Programme

The 2017 Water and Development Congress & Exhibition will show leadership in thinking and connect strategy with solutions.

The Water and Development Congress is a dual language event, with simultaneous translation in English and Spanish


El Congreso de Agua y Desarrollo se ofrecerá en dos idiomas (Inglés y Español) mediante traducción simultánea

  • Efficient Utilities as Drivers for Sustainable Development | Servicios de Agua y Saneamiento Eficientes como Impulsores del Desarrollo Sostenible Efficient Utilities as Drivers for Sustainable Development | Servicios de Agua y Saneamiento Eficientes como Impulsores del Desarrollo Sostenible
  • Sustainable Operation and Maintenance of Water and Sanitation Systems | Mantenimiento y Funcionamiento Sostenibles de Sistemas de Agua y Saneamiento Sustainable Operation and Maintenance of Water and Sanitation Systems | Mantenimiento y Funcionamiento Sostenibles de Sistemas de Agua y Saneamiento
  • Integrating Water in City Planning and Design | Integrando el Agua en el Diseño y Planificación de la Ciudad Integrating Water in City Planning and Design | Integrando el Agua en el Diseño y Planificación de la Ciudad
  • Connecting Basins and the Cities that Depend on them | Conectando las Cuencas a las Ciudades que Dependen de Ellas Connecting Basins and the Cities that Depend on them | Conectando las Cuencas a las Ciudades que Dependen de Ellas
  • Water Policies, Regulations and Multi-stakeholder Collaboration | Politicas del Agua, Regulacion y Multi-Collaboracion Water Policies, Regulations and Multi-stakeholder Collaboration | Politicas del Agua, Regulacion y Multi-Collaboracion

Monday 13 November

Registration10:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break12:00 - 13:30
Lunch14:30 - 16:00
16:30 - 18:30
18:30 - 20:00
00:00 - 00:00
Room 1
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Chair: Helena Alegre, LNEC-National Civil Engineering Laboratory, PT

Can the ISO 55x standards help closing the gap between current renovation needs and the main current drivers and challenges of urban water services? Are we aware that we are putting into serious risk the quality and reliability of the water supply and sanitation services provided to our children? In a world where water is increasingly scarce, extreme weather events grow in frequency and intensity and many millions of people cannot have access safe water and sanitation, we tend to forget how dependent we are from buried networks. World infrastructural sustainability of water infrastructures would require an annual expenditure equivalent to the cost of serving 150 million new people every year, and huge gap to reality! This is a hidden problem, rightly brought to the top of the political agenda in the Porto Declaration on Urban Water Agenda 2030. By participating in this brainstorming session, you will attend a provocative keynote by the chair, and will contribute to create awareness, and identify opportunities and solutions. What a better way to start your WDCE? 


2017-11-13 14:30:00 2017-11-13 16:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresHow Will Our Buried Water Infrastructures Look Like in 30 Years?How Will Our Buried Water Infrastructures Look Like in 30 Years?Room 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2

Chair: Juan Miguel Pinto, ALADYR President

The existing prevalence of water scarcity, fluctuating demand over the coming decades, increasing energy costs and an ageing infrastructure requires us to act now to ensure water availability. Desalination is one solution to ensure water availability for industrial applications or for drinking water. The workshop will bring experts in Desalination to explain about Desalination plant design, operation, market trends, capital and operational costs and others.  


2017-11-13 10:00:00 2017-11-13 11:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresDesalination: Design, Market Trends and Operation by ALADYRDesalination: Design, Market Trends and Operation by ALADYRRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Juan Miguel Pinto, ALADYR

The existing prevalence of water scarcity, fluctuating demand over the coming decades, increasing energy costs and an ageing infrastructure requires us to act now to ensure water availability. Desalination is one solution to ensure water availability for industrial applications or for drinking water. The workshop will bring experts in Desalination to explain about Desalination plant design, operation, market trends, capital and operational costs and others.  


2017-11-13 12:00:00 2017-11-13 13:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresDesalination: Design, Market Trends and Operation by ALADYRDesalination: Design, Market Trends and Operation by ALADYRRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Kirsten de Vette, IWA

Attending a congress takes you away from your job, study, and or your family life, and we need to make the most of the congress to justify the attendance. But coming to an (IWA) congress for the first time you may require some support to process all the types of sessions (workshops, trainings, forums, Master Lectures) that will be held, the networking events that happen, the exhibition and what you can gain there, the apps/programme book and browsing through them. IWA members with experience in Conference attendance, will offer assistance


2017-11-13 14:30:00 2017-11-13 16:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresHow To Make The Most Of The Congress: First Time AttendeesHow To Make The Most Of The Congress: First Time AttendeesRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room6

Chair: Corinne Cathala, IADB, FR

How utilities can respond faster to water and sanitation challenges?

Water and sanitation utilities continuously face a broad range of complex challenges, including rising costs and affordability, population changes, aging infrastructure, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, enhanced customer expectations, among others. Utilities need to develop business models that allow them to adapt and be prepared to respond to those challenges. In this workshop Corinne Cathala (IDB), Federico Pérez Peñalosa (AquaRating, US), Francisco Cubillo (AquaRating, ES) and Geer Engelsman (SECO, CH) with different actors of the sector will discuss experiences, challenges and opportunities for utilities to develop change management process in water utilities.


2017-11-13 14:30:00 2017-11-13 16:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires(14:00 - 16:00) Change Management in Water utilities: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities(14:00 - 16:00) Change Management in Water utilities: Experiences, Challenges and OpportunitiesRoom6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Salon de Eventos 

H.E. Rogelio Frigerio Minister of Interior Affairs, Public Works and Housing, AR;

Pablo Bereciartua Under Secretary of Water Resources, Ministry of Interior, AR

Henk Ovink Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, NL

Ing Jose Inglese President AYSA, AR

Agustin Aguerre Manager of the Infrastructure and Environment Department, IDB

Faris A.R. Hasan Al-Sheikh Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Services, OFID - OPEC Fund for International Development

Diane D’Arras President, IWA;

Professor Kala Vairavamoorthy Executive Director, IWA


2017-11-13 16:30:00 2017-11-13 18:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresOpening CeremonyOpening CeremonySalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 
2017-11-13 18:30:00 2017-11-13 20:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWelcome ReceptionWelcome ReceptionSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Tuesday 14 November

09:00 - 09:45
Coffee break10:30 - 12:00
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Break15:30 - 17:00
Break17:15 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:30
19:30 - 20:30
Salon de Eventos 

Guangzhe Chen, Senior Director, Water Global Practice, World Bank


2017-11-14 09:00:00 2017-11-14 09:45:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresKeynote PlenaryKeynote PlenarySalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Marcelo Basani, IADB

10:30 IWA's Global Guidebook On Workforce Reliability: Helping Utilities Serve Customers And Protect The Environment, Cheryl Davis, CKD Consulting, UK

10:45 Actively Engaging Women Is Helping Solve The Global Water Crisis Faster, Eleanor Allen, Water For Pepole, US

11:00 Development Of A New Masters In Sanitation - An Inclusive Process, Mariska Ronteltap, IHE Delft Institute for Water Capacity Building, NL

11:15 From Paper To Action: Community Management Of Drinkable Water And Rural Sanitation In Chile , Guillermo Saavedra, fesan Ltda, CL

11:30 Building Rural Agrarian Communities' Capacity To Manage El Nino Induced Water Challenges In Zimbabwe, Jephias Matunhu, Midlands State University, ZW

11:45 A Socio-economic Survey Of Urban Sanitation In Metro Manila And Select Cities, Ferdinand Dela Cruz, Manila Water Foundation, Manila Water Company, Inc, PH


2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresCapacity Development And Equality Capacity Development And Equality Salon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Kirsten de Vette (IWA)

Unprecedented education efforts are required for the water sector to train new professionals, and update existing professionals to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. The use of digital learning has the potential to reach such great audience and cooperation in the delivering platform can result in focused efforts with the limited resources available. Discussions at Stockholm World Water week have led to further developments of a water learning hub that EAWAG, CAPNET, IWC, CAWST, IHE Delft are using already, and in this session we aim to discuss our roadmap for further developments.


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresEducating Millions: A Water Sector E-learning PlatformEducating Millions: A Water Sector E-learning PlatformSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Roland Liemberger, IWA Water Loss SG, AT

Chronic water losses have been over the decades the hallmark of urban water management in LAMIC. This may not have mattered much during an era of assumed plenty. But the rapid growth of urban areas in combination with increased water scarcity requires us to get serious on cutting back NRW. The first half of the workshop will be used to set the scene: Roland Liemberger (IWA Water Loss SG, AT) will give an introduction to the topic and ask “why not outsource?”, Francisco Paracampos (SABESP, BR) will talk about the five main obstacles to get started with NRW reduction, Shimon Constante (Miya, BR) will talk about legal and financial constraints in Latin America and Bambos Charalambous (Hydrocontrol, CY) will explain why reducing supply time isn’t a good idea. Afterwards you can discuss problems and ideas with the experts.


2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresHow To Reduce Water Losses (NRW) In Low And Middle Income Countries How To Reduce Water Losses (NRW) In Low And Middle Income Countries Salon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Eleanor Allen, CEO, Water for People


2017-11-14 17:15:00 2017-11-14 18:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresKeynote PlenaryKeynote PlenarySalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 The IDB-FEMSA Awards seeks to provide an incentive to startups, products or initiatives that are already impacting in a positive manner the water and sanitation sector, in order to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in a vital sector for the region. Followed by a cocktail reception. 
2017-11-14 18:00:00 2017-11-14 19:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresIDB-FEMSA Awards for Innovative Water & Sanitation SolutionsIDB-FEMSA Awards for Innovative Water & Sanitation SolutionsSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 
2017-11-14 19:30:00 2017-11-14 20:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresIDB FEMSA CocktailIDB FEMSA CocktailSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 1 

Chair: Seamus Parker, Queensland Treasury Corporation, AU

The 4th IWRF is organized as an invite only meeting to host high level representatives of regulatory authorities and officials with regulatory and supervisory functions related to the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater management services. The IWRF facilitates dialogue across regulatory functions – eg economic, health, environmental regulation – and sectors to enable synergies, peer to peer learning and building new partnerships. To date, the Forum has successfully gathered in Lisbon 2014 (Lisbon Charter), London 2015 and Brisbane 2016 –reaching to over 100 regulatory institutions from more than 80 jurisdictions in all continents, becoming a one of a kind global network of regulators that IWA is happy to host. This year we will continue furthering dialogue and cooperation, addressing the key role of regulatory authorities achieving an enabling progress across SDGs. The Forum will be complemented by a series of activities throughout the congress, connecting regulators to other water champions.


