ACTO Secretary-General participates in Regional Water Dialogues organized by ECLAC

Feb 2, 2023ACTO, Event, Integrated Management of Water Resources

ACTO Secretary-General, Alexandra Moreira, participated in the panel on “Water and Cooperation” in the third edition of the Regional Water Dialogues, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), on February 2.

In her speech, Moreira presented the main initiatives that ACTO has been developing in the field of transboundary management of water resources in the Amazon Basin, such as the implementation of the Strategic Actions Program (SAP).  Through this initiative, called the Amazon Basin Project, 19 national interventions are being implemented, with funding from the GEF and the United Nations Development Programme, which have to do with early warnings, nature-based solutions, alternatives for water supply in urban centers due to the retreat of glaciers.

Moreira also said that talking about the Amazon basin is undoubtedly talking about the largest freshwater system on the planet. Likewise, she assured that it is important to understand that the Amazon Region is not rent average. “We need international cooperation, financial resources and technology to return to the region to fulfill the multilateral agendas ahead of us,” she said.

The third edition of the Regional Water Dialogues was held in hybrid form in Santiago, Chile, from February 1 to 3. The main theme was how to accelerate the achievement of SDG 6: ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, as well as achieving a sustainable and inclusive water transition.

The meeting was attended by more than 20 countries from the region and 80 top-level panelists from the public and private sectors, international and United Nations agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations and civil society.

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