Kick-off Nexus Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia

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24 September 2013

The Latin America Nexus workshop kicked off today in Bogotá, Colombia and brings together participants from the water-energy-food sectors to discuss solutions and ways forward in optimizing water infrastructure to meet growing needs towards 2050.

This workshop is the second in a series of three regional Nexus Dialogue workshops, with the first meeting having taken place in Nairobi, Kenya during May 2013 (watch video or read report). These regional workshops – in Africa, Latin America and Asia – bring together innovators and managers from the different sectors to build on ‘best-practice’ experiences in water infrastructure operation, re-operation and innovation.

Participants are invited to build new coalitions and partnerships for follow-up action in technology, demonstration, investments in portfolios of water infrastructure, and national-level dialogues on policy and implementation.

The workshop in Bogotá uses an interactive process based on ‘best-practice’ to create a shared, cross-sectoral vision that combines best available technology, know-how and experiences.

The objectives of the Bogotá workshop are:

  • To develop a better understanding amongst participants to combine and apply best practices on water, energy and food nexus-based approaches for solutions in river basins;
  • To identify best-practice success stories in water infrastructure operation, optimization, financing and governance;
  • To motivate participants to take practical steps towards implementing water, energy and food nexus thinking and practices in their basins; and
  • Help facilitate the creation of new coalitions and partnerships for follow-up actions.

The Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions is a call to action to those leading transformations in water infrastructure planning, financing and operation: www.waternexussolutions.org.

The Bogotá workshop can be followed via Twitter (follow @Waternexus) and Facebook (waternexussolutions). A workshop report and video will be made available following the conclusion of the workshop.

For more information, please contact water@iucn.org.

 

This news story was originally posted on the IUCN: Water Programme. To read the original news story, click here.