numbers to tours are limited and bookings will be taken on a first in basis.

Mix business with pleasure by combining your visit to some of Buenos Aires leading water facilities with its internationally famous cultural and historic sites. Book your place!

Visit to the Works of the Riachuelo System

1.  Tour 1: 9.30am – 12.30pm    (meet at Gral. San Martin Water Treatment Plant at 8.00am)
2.  Tour 2: 2.30pm – 5.00pm    (meet at Gral. San Martin Water Treatment Plant at 1.00pm and arrive back at approximately 6.00pm)

Technical information

  • LOCATION: Puerto del Dock Sud, Province of Buenos Aires
  • SURFACE: 20 hectares
  • TERM OF TERMINATION: 5 years
  • TRANSPORT AND TREATMENT CAPACITY: 2,332,800 m3 / day
  • BENEFICIARY POPULATION: 4.300.000 inhabitants belonging to the City of Buenos Aires and part of the Buenos Aires province
  • EMPLOYEES: 1,500 direct labor
  • INVESTMENT OF THE WORK: 1.2 billion dollars
  • FINANCING: Partial through the World bank, IBRD 7706-AR Loan and the rest through funds from the Argentine Government

Learn more

The visit to the Works of the Riachuelo System of AySA, consists of a general presentation of the Project that lasts approximately 30 minutes, which will highlight its main objectives, the methodologies applied and the state of progress of the work. It should be noted that the Riachuelo System is an integral solution to the current limitations in the transport capacity of the sewerage service in much of the area of ​​service of the Company, so its implementation will not only improve the quality of the service but will also promote the sanitation of the Riachuelo, concerning pollution by sewage effluents. Afterwards, there will be a tour of the works in progress at the Dock Sud premises for approximately 60 minutes.

During the visit, topics related to the different components of the Riachuelo System will be addressed: Margen Izquierdo Collector; Low Costanera Collector Detour; Riachuelo Treatment Plant and Riachuelo Emissary Plant.

Each visitor will be given specific material on the relevant data of this great infrastructure work.

North Wasterwater Treatment Plant, San Fernando, Buenos Aires

Friday 17 November 2017

  1. Tour 1: 9.30am – 12.30pm
    (meet at Gral. San Martin Water Treatment Plant at 8.00am)
  2. Tour 2: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
    (meet at Gral. San Martin Water Treatment Plant at 1.00pm and arrive back at approximately 6.00pm)

The visit consists of two parts: a theoretical presentation of 40 minutes and a tour of the plant, for another 40 minutes. There you will be able to know the process that is done to sewage liquids before their return to nature. The topics to be covered during the visit are: plant construction, supply areas and expansion program, purification process (collection and elevation, desanding and degreasing, primary and secondary sedimentation, biological treatment, clarification and return to the river), Water quality controls, technologies and equipment applied, among others.

Population Benefit: 600,000 inhabitants
Location of the Plant: San Fernando, Province of Buenos Aires.
Zones Furnished: San Fernando, Tigre, San Isidro

Module I
Year of Inauguration: 1999
Treatment Capacity: 66,444 m3 / day

Enlargement of the Plant / Module II
Year of Opening: 2014
Treatment Capacity: 77,460 m3 / day

Juan Manuel de Rosas Plant, Tigre, Buenos Aires

Friday 17 November 2017

  1. Tour 1: 9.30am – 12.30pm
    (meet at Gral. San Martin Water Treatment Plant at 8.00am)
  2. Tour 2: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
    (meet at Gral. San Martin Water Treatment Plant at 1.00pm and arrive back at approximately 6.00pm)

The visit consists of two parts: a theoretical presentation of 40 minutes and a tour plant, of another 40 minutes. There you will be able to learn the complex process that turns the water of the river into drinking water ready for human consumption. The topics to be covered during the visit are: construction of the plant, supply areas and expansion program, taking of the Paraná de las Palmas river and location of raw water sources, purification process (capture, elevation and loading chamber, Coagulation, decantation, filtration, disinfection and alkalinization and distribution), water quality controls, technologies and equipment applied, among others.

Year of Opening: 2014
Location of the plant: Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires.
Area: 15 Hectares
Production Capacity: 75,000 m3 / day
Production Capacity – 2nd. Stage: 900,000 m3 / day

The first stage supplies 150,000 inhabitants of the Tigre party, in the Buenos Aires suburbs.
The 2nd stage will supply 2 million people from the northern parties of the concession.

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