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The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved, last November 30, a Non Refundable Technical Cooperation to the Latin American Water and Wastewater Operators’ Associattion (ALOAS), to support the implementation of the Bussiness Plans over the next three years (2015-2017).
The Project, named as RG-T2541, is for a total amount of U$S 750.000. The IADB will contribute with U$S 450.000. The principal objetives of the Technical Cooperation are:
- Identify and develop at least 16 WOPs;
- Promotion of best practices through the implementation of 5 workshops on selected themes;
- Management and promotion of the Platform by launching a website, a newsletter and participation in international events
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Based on full text by Manodj Hindori
In November 2014 CAESB (Companhia de Saneamento Ambiental do Distrito Federal) of Brazil and Water Board MCP (Multipurpose Corantijn Project) of Suriname signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching a three year WOP. The partners have distinctive backgrounds with CAESB acting as a drinking water utility that serves over 2.6 million people in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and Water Board MCP a small organization that is responsible for providing irrigation water to about 2,000 small scale rice farmers.
In August 2014 a delegation of MCP visited CAESB in Brasilia for an orientation visit. During the visit CAESB presented some insights into their way of operation as a large drinking water and wastewater utility. Despite the two different backgrounds (piped drinking water versus open irrigation water) two areas of common interest emerged: the operation and management of the physical infrastructure of the water pumping system and the water quality assurance program.
This unique South-South cooperation between these two water partners demonstrates that diverse backgrounds and sizes are not an obstacle to cooperation.