Guatemala Hosts International Water Conservation Forum

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Some 400 local and foreign academics and entrepreneurs will meet in Guatemala in September to discuss a better use of water in the Central American country.

    The event will be organized by the Exporters Association of Guatemala (Agexport), the Chamber of Construction and the Sugar Association of Guatemala (Asazgua) on September 3rd and 4th.

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    The purpose of the meeting is that the 400 local and foreign academics and entrepreneurs will discuss the water industry for a better exploitation with environmental responsibility, said the director of Hidroindustria Agexport, Carolina Richter, today.

    In Guatemala nearly 95 percent of the water are consumed by the agricultural sector (60%), manufacturing (21%) and electricity (12%), according to figures of Agexport.

    Due to poor handling of solid waste, low forest coverage, changing in using the ground and poor sewage disposal, the quality of the vital liquid is reducing, Richter affirmed.

    She said that the businessmen decided to unite forces to work together on a proposal of actions to improve the efficiency of water use and quality. With that purpose they will hold in September the “Hidroindustria Expo Conferences 2014” event.

    This platform, Richter said, seeks to unite sectors and users of water resources to share and publicize the success stories that have implemented new technologies for a proper treatment of wastewater.

    The event will include field visits, forums, technology exhibitions and trainings on topics such as climate change and its implications in the economy of the Guatemalan industry and optimization of water resources, explained the director of services to the Agexport exporter, Fernando Herrera.

    Holland will be a guest on this forum and will bring experts in water treatment technologies and business conferences, she said.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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