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ECLAC organizes the workshop "Capacity building to promote investments in the drinking water and sanitation sector, with a circular economy approach".

31 January 2023|Event

The workshop, "Capacity building to promote investments in the drinking water and sanitation sector with a circular economy approach", will take place at the Biofactoria la farfana, of Aguas Andinas, which treats the largest amount of wastewater from Santiago, Chile. The event, which will take place next Tuesday, January 31, 2023, will feature experts in the wastewater treatment process, as well as representatives of potable water and sanitation agencies from Panama and El Salvador.

The workshop, “Capacity building to promote investments in the drinking water and sanitation sector with a circular economy approach", is supported by the projects "Potable Water, Sanitation and Renewable Energies in El Salvador, Mexico and Panama" (UNPDF ) and “Transformative recovery: Overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic” (GIZ). It will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at the Biofactoria la farfana, of Aguas Andinas, located in Santiago, in the Maipú commune.

The Workshop is organized in conjunction with the 2023 Regional Water Dialogues of Latin America and the Caribbean. The latter is a preparatory event for the 2023 UN Water Conference, where related and relevant issues for these projects will be addressed, such as: Water and Financing; Water and Health; Water, Energy and Food; in addition to Water and Sustainable Development.

The Workshop will feature brief interventions by ECLAC specialists presenting the different pillars of the projects and initiatives that it is promoting, as well as presentations regarding the importance of the circular economy for the drinking water and sanitation sector, methane recovery, energy efficiency, nutrient extraction and business potential and circular economy implementation in wastewater treatment plants throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Then, the representatives of participating drinking water and sanitation organizations, coming from El Salvador and Panama, will present the specific context of their country. The workshop seeks to create a space to share advances and exchange best practices for the adoption of principles of efficiency and circularity in treatment plants. The aim is to raise the training needs of the agencies of the invited countries, to later extend these lessons and promote investment in the drinking water and sanitation sector under a circular economy approach for the entire region.

The Zoom connection link for online participants:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83128580760

Meeting ID: 831 2858 0760

You can download the workshop agenda (in Spanish) for more information.