2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires4th International Regulators Forum 4th International Regulators Forum Room 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Seamus Parker, Queensland Treasury Corporation, AU

The 4th IWRF is organized as an invite only meeting to host high level representatives of regulatory authorities and officials with regulatory and supervisory functions related to the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater management services. The IWRF facilitates dialogue across regulatory functions – eg economic, health, environmental regulation – and sectors to enable synergies, peer to peer learning and building new partnerships. To date, the Forum has successfully gathered in Lisbon 2014 (Lisbon Charter), London 2015 and Brisbane 2016 –reaching to over 100 regulatory institutions from more than 80 jurisdictions in all continents, becoming a one of a kind global network of regulators that IWA is happy to host. This year we will continue furthering dialogue and cooperation, addressing the key role of regulatory authorities achieving an enabling progress across SDGs. The Forum will be complemented by a series of activities throughout the congress, connecting regulators to other water champions.


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires4th International Regulators Forum 4th International Regulators Forum Room 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Seamus Parker, Queensland Treasury Corporation, AU

The 4th IWRF is organized as an invite only meeting to host high level representatives of regulatory authorities and officials with regulatory and supervisory functions related to the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater management services. The IWRF facilitates dialogue across regulatory functions – eg economic, health, environmental regulation – and sectors to enable synergies, peer to peer learning and building new partnerships. To date, the Forum has successfully gathered in Lisbon 2014 (Lisbon Charter), London 2015 and Brisbane 2016 –reaching to over 100 regulatory institutions from more than 80 jurisdictions in all continents, becoming a one of a kind global network of regulators that IWA is happy to host. This year we will continue furthering dialogue and cooperation, addressing the key role of regulatory authorities achieving an enabling progress across SDGs. The Forum will be complemented by a series of activities throughout the congress, connecting regulators to other water champions.


2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires4th International Regulators Forum 4th International Regulators Forum Room 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2

Chair: David Wilk, IADB and Florent Chazarenc, IRSTEA

How can natural and constructed wetlands for treating wastewater contribute to the sustainability agenda, that is, to increasing treatment coverage, reducing pollution, protecting watersheds, restoring natural ecosystems and increasing climate resiliency? This workshop will discuss concrete examples and best practices of wetland-based treatment systems, pointing at technological innovations, their applicability to urban and rural settings as well as to municipal networks and decentralized systems, their economic and environmental performance, and implementation requirements, including investments and operational/management needs. The workshop will include: 1) Overall presentation of critical issues for municipal and decentralized systems, by David Wilk (IADB, USA) and Florent Chazarenc (IRSTEA Lyon, France); 2) Review of urban municipal best practices in Latin America and around the world, by Irene Altafin (Consultant-Brazil), and Eli Cohen (Ayala Water and Ecology, Israel); 3) Applications of small-scale/decentralized solutions in rural and peri-urban settings, by Marcos Von Sperling (UFMG, Brazil) and Magdalena Gajewska (GUT, Poland). The session will close with a short discussion on contributions of wetland systems to the “circular economy of water” paradigm.


2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWetlands for Wastewater Treatment: Τowards New Integrated Solutions for Urban and Rural WatershedsWetlands for Wastewater Treatment: Τowards New Integrated Solutions for Urban and Rural WatershedsRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair:Corinne Cathala, IDB

How to develop strategic alliances to improve water and sanitation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean? Hundreds of people in the region are still exposed to poor quality water, sanitation, and hygiene. These difficulties cause problems for human development. Challenges in the sector, exert a significant pressure on the main actors to work together developing synergies and strategic partnerships. In this session Sergio I. Campos G. (IDB) will lead a discussion with representatives from the utilities, financial sector, government and regulator to evaluate challenges and opportunities to improve water and sanitation access and quality in the region, and the role of each actor in this process. Panelists of this session are Jose Luis Inglese (AYSA, AR), Oscar Luis Pintos (ADERASA, AR), Anabel Salazar ()Development Bank of Ecuador, EC), Guito Edouard (DINEPA, HT)


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresChallenges and Opportunities: The Latin American and Caribbean Water and Sanitation SectorChallenges and Opportunities: The Latin American and Caribbean Water and Sanitation SectorRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair:Anamaría Nuñez, IDB

How water utilities can improve their performance using AquaRating?AquaRating is a new performance evaluation system for the water sector, developed by the IDB in close collaboration with IWA to facilitate continual improvement processes for utilities by providing rigorous, systematic and universal assessment. In this session Corinne Cathala (IDB) will make a general presentation of the AquaRating system and representatives from utilities that that have successfully applied the AquaRating, will share their experiences and lesson learned during the process and the action taken based on the results. Effective management can help utilities enhance the stewardship of their infrastructure, improve performance in many critical areas, and respond to current and future challenges. Presentations by Marco Antonio Cevallos (EPMAPS, EC), TBD (SECO, CH), TBD (Aguas del Norte, AR)


2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresAquarating: Transforming the Water SectorAquarating: Transforming the Water SectorRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 3 

10:30 – 11:15 PLASSON LTD.

Prevent Water Leaks in Water Distribution Systems Before They Happen

Presented by: Eduardo Guthartz

Smart Water Companies don't spend money in pipes and fittings; they invest in the best pipes and fittings.

Preventive Design vs. Reactive Maintenance.

High Quality Installation procedures, training and best materials as key factors in the success.

The outcome of the best design and will be 100% leak free system for 100 years.

11:15 – 12:00 ECOPRENEUR

Tecnologías del Presente en Tratamiento de Efluentes: Reformulación del Pasado y Proyección al Futuro

Presented by: Mario Dangelica

La charla describe las tecnologías más avanzadas de uso en el presente y como estas tecnologías evolucionaron a partir de desarrollos progresivos en algunos casos y de cambios revolucionarios en otros. Asi pasaremos revista a procesos como el MBR, el MBBR, biofiltros avanzados en el área del tratamiento aeróbico y procesos como los reactores anaeróbicos de alta carga en procesos anaeróbicos, para proyectar lo que hasta hace unos años eran tecnologías a escala de laboratorio y hoy están ya comienzan a aplicarse a escala industrial como los reactores de bacterias autótrofas y los reactores de barros granulados aeróbicos. 


2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

13:30 – 14:15 MDPI – Open Access Publisher 

Mixing and Transport Processes in Environmental and Maritime Hydraulics

Presented by: Dr. Michele Mossa

This forum will present a brief introduction to MDPI and one of the leading scientific journals- Water (ISSN 2073-4441). After which, Prof. Michele Mossa, Professor of Hydraulics at the Polytechnic University of Bari, Guest Editor of Water will talk about the Coastal Engineering Laboratory (LIC) of the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy), focusing on their experimental apparatus and field monitoring. Environmental and maritime hydraulics are of great interest for scientists. A theoretical analysis and experimental results of some case studies of jets in a wave environment, jets interacting with a vegetated crossflow current and other complex environmental flows are presented. The potential help of field measurements and monitoring and the use of large hydraulic laboratories are also described. 

14:15 – 15:00 Netherlands Pavilion

Dutch innovation and expertise for integrated water resources management

Presented by: Henk Ovink, Ab Veldhuizen, Werner Reiner, John Luppens

The Netherlands is recognized worldwide for its strategies and technologies to protect lives and livelihoods from flooding. However, this is only one element of its approach to ensure an integrated and sustainable management of water resources.

The session will give to the participants an insight on the Dutch innovative and integrated solutions from companies and knowledge institutions as examples of successful cases that contribute to implement the integrated approach in water management.



2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

15:30 – 16:15 Netherlands Pavilion

Dutch innovation and expertise for integrated water resources management

Presented by: Henk Ovink, Ab Veldhuizen, Werner Reiner, John Luppens

The Netherlands is recognized worldwide for its strategies and technologies to protect lives and livelihoods from flooding. However, this is only one element of its approach to ensure an integrated and sustainable management of water resources. 

The session will give to the participants an insight on the Dutch innovative and integrated solutions from companies and knowledge institutions as examples of successful cases that contribute to implement the integrated approach in water management. 

16:15 – 17:00 ALOAS / WOP LAC

Cooperation between regional utilities – experiences in Latin America

Presented by: José Luis Inglese, Santiago Ochoa, Valeria Suarez

ALOAS

Non-profit association, made up of water and sanitation operators in Latin America.It has already got 120 members out of 15 countries from all over the region. 

The presentation will consist of an introduction of the members of the association and their experiences in the field of water and sanitation in the region.

WOP LAC

After a general presentation of WOP mechanism, we will share successful experiences in LAC that will show how water and sanitation utilities can improve their service through peer non-profit partnerships. 


2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 4 

10:30 – 11:15 VEOLIA

Veolia´s contribution to circular economy and efficiency in  water activities: Sludge Treatment Experience (Hong Kong study case)  and Revamping and Operation at the Drinking Water Plant Ing. Donato Gerardi (Buenos Aires Province) 

Presented by: Cristina D’Ambrosio, Gabriel Mutto, Mario Rios

The utilities are face with increasingly stringent duties set by the local environmental and health protection agencies. In the vast majority of situations, this necessitates to combine the construction or remodelling of existing assets, with a deep reorganisation of the utility management, to implement the decision taken by the public authority. 
This Forum will illustrate this on the side of drinking water production (revamping & operation contract at Ing. Donato Gerardi plant: an efficiency model where Veolia guarantees continuity of service while expanding at least double production capacity) and on wastewater and sludge treatment (Veolia`s Hong Kong study case: an innovative example of the circular economy serving economic development and the environment 



2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

13:15 - 16:10

Chair: Prof. Min YANG and Prof. Yuansong WEI  Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN 

Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right, yet billions are still faced  with daily challenges accessing even the most basic of services. According to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 6 “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” provides a new blueprint of international cooperation, i.e., By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies. The first session is speeches from Prof Min YANG (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN) Exploring and Practice of international cooperation on water and sanitation by CAS-TWAS CEWE; Prof. Yuansong WEI (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN) Progress of cooperation between China and Sri Lanka on water supply in CKDu affected area; IWA delegate presenting international cooperation on water and sanitation for developing countries; Argentina delegate considering the potential cooperation on water and sanitation between South America and China. The second session is speeches from Mr. Xiaojun PAN (Beijing Tidelion S & I Rainwater Harvesting Technologies Co. Ltd, CN) Cooperation on rainwater harvesting in developing countries; Ms. Dong XIAO (Beijing Jingrun New Technology and Development Co., Ltd, CN) Cooperation on drinking water treatment in Sri Lanka; IWA delegate presenting Cooperation of water industry for developing countries; a delegate from South America presenting Water Situation and Current Wastewater Treatment Strategies in South America. Group discussions will then focus on how we can catalyse cooperation among government, academies, industry to improve water and sanitation in developing countries.


