Sustainable Development: Cities & Water

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Canning House's second Sustainable Development series event focuses on Latin America's urban planning and sustainable water solutions. With support from CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Sustainable Development

Cities & Water

In the second event of Canning House's Sustainable Development series, with support from CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and  Foreign,  Commonwealth & Development  Office (FCDO), we focus on urban planning and sustainable water solutions in Latin America.

We welcome speakers with expertise across the infrastructure sector, from urban planning to sustainable water solutions, who will detail case studies from the region. The conference will close with a discussion on the projects in the region that are currently available for UK stakeholders to support and the scope for future investment.

Canning House's Sustainable Development series of events and conferences focuses on the themes of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the aims of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in a Latin American context. This event addresses SDGs #11 Sustainable Cities & Communities and #6 Clean Water & Sanitation.

Welcome and Introduction

Cristina Cortes

CEO, Canning House

Julián Suárez

Vice-president of Sustainable Development, CAF

Sustainable Cities & Communities

CAF Overview

Pablo López

CAF Sustainable Cities Coordinator


Chair: Elkin Velasquez

Director, Latin America & the Caribbean, UN-Habitat

Rodrigo Perpétuo

Regional Director for South America, ICLEI

Leticia Gutierrez Lorandi

General Director of Policy, Coordination and Environmental Culture,  Secretariat of Environment of Mexico City

Sara Candiracci

Associate Director Inclusive and Resilient Cities Lead, ARUP

Water & Wastewater

CAF Overview

Franz Rojas

CAF Water Agenda Coordinator


Chair: Maria Manidaki

Principal Water Investment Planning Advisor, Mott MacDonald

Breno Silva

Chairman, LideUK

Karen Dingley

Technical Director (Mining & Water), Golder

Luz Gonzalez

Deputy Director, IDAAN

Project Funding


Chair: Cristina Cortes

CEO, Canning House

Ignacio Andino

Director of Origination and Business Development, CAF

Rose Trigg

Regional Head, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Americas, UKEF

More information on all panels to follow...

With support from

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

The FCDO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.

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CAF - Development Bank of Latin America

CAF promotes a sustainable development model through credit, non-refundable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors in Latin America.

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