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International experts to discuss water and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The event “Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31, as part of the Stockholm International Water Institute’s (SIWI) 2016 World Water Week, with the presence of high-profile experts and panelists from government agencies, water utilities, international organizations, universities, private sector, and donor agencies, among others. Discussions will address four topics:

1. Water and sanitation as a business: how to generate a viable environment in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to develop businesses around water and sanitation that help bridge coverage gaps and improve service quality for low income populations;

2. The circular economy of water: how to advance wastewater reuse in LAC providing an outlook for the future;

3. Green infrastructure: how to move towards a wiser combination of green and traditional infrastructure in LAC to meet the needs of the 21st century;

4. Achieving the SDG 6 (an Inter-regional Dialogue): exploring the opportunities and challenge to meet the water-related Sustainable Development Goal.

The event is coordinated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through its Water and Sanitation Division, in cooperation with: FEMSA Foundation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), ONE DROP, PepsiCo Foundation, Fundación Chile, the Association of Regulators of Water and Sanitation of the Americas (ADERASA), IRC, Water Aid, Water For People, The World Bank Group, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW).

 What  Latin America and the Caribbean Focus at World Water Week 2016  When

 Tuesday, August 30th:

 14:00 – 15:30 (GMT +2) Water and Sanitation as a Business in Latin America: Constraints and Opportunities

 16:00 – 17:30 (GMT +2) The Circular Economy of Water in Latin America: Wastewater Reuse

Wednesday, August 30th:

09:00 – 10:30 (GMT +2) Towards a Green Infrastructure Agenda in Latin America

10:30– 11:00 (GMT +2) Presentation: Getting the Price of Water Right, Water Tariffs and  Source  Water Sources Protection

12:45–13:45 (GMT +2) Presentation: Decision-Making Made Easier: A Methodology for  Sustainable  Solutions

14:00 – 15:30 (GMT +2) Implementing SDG 6: an Inter-regional Dialogue  Where  World Water Week 2016, to take place on Aug. 28-Sept.2, 2016

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The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source oflong-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean.The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

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