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresInternational Cooperation on Water and Sanitation under the Road and Belt InitiativeInternational Cooperation on Water and Sanitation under the Road and Belt InitiativeRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

12:15 - 16:15

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON WATER AND SANITATION UNDER THE ROAD AND BELT INITIATIVE

Chair: Prof. Min YANG and Prof. Yuansong WEI Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN

Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right, yet billions are still faced with daily challenges accessing even the most basic of services. According to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 6 “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” provides a new blueprint of international cooperation, i.e., By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies. The first session is speeches from Prof Min YANG (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN) Exploring and Practice of international cooperation on water and sanitation by CAS-TWAS CEWE; Prof. Yuansong WEI (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN) Progress of cooperation between China and Sri Lanka on water supply in CKDu affected area; IWA delegate presenting international cooperation on water and sanitation for developing countries; Argentina delegate considering the potential cooperation on water and sanitation between South America and China. The second session is speeches from Mr. Xiaojun PAN (Beijing Tidelion S & I Rainwater Harvesting Technologies Co. Ltd, CN) Cooperation on rainwater harvesting in developing countries; Ms. Dong XIAO (Beijing Jingrun New Technology and Development Co., Ltd, CN) Cooperation on drinking water treatment in Sri Lanka; IWA delegate presenting Cooperation of water industry for developing countries; a delegate from South America presenting Water Situation and Current Wastewater Treatment Strategies in South America. Group discussions will then focus on how we can catalyse cooperation among government, academies, industry to improve water and sanitation in developing countries.

16:15 – 17:00 Newcom LCS

Integración de Innovaciones Tecnologicas para mejorar la Gestión de Recursos.

Presented by: Marcelo Cava, Fernando Cossa 

Somos un integrador de soluciones en tecnología e Innovación, con un amplio portfolio de servicios que incluyen automatización, redes, telemetría y medición, entre otros, con presencia en todo el país y en la región. Desarrollaremos casos de éxito donde la innovación e integración de tecnologías mejoran los resultados deseados ante problemas y/o los métodos tradicionales de Gestión de Recursos . 



2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 5

Chair: Hugo Alberto Contreras Zepeda, TNC

Providing sustainable water supply to populations without deteriorating the natural systems that sustain the water cycle is a critical challenge. Governing connected systems — land and water — within a watershed will require new approaches to how water infrastructure is planned, governed, and managed. Today policies and incentives are largely absent to promote the integrating source water protection and water supply. The objective of the session is to identify what are the barriers and opportunities to incorporate such components in relevant policy. The session will bring experts from different regions to present cases as well as promote discussion among participants to identify alternatives to bring sources water protection into mainstream water security policy.


2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWatershed Management Policy by TNCWatershed Management Policy by TNCRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Hugo Alberto Contreras Zepeda, TNC

Providing sustainable water supply to populations without deteriorating the natural systems that sustain the water cycle is a critical challenge. Governing connected systems — land and water — within a watershed will require new approaches to how water infrastructure is planned, governed, and managed. Today policies and incentives are largely absent to promote the integrating source water protection and water supply. The objective of the session is to identify what are the barriers and opportunities to incorporate such components in relevant policy. The session will bring experts from different regions to present cases as well as promote discussion among participants to identify alternatives to bring sources water protection into mainstream water security policy.


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWatershed Management Policy by TNCWatershed Management Policy by TNCRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Patricia Lopez and Gustavo Saltiel, World Bank, Philip Weller, IAWD 

How can regional collaboration in the water sector contribute to provide sustainable water and wastewater services for all?

Regional collaboration in the water sector, as undertaken in the Danube Water Program (DWP) and in other partnership programs in Latin America and globally, can be one effective instrument to promote the adoption of smart policies and the development of strong utilities, which are at the foundation for the provision of sustainable services for all in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The workshop will kick-off with five brief interventions by Patricia Lopez (World Bank) introducing the model of regional collaboration in the Danube region; Philip Weller (IAWD) on regional capacity building initiative “Danube Learning Partnership”; Katerina Schilling (IAWD) on DWP activities to develop regional utility performance indicator systems and benchmarking; Gustavo Saltiel (World Bank), on regional collaboration amongst regulatory agencies in Latin America region; and Roberto Olivares (ANEAS, Mexico) on Operators Partnerships and experiences in Latin America.



2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresRegional Collaboration Amongst Water Sector Stakeholders for Utility Performance, IAWDRegional Collaboration Amongst Water Sector Stakeholders for Utility Performance, IAWDRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 6 

Chair: Sarah Tibatemwa, IWA

A number of countries in Africa continue to be victims of the effects of climate change. The latest is the drought that has been experienced in the region for the better part of this year. Water scarcity and floods has brought immense challenges to water utilities as well as Governments as they try to fulfil their commitment to ensuring that water and sanitation service for all as a human right. The first session will be looking at Africa’s response to climate change in as far as drought and water scarcity has affected the water sector and how some countries have managed the challenge. The second session will be about the on-going challenge of management/reduction of NRW in the African Utilities. With an already on-going water scarcity, it has become even more important to manage whatever water is available efficiently. The session will include presentations from utilities who have recorded positive results as well as discussion of on-going and future initiatives for intervention.



2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresAfrica Leaders ForumAfrica Leaders ForumRoom 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Sarah Tibatemwa, IWA

A number of countries in Africa continue to be victims of the effects of climate change. The latest is the drought that has been experienced in the region for the better part of this year. Water scarcity and floods has brought immense challenges to water utilities as well as Governments as they try to fulfil their commitment to ensuring that water and sanitation service for all as a human right. The first session will be looking at Africa’s response to climate change in as far as drought and water scarcity has affected the water sector and how some countries have managed the challenge. The second session will be about the on-going challenge of management/reduction of NRW in the African Utilities. With an already on-going water scarcity, it has become even more important to manage whatever water is available efficiently. The session will include presentations from utilities who have recorded positive results as well as discussion of on-going and future initiatives for intervention.


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresAfrica Leaders ForumAfrica Leaders ForumRoom 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Eva Promes and Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA

Low-carbon, low-energy solutions in the water sector not only present an opportunity to combat the effects of climate change and to increase resilience of the water sector, but also makes economic sense for utilities. The WaCCliM roadmap is an international guideline intended for water utilities, which inspires the critical thinking that is required to look at the urban water cycle holistically and to identify opportunities for increasing efficiencies and reducing costs, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This interactive workshop takes participants through the steps of the roadmap: /Why decarbonise?; 2/Assess your system; 3/Opportunities for improvement; 4/Implement solutions; 5/Monitoring of progress. Pioneering utilities will share lessons learned on their journey towards carbon neutrality. This workshop is jointly organized by WaCCliM partners, GIZ and IWA, on behalf of the German ministry BMUB.       


2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresLow Carbon, Low Energy Solutions; A Roadmap To SuccessLow Carbon, Low Energy Solutions; A Roadmap To SuccessRoom 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 7

Chair: Daniel A Nolasco, University of California, US

Este curso-taller utiliza la experiencia ganada en las últimas dos décadas en cuanto a procesos de tratamiento, tanto en Latinoamérica, como en el mundo, y propone estrategias sostenibles de aprovechamiento de recursos. El foco del taller es la energía, pero en un contexto de sostenibilidad (técnica, económico-financiera, social y ambiental). El uso de pruebas de campo (por ejemplo, pruebas de transferencia de oxígeno) y de herramientas de escritorio (planillas de cálculo y simuladores dinámicos) se presentarán en el contexto de planeación, selección, diseño, evaluación, optimización y operación de procesos de tratamiento. Se realizarán simulaciones en vivo de los conceptos presentados durante este taller, por lo que la audiencia, de manera interactiva participará en estos aspectos. Presentaciones por Dr. Carlos Díaz (Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina, VE), Dr. Diego Rosso, (University of California, US), Chris Bye (Envirosim Ltd., CA) y Victor Arroyo (Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina, VE)


2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresAhorro Y Generación De Energía En Plantas De Tratamiento De Agua Residual Para Sostenibilidad En Países En DesarrolloAhorro Y Generación De Energía En Plantas De Tratamiento De Agua Residual Para Sostenibilidad En Países En DesarrolloRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Daniel A Nolasco, University of California, US

Este curso-taller utiliza la experiencia ganada en las últimas dos décadas en cuanto a procesos de tratamiento, tanto en Latinoamérica, como en el mundo, y propone estrategias sostenibles de aprovechamiento de recursos. El foco del taller es la energía, pero en un contexto de sostenibilidad (técnica, económico-financiera, social y ambiental). El uso de pruebas de campo (por ejemplo, pruebas de transferencia de oxígeno) y de herramientas de escritorio (planillas de cálculo y simuladores dinámicos) se presentarán en el contexto de planeación, selección, diseño, evaluación, optimización y operación de procesos de tratamiento. Se realizarán simulaciones en vivo de los conceptos presentados durante este taller, por lo que la audiencia, de manera interactiva participará en estos aspectos. Presentations by Dr. Carlos Díaz (Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina, VE), Dr. Diego Rosso, (University of California, US), Victor Arroyo (Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina, VE)


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresAhorro Y Generación De Energía En Plantas De Tratamiento De Agua Residual Para Sostenibilidad En Países En DesarrolloAhorro Y Generación De Energía En Plantas De Tratamiento De Agua Residual Para Sostenibilidad En Países En DesarrolloRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Marcos von Sperling, Federal University of Minas Gerais, BR

Are the solutions for urban wastewater treatment involving anaerobic treatment and aerobic post-treatment feasible, reliable and ready to use?

Anaerobic treatment of urban wastewater is successfully practiced in some countries, leading to substantial cost savings, especially in terms of operational costs. Several advancements have been obtained in the past years, but there are still challenges to be approached. The low removal efficiencies in terms of organic carbon, which were previously considered a disadvantage of the system, are now considered an inherent characteristic, and are dealt with by incorporating a post-treatment stage, usually involving aerobic processes. An overview of the several possibilities will be given, including natural (ponds, wetlands, overland flow) and compact systems (trickling filters, activated sludge, submerged aerated filters). A critical evaluation of these combinations will be given, with actual performance results and applicability at full scale.



2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresAnaerobic Treatment at Low CostAnaerobic Treatment at Low CostRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 8

Chair: Bambos Charalambous, Hydrocontrol Ltd, CY

IWS needs greater global attention to jointly develop solutions to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all (SDG 6). This interactive workshop will highlight the difficulties, problems and challenges faced by water utilities under IWS conditions. Small group discussions will then address solutions to critical IWS issues. Bambos Charalambous, (Hydrocontrol, CY) will set the scene and the need for a paradigm shift followed by Patricia Bakir (Strategic Adviser, JO) stressing the need for strengthening stakeholder engagement, and Corinne Cathala (IDB, US) providing insights to financial support mechanisms. Roland Liemberger (MIYA, AT), Rose Kaggwa (NWSC, UG), Francisco Paracampos (SABESP, BR) and Didier Sinapah (Suez, FR) will share regional experiences 


2017-11-14 10:30:00 2017-11-14 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresIntermittent Water Supply - Taking Control Of The NetworkIntermittent Water Supply - Taking Control Of The NetworkRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Katharine Cross, IWA

With increasing climate variability and change, uncertainty in water availability and quality fluctuates as extreme events; i.e. flood and droughts, become more frequent, more severe and less predictable. Water users and practitioners striving to become more resilient in their practices, can be informed through climate data and risk assessments to respond to changing demands and climatic conditions.

