UN-ECLAC Regional Conference ‘Building Commitment, Efficiency and Equity for Water Supply and Sanitation Services in Latin America and the Caribbean’, Santiago, Chile, 15-16 March, 2011
The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is organizing the Regional Conference ‘Building Commitment, Efficiency and Equity for Water Supply and Sanitation Services in Latin America and the Caribbean’, within the framework of the ‘Building Commitment, Efficiency and Equity for Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean’ project, which is being implemented jointly by ECLAC and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The conference will be held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on 15-16 March, 2011. It will be attended by governmental water supply and sanitation authorities (agencies, ministries, etc.) of the countries of the region, water utilities, international and regional organizations, civil society, non-governmental organizations, universities and experts. Its main objectives will be: (i) to discuss and analyze the results of the research and technical assistance activities undertaken under the project; (ii) to discuss and improve draft ‘Public policy guidelines for efficient, equitable and sustainable water supply and sanitation services’, which summarize lessons learned from project activities; and (iii) to analyze the current situation of service provision in the region with a view to define priorities for future activities. The working language will be Spanish and no simultaneous translation will be available.
For details, visit http://www.eclac.cl/drni/. The conference programme (in Spanish) is available at
To participate you will need to register and to provide your complete name, name of your institution, position, passport or identification number, and your preferred choice of working groups via e-mail to Valerie Cunliffe (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Caridad Canales (email@example.com).
NO funds are available to provide financial support to participants.