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Finance and Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the road towards Dakar 2022

EN - Finance and Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean -Block 2


CAF Development Bank of Latin America


The World Water Council (WWC), a global platform established in 1996, has the mission to mobilise action on key water issues at all levels. It is periodically responsible for holding the world's largest water event, the World Water Forum, the ninth edition of which will take place in March 2022 in Dakar, Senegal.

As part of the preparatory process for the 9th World Water Forum, CAF, a member of the Board of Governors, is organising the Conference on Water Finance and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: On the road to Dakar 2022. 

As part of this virtual conference, high-level panels will discuss the challenges and opportunities in both areas in the region, in addition to sharing short videos of the authorities in charge of water management in the respective countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as messages from relevant international institutions in water management in the region.

  • Dates: 23 and 24 November
  • Schedule: 10:00 AM (Uruguay) | 09:00 AM  (Venezuela) | 8:00 AM (Panama) | 2:00 PM (Spain) 


Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 to Wednesday, 24 November, 2021


Tuesday 23. Block 1. Water Finance
14:30 - 14:45
  • Sergio Díaz-Granados. Executive President, CAF -Development Bank of Latin America

  • Loïc Fauchon. President of the World Water Council

14:45 - 15:00
Master Conference
  • Julián Suárez Migliozzi. Vice President of Sustainable Development of CAF

15:00 - 15:45
Panel 1.1: Financing Water and Sanitation so that no one is left behind (SDG 6) - Legislative and regulatory vision
  • Moderator: Jorge Concha. Director of Analysis and Technical Evaluation of Sustainable Development, CAF

  • Juan Pablo Letelier. President of the Andean Parliament

  • Soledad García Muñoz, Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights of IACHR, OAS
  • Oscar Pintos President, Association of Potable Water and Sanitation Regulatory Entities of the Americas (ADERASA)

15:45 - 16:30
Panel 1.2: Financing of Water and Sanitation so that no one is left behind (SDG6 6) - Vision of those financed and providers
  • Moderator: Gustavo Saltiel. Global Water and Sanitation Leader in Global Water Practice, World Bank
  • Carlos Puente. Director of Water, Energy and Environment, BANOBRAS, Mexico

  • Malena Galmarini. President, Latin American Association of Water and Sanitation Operators (ALOAS) and President of AYSA, Argentina

  • Luis Velasco President, Latin American Confederation of Community Water and Sanitation Organizations (CLOCSAS)
16:30 - 17-15
Panel 1.3: Financing irrigation to eradicate hunger and contribute to food security (SDG 2)
  • Moderator: Laura Melo, World Food Program.
  • Jacinto del Lino Pacheco Mosquera. Undersecretary of Technified Parcel Irrigation of the MAG, Ecuador
  • Martín Mattos. General Director of Natural Resources, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay.
  • Rafael Ugaz Executive Director, Proinversión, Peru
17:15 - 17:30
Report of the first day
Wednesday 24 November. Block 2: Water governance in times of COVID-19 and climate change
Panel 2.1: Governance in water resources management
  • Moderated by: Edgar Salas. Director of Sustainability, Inclusion and Climate Change, CAF.
  • Alexandra Moreira. Secretary General, Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACTO)
  • Berta Alicia Olmedo. Executive Secretary, Regional Committee for Hydraulic Resources, SICA
  • Juan Carlos Alurralde. Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee of the Plata Basin

15:15 - 16:00
Panel 2.2: Governance in the provision of drinking water and sanitation services
  • Moderator: Sergio I. Campos G. Head of the Water and Sanitation Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 
  • Iván Lucich Larrauri President, SUNASS, Peru
  • Hugo Rojas General Director, National Association of Water and Sanitation Companies (ANEAS), Mexico

  • Camilo Sánchez President, National Association of Public Services and Communications Companies (ANDESCO), Colombia

16:00 - 16:45
Panel 2.3: Governance in the management of water-related disasters
  • Moderator: Jorge Werneck. ADASA
  • Claudia Herrera. Executive Secretary, Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central America and the Dominican Republic

  • Pedro Palacios. Mayor of Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Lupercio Ziroldo. Director of Engineering and Works of the DAEE, , Brazil

16:45 - 17:15
Main messages and conclusions: On the road to the IX World Water Forum
  • Franz Rojas Ortuste Coordinator of the Water Agenda, CAF

17:15 - 17:30
  • Christian Asinelli. Corporate Vice President of Strategic Programming, CAF