Well informed planning is a foundation for sustainable management of water. At the basin level, integrated water resource management (IWRM) has been at the forefront of planning, while for the past 15 years, water safety planning (WSP) has been recognised as an effective means for water utilities to maintain a safe supply of drinking water. The Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project http://fdmt.iwlearn.org/en, is contributing to this effort through a methodology with online technical applications supporting planning across scales.

This side event provides an opportunity for a hands-on experience to learn about the Flood and Drought Portal (http://www.flooddroughtmonitor.com) which supports both short- and long-term planning. Some of the applications to be highlighted include the Data and Information tool, Water Indicator tool, Reporting tool and Water Safety Planning support tool. 


2017-11-14 13:30:00 2017-11-14 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBuilding Climate Resilience Through Improved Planning: A demonstration of the Flood and Drought PortalBuilding Climate Resilience Through Improved Planning: A demonstration of the Flood and Drought PortalRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Katharine Cross, IWA and Mauro Nalesso, IDB

How can we use available technologies to better prepare for flood and droughts?

As climate variability continues to grow, uncertainty in water availability and quality fluctuates as extreme events; i.e. flood and droughts, become more frequent, severe and less predictable. This workshop explores how to address challenges posed by climate related extreme events using technology to reduce impacts and improve planning. The first half will highlight droughts including how climate data and risk assessment can be used for drought preparedness by Katharine Cross, IWA. After a discussion to share knowledge on drought issues the focus will turn to floods with Mauro Nalesso, IDB providing an overview of the challenges in the LAC region, followed by showcases of technology for flood forecasting and assessment from Reinaldo García, Hydronia and RTI. A second discussion will have an emphasis on floods and the use of technology to better prepare for these events. Presentations by: Katharine Cross (IWA), Mauro Nalesso (DB, US), RTI International (US) and Reinaldo García (Hydronia, US)


2017-11-14 15:30:00 2017-11-14 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresFloods and Droughts: Risks, Challenges and Solutions in an Era of Climate ChangeFloods and Droughts: Risks, Challenges and Solutions in an Era of Climate ChangeRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Wednesday 15 November

09:00 - 09:45
Coffee Break10:30 - 12:00
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Break15:30 - 17:00
Break17:15 - 18:30
18:00 - 19:30
Salon de Eventos 

Léo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation


2017-11-15 09:00:00 2017-11-15 09:45:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresKeynote PlenaryKeynote PlenarySalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Pablo Bereciartua, Subsecretario de Recursos Hídricos de la Nación, AR

El Plan Nacional del Agua (PNA) de la Subsecretaría de Recursos Hídricos de la Nación está formado por cuatro ejes estratégicos para lograr que todo argentino tenga una mejor calidad de vida. Estos ejes incluyen: trabajar para garantizar el derecho al agua potable y saneamiento a toda la población, invertir en infraestructura para la adaptación de extremos climáticos, ampliar la superficie productiva mediante el desarrollo de nuevas áreas de riego y construir obras multipropósito para la generación de energía limpia, entre otras cosas. El PNA está alineado con la preservación del ambiente y con la implementación de nuevas tecnologías para reducir el impacto negativo sobre nuestros recursos.

Para ahondar en el plan, Juan Martín Koutoudjian (Dirección Nacional de Agua Potable y Saneamiento) abordará los contenidos del eje uno, Ricardo Ferreyra (Dirección de Proyectos) los del eje dos, Alberto Gurruchaga (Programa de Nuevas Áreas de Riego) los del tres y Rodolfo Dalmati (Organismo Regulador de Seguridad de Presas) abordará el eje cuatro.



2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresEl Plan Nacional del Agua: Desafíos de la Argentina para 2030El Plan Nacional del Agua: Desafíos de la Argentina para 2030Salon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Emilio Lentini, Asesor del SSRH, AR

La Argentina abarca un vasto territorio con particularidades geográficas y climáticas diferentes: llanura, desierto, cordillera, selva, sierras, humedales, y en cada región hay diferente disponibilidad de agua. En función de las necesidades en cada provincia, se priorizan distintas políticas hídricas en el marco del Plan Nacional del Agua. Estas obras de infraestructura permitirán alcanzar oportunidades de desarrollo vinculadas a la inversión productiva para lograr un impacto positivo en lo que respecta a salud, empleo, competitividad y nuevas oportunidades para los argentinos. Para conocerlas en detalle, contaremos con las presentaciones de los representantes de las provincias de Neuquén, Córdoba, Mendoza, Jujuy, Tierra del Fuego y Buenos Aires.  


2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresImplementacion del Plan del Agua: Políticas del sector hídrico en las provinciasImplementacion del Plan del Agua: Políticas del sector hídrico en las provinciasSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Juan M. Koutoudjian, Director Nacional de Agua Potable y Saneamiento, AR

Argentina faces a huge challenge to provide drinking water to 8.2 million people and sanitation to 20 million people that lack of access to these basic services; moreover, waste water treatment is estimated at 20%. This showcase will highlight the approach Argentina’s Federal Government is following to overcome its sector challenges and the role a comprehensive policy approach. During the sessions there will three key topics: the role that capacity development will play in achieving the policy objectives, the approach and how to implement a large scale investment model likewise as an outcome from a discussion with the audience and the presentation of the project investments, consultancies and PPPs opportunities in the W&S sector to international firms.

 

2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresDesafios de la Inversion en el Plan del Agua. Participation Publico-PrivadaDesafios de la Inversion en el Plan del Agua. Participation Publico-PrivadaSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 
  • Rianna Gonzales, Water and Sewerage Authority 
  • Christian Villa, Metropacific Water 
  • Suvritha Ramphal, Royal Danish Embassy Pretoria

2017-11-15 17:15:00 2017-11-15 18:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresPlenary Session: Emerging Water LeadersPlenary Session: Emerging Water LeadersSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 1 

Chair: Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA

The World Bank, CAF, and IFC are partnering with IWA to hold the Wastewater as a Resource Leaders Forum. It will enable leaders across municipalities, utilities, regulators, and basin authorities, to exchange transformative knowledge and lessons learned on the wastewater reuse potential. City leaders from around the world will contribute to this event by sharing the challenges and opportunities, innovative solutions and cases, and defining critical enablers for implementation, such as access to financing and adaptive regulations towards an action agenda for sustainable wastewater management and reuse for 2030. Presentations will be given by leading experts on regulatory incentives, market conditions and institutional arrangements.


2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWastewater as a Resource ForumWastewater as a Resource ForumRoom 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA

The World Bank, CAF, and IFC are partnering with IWA to hold the Wastewater as a Resource Leaders Forum. It will enable leaders across municipalities, utilities, regulators, and basin authorities, to exchange transformative knowledge and lessons learned on the wastewater reuse potential. City leaders from around the world will contribute to this event by sharing the challenges and opportunities, innovative solutions and cases, and defining critical enablers for implementation, such as access to financing and adaptive regulations towards an action agenda for sustainable wastewater management and reuse for 2030. Presentations will be given by leading experts on regulatory incentives, market conditions and institutional arrangements.


2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWastewater as a Resource ForumWastewater as a Resource ForumRoom 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA

The World Bank, CAF, and IFC are partnering with IWA to hold the Wastewater as a Resource Leaders Forum. It will enable leaders across municipalities, utilities, regulators, and basin authorities, to exchange transformative knowledge and lessons learned on the wastewater reuse potential. City leaders from around the world will contribute to this event by sharing the challenges and opportunities, innovative solutions and cases, and defining critical enablers for implementation, such as access to financing and adaptive regulations towards an action agenda for sustainable wastewater management and reuse for 2030. Presentations will be given by leading experts on regulatory incentives, market conditions and institutional arrangements.


2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWastewater as a Resource ForumWastewater as a Resource ForumRoom 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2

Chair: Kari Elisabeth Fagernaes, Oslo Water, NO

In a context of global population growth and increased climatic risks, preparing for a crisis is a necessity for Water Utilities across the world. The likelihood is high that water utilities all over the world, will suffer a disaster or crisis at some point. It is therefore critical that water utilities share experiences and best practices in order to be best prepared against upcoming crises, and to develop efficient and resilient water services. This workshop will cover definition of crisis management and highlight the importance of communication when dealing with a crisis. Using examples of crises, in an interactive session participants will learn the criticality of ensuring everyone speaks the same language, as multiple agencies often work together to respond to a crisis. Presentations by: Kari E. Fagernaes (Oslo Water, NO), Charity Superyo (l MPRSK, Nairobi). 


2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresCrisis Management & Resilience for Water Utilities: Crisis CommunicationCrisis Management & Resilience for Water Utilities: Crisis CommunicationRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair:Raul Munoz Castillo (INE/WSA Division. IADB)

The second session will aim to introduce the participants with suitable governance and infrastructure management for crisis management. Chaired by Raul Munoz Castillo (IADB/WSA) , this session will use examples of recent water related crises in the Latin America to highlight governance and infrastructure related issues. Presentations by: Humberto Claure (EPSAS La Paz, BO), Dave White (ASU, USA), Pedro Guerrero (ANA, PE), Paula Kehoe (San Francisco Public Utility Commission, USA).


2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresCrisis Management & Resilience for Water Utilities: Implications for Water Governance and InfrastructureCrisis Management & Resilience for Water Utilities: Implications for Water Governance and InfrastructureRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Daniel Nolasco, NOLASCO y Asociados S.A, AR

15:30 Flood Forecasting And Early Warning Systems. River Ave (NW Portugal) Case Study, Jose Vieira, University of Minho, PT

15:45 New Synergies For An Integrated Urban Resources Management, Berthault Jean, SIAAP, FR

16:00 Need For a Megacities Alliance For Water And Climate, Joakim Giacomoni, SIAAP, FR

16:15 Integration Or Disintegration For The Provision Of Rainwater Services - The Portuguese Case, Rita Martins, CeBER – Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, PT

16:30 Urban Stormwater Management In Semi-arid Environments - A Multi-faceted Approach For Nicosia, Cyprus, Katerina Charalampous, The Cyprus Institute, CY

16:45 TGlobal Water Management For Mitigating Climate Change Effects: The Case Study Of The District Of Agen (France), Roger Ben Aim,  IFTS, FR


2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires Adapting to Climate Change Adapting to Climate ChangeRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 3 

10:30 – 11:15 Bridge Hydrogen S.A. (BHY)

FSM Frankenberger: Presentation of the company, equipment and application references.

Presented by: Frank Beltsohn, Guido Frankenberger

FSM Frankenberger:  Company's presentation. Brief description of technologies and new developments. Presentation of application cases. 

11:15 – 12:00 Cursos Agua – ITA – Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

La formación online como herramienta para la mejora de la capacitación de profesionales de empresas de agua

Presented by: Enrique Cabrera

La sesión presentará las novedades tecnológicas de la plataforma de formación CursosAgua y las ventajas para las empresas de desarrollar una parte de la formación de su personal en formato e-learning.  

