Water and Wastewater Conference 2018

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70 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1AF

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Water and Wastewater Conference 2018

The Water Industry in Latin America: Trends and Opportunities

Sponsored by CAF
Hosted by WSP
Organised in Partnership with British Water

This half-day conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the commercial opportunities in clean water and wastewater in Latin America, focusing on specific sectors and regional case studies. The conference will feature separate panels of industry experts who are ideally positioned to outline infrastructural needs and challenges,  as well as opportunities for investment. 



8:30 – 9:00Registration and breakfast
9:00 – 9:15Words of welcome:

Karen Dingley, Head of Mining & Water Services, WSP

Cristina Cortes, CEO, Canning House


9:15 – 9:45Keynote: An Overview of Clean Water and Wastewater in Latin America

Franz Rojas, Coordinador de la Agenda del Agua, CAF


9:45 – 10:15


Canning House Paper Presentation: Andrew Thompson, Author of the Paper, LatinNews

“Water in Latin America” Outline of main themes including:

·         Water supply

·         Climate change

·         Agriculture

·         Dry forests

·         Hydroelectric power

·         Wastewater management

·         Case studies

10:15 – 10:30Coffee break
10:30 – 11:45


Discussion 1: Sector and Country-Focused Presentations and Case Studies

Chair: George Middleton, Latin America Business Specialist, DIT

·         UK Perspective: Eddie Malone, Construction & Water Sector Manager, DIT & Jimmy Carter, Water Sector Specialist, Infrastructure, DIT

·         Latin American Perspective: Martin Renom, Government of Argentina, Acumar Project

  • Julia Dent, Senior Geochemist, – Water in mining, Chile
  • Andy Wallace, Water Sector Director, Wood – Case studies in Mexico & Peru


11:45 – 12:30Discussion 2: Infrastructural needs and access to finance

Chair: Lila Thompson, International Director, British Water

·         Maria Manidaki, Water Investment Planning Advisor, Mott MacDonald
Current challenges in pursuing water sector opportunities in South America – UK consultancy perspectives

·         Sam Hoexter, Regional Head, Latin America, UKEF
How investments can be financed


12:30 – 12:40Next Steps: Lila Thompson, International Director, British Water
12:40 – 12:50Closing Remarks: Cristina Cortes, CEO, Canning House
12:50 – 14.30Networking Lunch


Bookings are closed for this event.

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