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The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with ALOAS, through its Platform WOP-LAC, is launching a Project to support Water Operators to identify their interests and strengthen their capacity to protect water sources. In the face of climate change uncertainties, source water protection is an increasingly important component of every water operator's risk management strategy.
As a first step, a survey has been prepared to gain a better understanding of the motivations, barriers and opportunities that face water utilities to invest in green infrastructure for the protection of water sources and watersheds. The second step will be conducting a conference in the last quarter of 2014 where the main strategies on the subject will be presented.
Importantly, the Bank may provide partial or full funding for participation in the Conference for those operators who complete the survey, and being interested in strengthening their strategies to protect water sources, lack the means to participate in the event.
To access the survey, click on the following link: Survey Green Infrastructure
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This 2014 edition of the Forum was organized by the association with the support of USAID, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and GWOPA/UN-Habitat, and convened over 200 water and sanitation operators, private sector representatives and development partners from across Asia, the Pacific, Australia, the United States and Africa. The Forum, which took place from 11-13 August, addressed recent developments in solving urban water and wastewater inefficiencies through the promotion and implementation of effective WOPs. Specific topics under discussion included: water loss reduction, wastewater management and reuse, water quality management and climate change resilience.
The Forum was also an opportunity for participants to gain practical know-how on how to face urban water supply and wastewater management challenges, and discover the benefits of peer-to-peer learning and innovative technology applications through the partnerships. As a result, a number of new partnerships agreements were also initiated during this event, more details are available on the WaterLinks website.