La presentación contará con ejemplos prácticos y un tiempo de debate al final de la misma con preguntas y respuestas. 



2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

14:15 – 15:00 Sludge to energy

Tecnologías para obtención de energía a partir del lodo generado en plantas de tratamiento

Presented by: Sergio Sarlinga

Será presentada la tecnología CHP aplicada a la recuperación de energía en plantas de tratamiento de efluentes.



2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

15:30 – 16:15 3M

Water Renewal

Presented by: Pablo Bessone

Pipe renewal liner that helps provide a cost effective solution to many of the problems common to potable water distribution systems. Its unique properties, combined with a trenchless spin cast application process, can efficiently coat the existing infrastructure -restoring internal pipe diameters, increasing flow, improving efficiency, minimizing water loss and helping to prevent additional corrosion and build up of scale and tuberculation. 

16:15 – 17:00 Newcom LCS

Integración de Innovaciones Tecnologicas para mejorar la Gestión de Recursos.

Presented by: Marcelo Cava, Fernando Cossa

Somos un integrador de soluciones en tecnología e Innovación, con un amplio portfolio de servicios que incluyen automatización, redes, telemetría y medición, entre otros, con presencia en todo el país y en la región. Desarrollaremos casos de éxito donde la innovación e integración de tecnologías mejoran los resultados deseados ante problemas y/o los métodos tradicionales de Gestión de Recursos . 



2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 4 

10:30 – 11:15 African Water Association

Making the Shift from Sewer to Non-Sewer Sanitation Systems through Peer-to-peer learning and benchmarking partnerships in Africa

Presented by: Simeon Kenfack

2.5 billion people lack safe sanitation and 84 % of the Sub-Saharan African people relay non-piped Systems. The use of centralized sewer has shown to need high costs for investment, O&M while management skills of operators remain weak. Non-sewer sanitation seems the best option toward sustainable access to all and the mentorship is a promising approach to speed up access. 


11:15 – 12:00 Saneamiento de Areco SOE

Comprehensive management system for small and medium sized sanitation services providers.

Presented by: Maximiliano Voss, Presidente de Sanear and Francisco Durañona, Intendente Municipal de San Antonio de Areco

A comprehensive sanitation services and sustainable development management system will be introduced. Presenter will engage with the audience in a Q&A session and will provide guidelines about the system’s use.



2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

12:15 – 13:00 Itron

AMR-AMI as Measurement Management Intelligence.

Presented by: Mariano Bergman, DMAE, Maturino Rabello Junior

Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water, communications systems and software, as well as managed and consulting services. 

13:30 – 14:15 Schneider Electric

Smart Water IOT & Digital Transformation

Presented by: Pablo Gaggiolo, Martin Vazquez, Maximiliano Batista

The global demand for a clear, reliable water supply is growing. Innovation at every level from Schneider Electric will help to address this challenge. The digitalization and the IOT will play a key role to do more with less and be more efficient. Connectivity, Mobile, Cloud and Analytics technologies are the main factors for the next Smart Water Industry

14.15 – 15:00 Reconstrucción Caños SA “Forever Pipe”

Sharing experiences in changing public services

Presented by: Sergio Carruega, Juan Cruz Nario, Bruno Breder

Implementation of new technologies for the rehabilitation of pluvial, sewage and water transport pipes. 

Presentation of experiences in Argentina.



2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

15:30 – 16:15 Fluence Corporation

Global trend in water and wastewater treatment and reuse.

Presented by: Juan Pablo Camezzana

Potabilization of surface water: technological advances compared to conventional processes Arsenic in ground water: conventional processes upgrade with membrane Technologies. Wastewater Treatment: MABR Technology (Membrane Aerated Bioreactor), energy consumption optimization, nutrients removal, treatment decentralization.

Water reuse: international trend.

16:15 – 17:00 De Watergroep

A public water company on the private market: experiences in the circular economy / Una empresa pública de aguas potables en el Mercado privado: experiencias en la economía circular

Presented by: Célestin Claeys

100 years of experience as the biggest public drinking water company in Belgium has made De Watergroep a very reliable water provider. We now offer customised water treatment techniques & AZ-project realisation for industry, utilities and municipalities too. Learn about our experiences with making the shift to the private market and closing water cycles. We will offer you our vision on the role of public utilities in the circular economy, by presenting practical cases.


2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 5

Chair: Stefan Reuter, BORDA, DE

Cities and communities are key actors for a sustainable development. With the adoption of the New Urban Agenda on the Habitat III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito in October 2016, are current targets and orientations for a sustainable urban development anchored for all countries. Water and sanitation need particular attention, considering that the impacts of missing water and sanitation are severely hindering the long term economic development of cities and the wellbeing of communities but is mostly invisible and not considered a priority. The workshop will kick-off with four scene setters from Henry Moreno (Inter-American Development Bank, Argentina) presenting basic sanitation concept and solutions; CONAGUA person (Comisión Nacional de Agua, Mexico) looking at the New Urban Agenda and its implementation in the Water sector in Mexico; Gustavo Heredia (AGUATUYA, Bolivia) presenting the combination of existing large sanitation plants and decentralized plants and Pedro Kraemer (BORDA Las Americas, Mexico) who introduces the water-wise city and its implementation. The workshop concludes with the interaction between the panelists and the audience by giving time for questions.


2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresThe New Urban Agenda And Its Practical Application by BORDAThe New Urban Agenda And Its Practical Application by BORDARoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Julie Perkins, GWOPA, CA

More and more utilities around the world are helping one another address their challenges through Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs). Much has been learned about how to run these partnerships effectively. The BEWOP project, a Dutch Government funded partnership between GWOPA and IHE Delft, has drawn from the experience of WOPs to develop practical guidance to help water utilities prepare for, structure, implement and monitor their partnerships. After a brief introduction on WOP practice, we will do a series of small workshops in a world café-style break-out session around the various open-source BEWOP tools related to asset management, utility decision-making, water safety planning, sustainability mapping, partnering best practice, capacity development best practice and more. Presentations by: Giuliana Ferrero (UNESCO-IHE, IT), Suzanne Faber (UNESCO-IHE, NL), Maria Pascual (GWOPA, ES) and Julissa Kiyenje (GWOPA, UG)


2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBoosting the Effectiveness of Water Operators PartnershipBoosting the Effectiveness of Water Operators PartnershipRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Daniel Shemie, The Nature Conservancy

The water sources for cities and industry are degrading at an alarming rate. Coupled with growing demand, water utilities today face increasing costs to secure sustainable water supply. As a result, some utilities have begun investing in land assets where watershed conservation is cost-effective. For most utilities, however, it’s still unclear when watershed conservation makes financial sense. This session will highlight the experience and perspectives of utility leaders who succeeded in evaluating and incorporating watershed conservation into their investment portfolio. This session will highlight cases from Latin America and beyond, as well as readily available tools and methodologies.


2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness Cases for Investing in Watersheds: Green Infrastructure For Water Supply DeliveryBusiness Cases for Investing in Watersheds: Green Infrastructure For Water Supply DeliveryRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 Posters 1-34
2017-11-15 18:00:00 2017-11-15 19:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresPoster SessionPoster SessionRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 6

Chair: Jaime Baptista, LIS-Water/LNEC, PT

The objective is to debate the role of the regulatory authorities in the implementation of Human Rights to water and sanitation, because they are essential actors to sustain sound public policies on water services to accomplish these Rights. Regulators have an essential role promoting and controlling the other components: strategic plans, legislative framework, institutional framework, governance models, quality of service goals, tariff and tax policy, financial resources, construction of infrastructures, operation and maintenance, human resources, research and innovation, entrepreneurship, competition, consumer’s protection, social engagement, ethics, integrity, and information. A better awareness of the regulatory authorities to reach Human Rights to water and sanitation is essential. Presentations by Léo Heller (United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights on water and sanitation, BR), Oscar Pintos (ADERASA, AR), Alexandra Serra (Águas de Portugal Internacional, PT), Dominique Gatel (AquaFed, UK) and Dianne D´Arras (IWA)


2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresHow Regulatory Authorities Must Promote The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation?How Regulatory Authorities Must Promote The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation?Room 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Carlos Diaz, CAF -Development Bank of Latin America, VE

The LAC region is witnessing a decrease of fiscal resources. Governments are looking for alternatives, and PPPs can capture the efficient risk management practices associated with the private sector while maintaining the public ownership at the same time. Drawing from international best practices, CAF and AySA are organizing a 3-day Regional Workshop on Innovative PPPs in the Water Sector (October 25-27). This workshop will bring some of the experiences showcased at the Regional Workshop, the proceedings and conclusions to take the discussion further. The workshop will open with an introduction of the chair, followed by a keynote by Abel Mejia (Strategic Advisor, CAF), a presentation on Espirito Santo PPP (Brazil), and another by Jose Luis Inglese (AySA, Argentina) on Acueducto Norte PPP


2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWater and Sanitation PPPs: Identifying Innovations and Understanding AlternativesWater and Sanitation PPPs: Identifying Innovations and Understanding AlternativesRoom 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 7

Chair: Trine Stausgaard Munk, Rambøl, SE and Eleanor Allen, Water For People

The Sustainable Development Goals are due in 13 years, yet many practitioners do not have clear plans to translate the goals into changing practice on a day to day basis or to use the goals to as driver for additional and accelerated actions for sustainable development. In this session will be presented the common elements identified in the various case studies collected by IWA and its SDG task force, and include the voice of key governmental partners of Water For People, with the main aim of getting input, feedback, and additions from practitioners attending the Congress. The sessions aims to identify key components of using the SDGs to accelerate sustainable development and to share experiences on practical implementation of SDGs at different levels, both in terms of aligning existing strategies and actions and in terms of initiating new.



