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1 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan WOP LAC Latin America and Caribbean Region Isaac Zilberman AIDIS Executive Director

2 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan AGENDA  AIDIS –  WOP LAC Challenges  Global WOP Alliance Role:

3 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan AIDIS - Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering  Regional Institution with a professional network: members, in 32 countries in North and South America & Caribbean Region  60 years working for Water and Sanitation  National and Inter-American Conferences, Seminars and Workshops  HR training: more than 500 opportunities/year  Natural partners for presence and programs in the region:  PAHO and WHO   UN HABITAT and UNSGAB IWA, AWWA, WEF and WWC  IADB and World Bank   IWA, AWWA, WEF and WWC.

4 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan AIDIS Main Commitment for next years MDG – MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS on Water and Sanitation in the LAC region by 2015 – Intermediate goal WATER AND SANITATION FOR ALL POPULATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN REGION BY 2025

5 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan AGENDA  AIDIS –  WOP LAC Challenges  Global WOP Alliance Role

6 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan WOP LAC Challenges Water Services Quality >Only 73% of the population served through house connections >60% of the water systems is intermittent >Water quality control: incipient >Regulatory agencies: just starting Sanitation >Only 50% of waste water collected >Only 15% of waste water treatment

7 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan WOP LAC Challenges The 4 main tools  Management Improvements in: Non Revenue Water – NRW (Water Losses) Non Revenue Water – NRW (Water Losses) Energetic Efficiency – EE Energetic Efficiency – EE Productivity Productivity  Regulation Framework General directives Law General directives Law National and Local Water and Sanitation Plans National and Local Water and Sanitation Plans  Communication  Solution to the Political/Social/Economic and Financial Equation Management improvement (NRW, EE and Productivity) Management improvement (NRW, EE and Productivity) Tariffs Tariffs Budget complementary resources Budget complementary resources

8 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan AGENDA  AIDIS –  WOP LAC Challenges  Global WOP Alliance Role Political Terms Technical Terms Financial Terms

9 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan Global WOP Alliance Role POLITICAL terms:  Representation of the Regional WOP next to : UNSGAB UNSGAB organizations that conform the UNSGAB for Water and Sanitation. organizations that conform the UNSGAB for Water and Sanitation.  Representation next to other international organizations without participation at the UNSGAB

10 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan AGENDA  AIDIS –  WOP LAC Challenges  Global WOP Alliance Role Political Terms Technical Terms Financial Terms

11 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan Global WOP Alliance Role TECHNICAL terms :  Coordination and “follow up” of the Work Plans of each Regional WOP: searching homogenization of the evaluation parameters. searching homogenization of the evaluation parameters. validation of possible and acceptable differences. validation of possible and acceptable differences.Example: LAC must have objectives beyond those world-wide ones in aspects like potable water and waste water service through house connections. * We urge to do waste water treatment and not only waste water collection; * Clear inclusion of Solid Waste in the ODM, considering the semantic doubt in LAC about the English expression “sanitation”.

12 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan AGENDA  AIDIS –  WOP LAC Challenges  Global WOP Alliance Role Political Terms Technical Terms Financial Terms

13 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan Global WOP Alliance Role FINANCIAL Terms  Search of international donors and more distribution to the Regional WOP, in accordance with the respective Work Plans.  Support the water operators’ agreements in case where the receiving operator of the attendance doesn’t have resources to cover the total costs  Support part of the capacity building costs of operators when they can’t support the total costs.

14 Foundation Meeting of the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance NAIROBI, 29/30 Jan Thank You ! Isaac Zilberman AIDIS Executive Director Fore more information:


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