2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresTranslating The Sustainable Development Goals into PracticeTranslating The Sustainable Development Goals into PracticeRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Christian Taylor, AySA, AR

13:30 Prediction Of Coagulant Dose For Drinking Water Treatment By Artificial Neural Networks, Huancayo-Peru, Lisveth Flores Del Pino, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, PE

13:45 Water Demand Management In Regulated Systems: Distribution Network Optimization, Andres Bebczuk, AySA SA, AR

14:00 Off-grid Drinking Water Treatment: A Feasibility Study Using An Electrochemically Activated Solution For Disinfection, Gillian Clayton, University of the West of England, UK

14:15  El Desafio De La Gestion De La Perdida De Agua En Sistemas De Gran Escala. Experiencia AySA, Alejandra Bettig, AYSA - UBA, AR

14:30 Technologies To Treat Contaminants Of Emerging Concern, William Becker, Hazen and Sawyer, US

14:45 Rainwater Quality In Different Atmospheric Conditions: First Flush Diversion For Improving The Water Quality In Semiarid, Savia Gavazza, Federal University of Pernambuco, BR


2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresDrinking Water: Sources, Treatment and ContaminantsDrinking Water: Sources, Treatment and ContaminantsRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Chair: Robert Bos, IWA

15:30 Establishing A Drinking Water Safety Strategy In Mid-Western Nepal, Ariane Schertenleib, Eawag, CH

15:45 Interim Water Quality Standards As An Opportunity For Water Providers And Unserved Areas To Make Public Health Gains, Patrick Widner, International Water and Health Alliances, US

16:00 Dissecting Water Services Models For Small Towns: The Road To Integrated Models, Giuliana Ferrero, IHE Delft, NL

16:15 Plan De Seguridad Del Agua En Salta, Argentina: 5 Años De Experiencia, Maria Soledad, CONICET-INENCO-UNSa, AR

16:30 Recovering Lost Groundwater - Moving Bed Denitrification- Innovative Removal Technology Of Nitrate, Aviv Duek, Aqwise LTD, AR

16:45 The Missing Link: Microbiology Testing As Key To Achieving The Human Right To Safe Drinking Water, Robert Metcalf, Califonria State University, Sacramento, US


2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresEnsuring Safe Drinking WaterEnsuring Safe Drinking WaterRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 Posters 35-74
2017-11-15 18:00:00 2017-11-15 19:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresPoster SessionPoster SessionRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 8

Chair: Cheryl Davis, CKD Cosulting, UK

What approaches and guidance are industries using to achieve sustainable water use?

With increasing pressures on water resources, industries need to develop approaches to ensure sustainable water use. In response, there have been guidelines, analytical tools, assessments and best practices developed across sectors. This workshop aims to showcase some of these approaches in action from different industries. The workshop will convene a panel with industry representatives from mining, information technology and food and beverage to share experiences on the practical application of sustainability frameworks. This will be followed by a second panel focusing on perspectives from regulators, NGOs and financial institutions on how these frameworks are viewed in terms of performance and effective social responsibility. The discussions from the workshop will contribute to a publication on the applications of tools, case studies and guidance in implementing sustainability in the water industry.


2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresSustainable Water Use in IndustrySustainable Water Use in IndustryRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: German Sturzenegger, IADB

13:30 A Replicable Strategy In Kenya To Eliminate Waterborne Diseases Where Communities Have No Improved Water Sources, Robert Metcalf, Califonria State University, US

13:45 Evaluación De La Calidad Del Agua De Un Embalse Tropical En La Cuenca Del Río Culiacán; Región Agrícola De México, Alberto Quevedo-Castro, Instituto Tecnologico de Culiacan, MX

14:00 A New Generation Of Microbial Electrochemical Wetland Tested At Full Scale At Mar Del Plata, Argentina, Sebastian Bonanni, NTEMA (CONICET), AR

14:15 METlands For Wastewater Treatment: A New Generation Of Hybrid Bioelectrochemical Wetlands Coming True In Southern Spain, Belen Barroeta, imdea water, ES

14:30 Governance Of Common-pool Resources: A Local Water Management Model For Indigenous Peoples, Formosa Province, Argentina, Liliana Abascal, AgroParisTech, AR

14:45 Models For Water Supply For Remote Rural Areas In A Developing Country Context, Brace Boyden, Watercycle Management Group, AU


2017-11-15 13:30:00 2017-11-15 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresRural and Offgrid SolutionsRural and Offgrid SolutionsRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Barbara Evans, University of Leeds, UK

One of the biggest challenges to achieve SDG 6 is to ensure that sanitation reaches the poorest and  more vulnerable at a faster pace than ever before. In this lecture, the development of alternatives to conventional water borne sewage in dense urban areas will be discussed with particular consideration of technical and financial constraints faced by low income communities to implement conventional solutions. Emphasis will be made on reaching goals on health and safety by developing effective strategies from management and disposal of feacal sludge within community sanitation schemes in the global south. 



2017-11-15 15:30:00 2017-11-15 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresSanitation in Low Income CommunitiesSanitation in Low Income CommunitiesRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Thursday 16 November

09:00 - 09:45
Coffee Break10:30 - 12:00
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Coffee Break15:30 - 17:00
Break17:15 - 18:30
20:00 - 22:30
Salon de Eventos 

Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO, Water Research Centre, South Africa


2017-11-16 09:00:00 2017-11-16 09:45:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresKeynote PlenaryKeynote PlenarySalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Alejandro Hoc, Coordinador de la Unidad de Proyectos Especiales, SSRH, AR

Los Proyectos Estratégicos de la SSRH son fundamentales para cumplir con las premisas determinadas por el Presidente de la Nación y establecidas en el Plan Nacional del Agua en lo relativo al aumento de cobertura de los servicios de desagües cloacales, la regulación de los recursos hídricos para el desarrollo de nuevas áreas productivas, la generación de energía hidroeléctrica y el aumento de la cobertura de provisión de agua potable. En tal sentido, Marcela Álvarez, detallará las más importantes características del proyecto “Sistema Riachuelo”, la mayor obra del Área Metropolitana de Buenos Aires; Marcelo Rastelli explicará las características del “Plan Integral de la Cuenca del Salado”, en la Provincia de Buenos Aires; Horario Carvalho describirá el proyecto multipropósito Chihuido, a ejecutarse en la Provincia de Neuquén; Sergio Ruiz detallará el proyecto “Acueducto Gran Tulum” a realizarse en la Provincia de San Juan; Esteban Isasmendi desarrollará el proyecto “Acueducto de Salta”; y finalmente Andrei Jouvravlev expondrá sobre el nexo entre agua, energía y seguridad alimentaria.


2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresProyectos Estrategicos de la Subsecretaria de Recursos HidricosProyectos Estrategicos de la Subsecretaria de Recursos HidricosSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Emilio Lentini, Asesor del SSRH, AR

En América Latina los principales focos de preocupación están puestos en lograr una universalización de los servicios. Entre las acciones relevantes para alcanzar este objetivo, se destaca el planteo de los marcos de regulación y control, que establezcan una organización institucional efectiva y definan procedimientos para incentivar que se cumplan los objetivos y metas pre-fijadas para la gestión de los prestadores.  El PNAPyS identificó como una de sus prioridades la mejora de la organización institucional y de sus funciones. Este desarrollo es un factor fundamental para enfrentar los desafíos que implican las exigentes metas de universalización de los servicios, basadas en principios de equidad y eficiencia. Se invitaron expertos internacionales para que expusieran sus análisis y propuestas: Gustavo Saltiel del Banco Mundial presentará propuestas para una regulación efectiva en países en vía de desarrollo, Miguel Solanes se referirá a gobernanza y regulación y Rui Cunha Marques, al estado del arte de la regulación. 


2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresMarco Regulatorio para los Servicios del Agua Potable y Saneamiento: Lecciones de la Experiencia InternacionalMarco Regulatorio para los Servicios del Agua Potable y Saneamiento: Lecciones de la Experiencia InternacionalSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Emilio Lentini, Asesor del SSRH, AR

El Relevamiento Nacional de Barrios Populares muestra que existen más de 4.000 barrios populares con diferentes grados de precariedad y hacinamiento, con un déficit en el acceso formal a los servicios básicos y una situación de dominio irregular en la tenencia del suelo. De estos, aproximadamente 1.000 barrios están en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y el Conurbano Bonaerense, la mayoría dentro del área de prestación y expansión de AySA. Este relevamiento, junto a la creación del Registro Nacional de Barrios Populares (RENABAP), implica un alineamiento de las acciones de los actores para cumplir con los objetivos delineados por el Gobierno Nacional.  Para conocer en detalle este nuevo mecanismo y su incidencia en la gestión de AySA en tanto su aplicación en el AMBA, se convocó a Fernanda García Monticelli (Jefatura de Gabinete de Ministros); a Rodolfo Rojas (Director de Desarrollo de la Comunidad de AySA); a José Melo, (experto de Brasil en temas de acceso en favelas); a: Fernando Calatroni (Director de Planificación de AySA) y a Diego Valenzuela (intendente del Partido de Tres de Febrero). 


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBarrios Populares. El Acceso a los Servicios de Agua y SaneamientoBarrios Populares. El Acceso a los Servicios de Agua y SaneamientoSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Emerging Water Leaders and Senior Water Leaders

Maria Eugenia Vidal, Governor of Buenos Aires Province

Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, Head of Government (Mayor), Buenos Aires City

Benedito Braga, President World Water Council

Isaac Monney, University of Education, 

Arlinda Ibrahimllari, UKKO JSC, 

Trine Munk, Rambøll


2017-11-16 17:15:00 2017-11-16 18:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresClosing CeremonyClosing CeremonySalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 
2017-11-16 20:00:00 2017-11-16 22:30:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresGala DinnerGala DinnerSalon de EventosIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 1 

Chair: Ganesh Pangare, IWA

Addressing drought requires global leadership. The World Economic Forum ranks the water crisis as the top global risk facing societies, economies and businesses over the next decade. 4 billion people throughout Africa, Asia and South America are affected daily by severe water scarcity and drought. The Forum will deliberate on tackling water scarcity and drought management focusing on: a)Policy and institutional reforms: review of policy and regulatory frameworks across sectors impacting on water scarcity; b)Technological solutions: effective demand and supply management through portfolios of solutions; c)Process oriented efforts: the culture of water use, efficiency, ethics, managing and improving water availability and mechanism to enhance these; d)Public and private investments: mobilizing local, national and international financial resources for investments in infrastructure required. Presentations by: Anthony Slatyer (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, AU), Benedito Braga (World Water Council, BR), Kari Vigerstol (Water Security, US), Daniel Nolasco (Nolasco y Asociados, AR)


2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWater Scarcity and Drought ForumWater Scarcity and Drought ForumRoom 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Ganesh Pangare, IWA

Addressing drought requires global leadership. The World Economic Forum ranks the water crisis as the top global risk facing societies, economies and businesses over the next decade. 4 billion people throughout Africa, Asia and South America are affected daily by severe water scarcity and drought. The Forum will deliberate on tackling water scarcity and drought management focusing on: a)Policy and institutional reforms: review of policy and regulatory frameworks across sectors impacting on water scarcity; b)Technological solutions: effective demand and supply management through portfolios of solutions; c)Process oriented efforts: the culture of water use, efficiency, ethics, managing and improving water availability and mechanism to enhance these; d)Public and private investments: mobilizing local, national and international financial resources for investments in infrastructure required. Presentations by: Anthony Slatyer (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, AU), Benedito Braga (World Water Council, BR), Kari Vigerstol (Water Security, US), Daniel Nolasco (Nolasco y Asociados, AR)


2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWater Scarcity and Drought ForumWater Scarcity and Drought ForumRoom 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Lic. Pablo Rodrigué (President of Autoridad del Agua) y Bernado Herrero (Advisor of the Autoridad del Agua)

Near fourty thousand industries are stablished in Buenos Aires province, three thousand of them are called “third category” because of the environmental impact they cause. With the PRTVI program, industries can access new technology in order to process their industrial discharges, through technical and financial tools. One of the benefits of adhering to the PRTVI is that companies could get a certificate saying they are adapting their industrial discharges, turning them in to Certify Industries giving them environmental quality before other institutions when it's required. Thus, we are playing a part in industries' power saving and with environmental care, in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Objectives established in Agenda 2030 UNDP, suscript by The Republic of Argentina.


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresTechnological Restructuring of Industrial Discharges Programme in ArgentinaTechnological Restructuring of Industrial Discharges Programme in ArgentinaRoom 1IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2

Chair: Jorge Aguado. Secretario de Planeamiento y Políticas en Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva - MINCyT, AR

El uso sustentable y la gestión del agua requiere integrar las visiones y los lenguajes del sector público y del sector científico-tecnológico con el objetivo de proponer canales de comunicación posibles y factibles que contribuyan a la intervención en este campo complejo con formado por problemas vinculadas al acceso a agua segura en zonas rurales y periurbanas, las enfermedades hídricas, los efectos que producen la deforestación, la intensificación agropecuaria, entre otros. Los aportes que el sistema científico- tecnológico puede hacer en relación a esta problemática son múltiples, por ejemplo, el desarrollo de tecnologías que permitan garantizar la calidad del agua para sus diferentes usos (Ej. consumo humano, actividades industriales, actividades agrícolas). Desde la gestión, los principales aportes se vinculan al diseño de normativa y de instrumentos de gestión que permitan controlar las actividades antrópicas que impactan en la misma a través de la fijación e institucionalización de estándares y normas. Esta actividad propone vincular a actores de estos dos diferentes campos de acción para avanzar en la propuesta de vías concretas de intervención institucional.


2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresCiencia y Gestión para un uso Sustentable del AguaCiencia y Gestión para un uso Sustentable del AguaRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Corinne Trommsdorff (IWA)

Water-wise cities are not a thing of tomorrow, but today. Ensuring that all cities have a strong urban vision begins with the empowerment of stakeholder groups - including communities- in defining the water-wise vision for their city. This session will focus on Level of Action 4 of the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities – Building water-wise communities. Challenges and successes of implementing participatory approaches around tariffs, service level, or improving the quality the urban space using water will be shared from the perspectives of City Councils, Utilities, and NGOs, from South America, Asia, and Africa.


2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresParticipatory processes Water-Wise Communities: Lessons Learned From Around The World Participatory processes Water-Wise Communities: Lessons Learned From Around The World Room 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Rose Kaggwa, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, UG

15:30 A Contribution To Foster Strategic Investment Planning In Water Services, Helena Alegre, Lnec, PT

15:45 Pushing For Universal Access To Water By Ensuring Financial Sustainability Of Community Water Points, Phideria Moyo, Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Developent, MW

16:00 Advanced Solutions - Intermittent To Continuous Water Supply, Didier Sinapah, Suez, FR

16:15 Efficiency In Implementation Of Pro-poor Safe Water Interventions In Urban Areas, Uganda, Innocent Tumwebaze, Sustainable Sanitation and Water Renewal Systems NGO, UG

16:30 The Human Right To Water: A Case Study Of Water Cut-offs And Water Flow Restrictors In Portugal, Alvaro Carvalho, ERSAR, PT

16:45 Assessment Of Water Supply And Household Coping Strategies In Response To Intermittent Water Supply: The Case Of Jigawa, Habeeb Muhammad, University of Leeds, UK


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresDelivering Universal Access to WaterDelivering Universal Access to WaterRoom 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 3 

10:30 – 11:15 IWA, GIZ Mexico, SITRATA

Low-carbon, low-energy solutions in the water sector that make economic sense

Moderator: Eva Promes, IWA

Water and wastewater utilities can become leaders in climate mitigation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while lowering their operational costs, improving their services to the public and protecting the environment. By assessing their energy performance and carbon footprint with the free ECAM tool, utilities can understand what the best opportunities for improvements are and monitor their progress. In this interactive session participants will get a hands-on ‘crash course’ on the ECAM tool and will discuss how a holistic approach is the key to realizing ‘carbon neutrality for urban water’.

12:15 – 13:00 Wageningen University & Research

Water – food – ecology

Presented by: Ab Veldhuizen

Parts of Argentina are faced with increasing water problems due to climate change, water management and land management. An integrated approach is needed, challenging the needs of food production, water quality, ecology and energy production. Local solutions, improvement of water infrastructure as well as a river catchment based overview are necessary ingredients for a sustainable development of Argentina.





2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

13:30 – 14:15 FAISAN SA

Technological advances to deutrophish lagoons

Presented by: Dr. Darío Andrinolo

The aquatic environments are changing by the high degree of anthropic eutrophication. Many of Pampeana´s region lagoons have been affected by high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen. We will present a case where the implementation of a renal system has been improving the quality of the water with low environmental impact.

14:15 - 15:00 Integrated System for Water Quality and Flow measurement

Integrated system for measurement

Presented by: Martín Craparo

- Water quality (pH, OD, turbidity, conductivity, temperature, etc.)

-Flow (open channels and closed pipes) whit laser measurement technology

-Automated sampling (refrigerated, simple and compounds types)

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2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Katharine Cross, IWA

How can urban stakeholders become agents of change in improving water resources across the wider catchment?

Utilities providing water for their cities need to work hand in hand with basin stakeholders to ensure water security for their cities.. IWA is developing a Basin Action Agenda which will provide guidance pathways to influence and activate utilities, cities and their industries to become water stewards working with basin and catchment organisations, as well as other water management stakeholders (e.g. agriculture and mining). The workshop is part of a series at IWA events in developing the Action Agenda, and will be finalised for the 2018 IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo. This workshop will focus on sharing experiences and identifying approaches to develop guidance for urban stakeholders to better manage water quantity and quality through actions at the catchment level.


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresAgainst The Flow: Engaging Urban Stakeholders in Water Resource ManagementAgainst The Flow: Engaging Urban Stakeholders in Water Resource ManagementRoom 3IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 4 

10:30 – 11:15 Van Oord

 Connecting to the Sea

Presented by: Johan L. Vos

Van Oord provides integrated solutions for the installation of nearshore pipelines, e.g. for water intakes or outlets. 

The deployment of our in-house specialists and equipment allows us to be an early partner in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts for landfall construction, shallow water pipeline installation, cable installation and trenching and backfilling. 

11:15 – 12:00 IWA, GIZ

Low-carbon, low-energy solutions in the water sector that make economic sense

Presented by: TBC

Water and wastewater utilities can become leaders in climate mitigation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while lowering their operational costs, improving their services to the public and protecting the environment. By assessing their energy performance and carbon footprint with the free ECAM tool, utilities can understand what the best opportunities for improvements are and monitor their progress. In this interactive session participants will get a hands-on ‘crash course’ on the ECAM tool and will discuss how a holistic approach is the key to realizing ‘carbon neutrality for urban water’. 11:15 – 12:00 HOBAS América Latina

HOBAS Pipes for trenchless applications

Presented by: Barbara Prommegger

Trenchless applications become more and more important, especially in big cities where it has become vital to reduce traffic interruptions to a minimum. There exist excellent technologies for laying pipes without having to dig a trench, for new pipes as well as for rehabilitation. For wastewater and gravity applications as well as for potable water and pressure applications.

12:15 - 13:00 AySA S.A

Red de Monitoreo de la Cuenca del Plata

Presented by: Alejandro Barrio

La red de Monitoreo de la Cuenca del Plata es una iniciativa impulsada por AySA en el ámbito del COFES que nuclea a las empresas operadoras de servicio de agua potable. Consta de una serie de Estaciones configuradas con equipos de medición en línea de parámetros de calidad de agua, hidrológicos y meteorológicos que reportan a un sistema central de base de datos que funciona sobre un GIS que abarca la última parte del Alto Paraná, el Paraná medio, el Delta del Paraná y el Río de la Plata.

La información en línea es procesada en un Centro de Control operado por profesionales de varias disciplinas, que con la ayuda de herramientas como modelos matemáticos predictivos, fotos satelitales diarias y convenios suscriptos con el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional permiten predecir a las Plantas Potabilizadoras la calidad del agua cruda que les llegará a sus tomas con varios días de anticipación permitiendo que estas puedan prepararse y mitigar los efectos adversos que estos eventos podrían traer aparejado.



2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

13:30 – 14:15 DAS Experto Ambiental

Sustainable treatment of industrial wastewater

Presented by: Hernán Gómez Pizarro

DAS Experto Ambiental offers different biological processes and solutions for the treatment of residual and waste water of industrial processes. Mr. Gomez will explain the possibilities for different industries, their advantages over other technologies and lead a discussion on possibilities of usage and improvement of said technology.

14.15 – 15.00 Plastiferro Tubos S.A.

Oriented PVC Technology

Presented by: Antonio Benedicto

It consists of applying a process of molecular orientation to the PVC, thus improving in a remarkable way its physical and mechanical properties. This process applied to a PVC pipe gives it exceptional characteristics without altering the advantages and chemical properties of the original polymer. The result is a plastic pipe of great resistance, very long service life and highly efficient in terms of energy, in addition to being totally ecological throughout its useful life among many other qualities.



2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresBusiness ForumBusiness ForumRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Prof. Prosun Bhattacharya, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE and Ing. Jorge Durán, DNAPyS, Arslan Ahmad, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, NL

El Hidroarsenicismo constituye un problema para el abastecimiento de agua en muchas regiones de Argentina. En esta sesión se presentará un trabajo actualmente en ejecución para confirmar (o no) la necesidad de llevar el límite máximo aceptable actual a 10 µg As/L. Asimismo, se mostrará la distribución del arsénico en el país, se presentarán alternativas tecnológicas para alcanzar el nivel aceptable y se expondrán opciones de gestión para conseguir una operación técnica y económicamente sustentable. Disertantes para Arq. Silvia Rivero, Dra. María T. Yanicelli, Ministerio de Salud de la Nación (AR), Dr. Carlos Schultz, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa (AR), Dra. Ana María Ingallinella, Universidad Nacional de Rosario (AR) y Ing. Jorge R. Guberman, Ing. Carlos A. Rivas, ex Directores Regionales de Veolia/USFilter.


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresHydroarsenicismHydroarsenicismRoom 4IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 5

Chair: Gari Villa-Landa Sokolova, AEAS, ES

10:30 Consolidating The Use Of Reclaimed Water For Irrigation And Infiltration In A Semi-arid Agricultural Valley In Mexico, Leopoldo Mendoza-Espinoza, Autonomous University of Baja California, MX

10:45 From Research To Reuse: Implementation Strategies From Northern California, Paula Kehoe, SF Water Power Sewer, US

11:00 Irrigation Of Maize With Effluent Water At Dandora Estate Treatment Plant, Susan Nuthu, Nairobi Water, KE

11:15 Optimization Of Methanol Production Using Waste Activated Sludge Mixed Culture Of Type I Methanotrophs As Biocatalyst, Ahmed Mahmoud, York University, UK

11:30 Uso Del Biogás Generado En Reactores Anaeróbicos Para El Secado E Higienización Del Lodo, Julio Rietow, Federal University of Paraná, BR

11:45 Resource Based Sanitation: The Role Of Urine Management, Asher Kiperstok, Federal University of Bahia, BR


2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresResource Recovery and Water ReuseResource Recovery and Water ReuseRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Ivette Morazán, Water For People, NI

El saneamiento básico ha sido una gran problemática desde hace muchos años y aún lo es, con aproximadamente 4.5 mil millones de personas que aún falta saneamiento seguro. Por esta razón muchas organizaciones han revisado sus estrategias con un enfoque de mercado. En esta sesión se presentarán: -12 principios de "Saneamiento Sostenible" para América Latina, basado en cuatro pilares con conceptos de mercado. -El modelo "WaterCredit" de Water.org, y su aplicación en Perú. -Una experiencia de Water For People en Nicaragua Los participantes aprenderán sobre diferentes iniciativas y modelos de microfinanzas para avanzar en saneamiento sostenible en la región de América Latina, a través de presentaciones dinámicas y una mezcla de preguntas estructuradas y abiertas. Presentacion para Victor Hugo Urcia (Water.org, PE)


2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresMicrofinanzas Para Saneamiento SostenibleMicrofinanzas Para Saneamiento SostenibleRoom 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Gustavo Saltiel, World Bank, PE

15:30 Making WaSH A Priority Sector In India: How It Happened And What Next, Lesley Pories, Water.org, US

15:45 Engaging The Private Sector For Citywide Sanitation Service Provision In Kampala, David Serukka, Kampala Capital City Authority, UG

16:00 Quantifying The NRW Problem Around The World, Roland Liemberger, Miya, AT

16:15 Assessing Equality In Affordability Of Water And Sanitation Services: Effect Of Social Program In Bogotá, Colombia, Laura Varga Lopez, Federal University of Minas Gerais, CO

16:30 Financing Sustainable Water Infrastructures: A Solution To Induce IAM Best Practices In Water Utilities, Alexandra Serra, Aguas de Portugal Internacional, SA, PT 

16:45 WaterEquity: Meeting SDG #6 Through Leveraging Financing From The Bottom-up To Meet Top-down Infrastructure Investments, Gary White, Water.org & WaterEquity, US


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresInnovative Financing Mechanisms Innovative Financing Mechanisms Room 5IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 6

Chair: Eva Manzano, CAWST, CA

Many organizations struggle with quality control and consistency, particularly with intangible aspects of their work such as capacity development. A competency framework establishes expectations and forms an objective basis for evaluating performance. Such a framework is useful to define and communicate progressive levels of proficiency; support and track the professional development of individuals; accelerate learning and increase capabilities by encouraging ownership; and professionalize and improve organizational function, activities, and performance. In this workshop, CAWST will present its competency framework as an example and facilitate discussion between participants to explore competency models and standards, share challenges and successes, and identify best practices.


2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresStrengthening Competencies for WASH ProfessionalsStrengthening Competencies for WASH ProfessionalsRoom 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Arlinda Ibrahimllari, UKKO, AL

What do we need to do to ensure we reach goals set for when we lead the Sector? Young water professionals: Do you wish to position yourselves as Emerging Water Leaders and contribute to the outcomes of the congress. This platform provides you with a space to take a professional dive into 4 themes considering all the challenges coming our way drawn from the Congress - Enabling Environment through Regulation and Policy, Wastewater as a Resource, Water Scarcity and Drought and City planning and Urban Settlement - with the angle, what do we need to do to achieve all goals set for 2030 and beyond. Four Emerging Water Leaders will pitch key lessons from the sessions in the congress, and the audience will get the opportunity to add their lessons per theme.


2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresEmerging Water Leaders ForumEmerging Water Leaders ForumRoom 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 

Chair: Arlinda Ibrahimllari, UKKO, AL

What do we need to do to ensure we reach goals set for when we lead the Sector? Young water professionals: Do you wish to position yourselves as Emerging Water Leaders and contribute to the outcomes of the congress. This platform provides you with a space to take a professional dive into 4 themes considering all the challenges coming our way drawn from the Congress - Enabling Environment through Regulation and Policy, Wastewater as a Resource, Water Scarcity and Drought and City planning and Urban Settlement - with the angle, what do we need to do to achieve all goals set for 2030 and beyond. Four Emerging Water Leaders will pitch key lessons from the sessions in the congress, and the audience will get the opportunity to add their lessons per theme.


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresEmerging Water Leaders ForumEmerging Water Leaders ForumRoom 6IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 7

Chair: Christian Taylor, AySA, AR

10:30 Overcoming Barriers To Technological Innovation In Water Management In Emerging Countries: The Example Of China, Markus Starkl, BOKU University, AT

10:45 Implementing Free Basic Sanitation In Informal Settlements: Practice, Progress And Prospects From South Africa, Lina Taing, IHE Delft, NL

11:00 Panama Sanitation Program, Succes Story In Sanitation Management, Calros Singh, Unidad Coordinadora del Programa de Saneamiento de Panama, PA

11:15 Rehabilitacion Integral De CañErias De Hierro Fundido De Redes De Distribucion De Agua Potable En Grandes Urbes, Pablo Oneto, AySA, AR

11:30 A Performing, Totally Integrated And Innovative Information System For Water Management, Edouard Rouanet, Société des Eaux de Marseille, FR

11:45 Mathematical Models As Efficient Utilities In Water And Wastewater Management, Diego Bottelli, AySA, AR


2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWater Systems ManagementWater Systems ManagementRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Enrique Cabrera Rochera, ITA - Universitat Politecnica Valencia, ES

La energía requerida para el transporte de agua a presión supone en muchos sistemas (abastecimiento y riego) un porcentaje importante de los costes de explotación (hasta un 40%). La experiencia demuestra que en la mayoría de las instalaciones el margen de ahorro supera el 50%. El seminario presentará la problemática y abordará las estrategias a seguir para optimizar el consumo de energía en estos sistemas. Se presentarán casos reales que ilustren las posibilidades de ahorro, así como la metodología propuesta. Contenidos: 1. Pérdidas energéticas estructurales. La importancia del diseño. 2. Gestión energética de sistemas. 3. Auditorías hídricas y energéticas. Acciones de mejora. 4. Análisis coste-beneficio y de ciclo de vida. 5. Métricas de análisis 6. Casos prácticos (urbanos y riego).


2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresEn Busca De Las Pérdidas Energéticas Casi Nulas En Sistemas Presurizados De AguaEn Busca De Las Pérdidas Energéticas Casi Nulas En Sistemas Presurizados De AguaRoom 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

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15:30 Hygienisation Of Human Waste In Anaerobic Treatment - Making Use Of Intrinsic Processes, Mariska Ronteltap, IHE Delft Institute for Water Capacity Building, NL

15:45 SABESP CAMPOS DO JORDÃO -- Design, Construction & 3 Years Operation Of A Full Scale Municipal MBR In Brazil, Brian Arntsen, GE Water & Process Technologies, CA

16:00 Results From An Operating Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) Treatment Plant In The US Virgin Islands, Silvana Thevenón, Fluence, IL

16:15 Grit Particle Characterization: Influence Of Sampling And Characterization Methods, Peter Vanrolleghem, modelEAU - Université Laval, CA

16:30 Comunidad De Práctica De Calidad De Aire/Control De Olores, Sebastián Lomazzi, AySA, AR

16:45 Application Of The Planning Oriented Sustainability Assessment Framework For Making Sanitation Affordable, Markus Starkl, BOKU University, AT


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresWastewater Treatment Solutions Wastewater Treatment Solutions Room 7IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 8

Chair:Joel Yo, MWSS_RO Manila, PH

10:30 Spatial Drivers Of Urban Water Governance, Olivia Jensen, National University of Singapore, SG

10:45 Transformation, The Legislative And Policy Framework And Frustration: A Case Study In The Breede Gouritz Catchmen, Sandra Williams, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, ZA

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11:15 Re-defining Water Policies In Kenya To Achieve Optimal Delivery Of Water And Sewerage Services, Hamred Chungani, Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company Limited, KE

11:30 Governance Of Drinking Water Quality In Maputo, Mozambique, Giuliana Ferrero, IHE Delft, NL

11:45 Integrating Urban And Environmental Planning From An Actor Oriented Perspective: Scenario Method For The Parana Delta, Verónica Zagare, TUDelft / Delta Alliance, AR


2017-11-16 10:30:00 2017-11-16 12:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresPolicy and Governance Enabling Future Water SolutionsPolicy and Governance Enabling Future Water SolutionsRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Pilar Avello Blazquez, SIWI, SE

Irregular procurement processes, illegal connections, collusion of officials with informal water cartels, or falsification of invoices and accounts, are all serious integrity challenges that water sector organizations face in their daily jobs. Such cases of mismanagement can damage an organization's performance and reputation, and cause direct and indirect damages to water users. In view of the SDGs implementation (linking SDG 6 with SDG 16), there is an urgent need to prioritize integrity in water governance, to ensure the fulfillment of the right to water and sanitation. Participants will learn about experiences of the Integrity Management (IM) Toolbox application to support water organizations in Latin America to make integrity part of their strategic plans, business models, and management systems to reduce risks and improve performance - case studies from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Ecuador. Presentations by Francesco De Simone (IADB, US), Jacopo Gamba (WI|N, DE), Leonellha Barreto (Cewas, CH), Marcello Basani (IADB, EC), Marco Antonio Cevallos (EPMAPS, EC)


2017-11-16 13:30:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresIntegrity management for Sustainable ServicesIntegrity management for Sustainable ServicesRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Ana Colombo, AySA, AR

15:30 How Do Vulnerable Consumers Look At The Information Conveyed By Water Invoices?, Patrícia Sá, CICP & Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, PT

15:45 Engaging Field Staff In Adoption Of Strategic Asset Management, Patricia Bakir, Consultant, JO

16:00 Mobile Crowd Participation To Root Water Supply Systems In Developing Regions, Annemarie Mink, Delft University of Technology, NL

16:15 How To Better Communicate With Consumers: Potentialities And Constraints Of Water Invoices, Rita Martins, University of Coimbra, PT

16:30 Majibot (Waterbot) To Increase Efficiency Of Nairobi City Water And Sewerage Company's Customer Care Experience, Simon Weru, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd, KE

16:45 The Imperativeness Of Stakeholder Engagement In Water Governance: Case For Port Harcourt Water Corporation, Nigeria, Christian Maduka, Port Harcourt Water Corporation, NG


2017-11-16 15:30:00 2017-11-16 17:00:00America/Argentina/Buenos_AiresCommunication with ConsumersCommunication with ConsumersRoom 8IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

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