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Invitation: Binational Water Conference in Buenos Aires


The Netherlands and Argentina have engaged in a very intensive cooperation in a wide variety of water-related fields. On 29 and 30 October the Binational Water Conference will take place in Buenos Aires. The conference is co-hosted by the Argentinian Vice Minister of Infrastructure and Water Policy Pablo Bereciartua and Dutch Special Envoy for Water Affairs Henk Ovink. Aim of this conference is to decide on further steps and promote the bilateral water cooperation. Henk Ovink will lead a trade mission to the Binational Water Conference. Are you interested in joining the conference or trade mission, please contact the embassy of the Netherlands in Buenos Aires, bue-ea@minbuza.nl.

At the conference the results of the Dutch-Argentinian feasibility studies for the Sustainable Development of the Parana river delta and the construction of an Inland waterway through the Pampa will be presented. In addition, roundtables will be held on concrete projects in the fields of i.a. water governance, water quality, industrial wastewater treatment and wastewater-to-energy, including the financing of such projects. The roundtables will consist of national, provincial and municipal authorities, water companies, research institutes from both countries and Argentinian and Dutch companies.

Trade mission
Henk Ovink intends to lead a trade mission to the Binational Water Conference. Apart from playing an active role during the conference, Dutch companies will have the possibility to have one-on-one meetings with authorities, matchmaking with Argentinian companies, discuss financing possibilities with development banks and take part in a field trip on 31 October. A concrete agenda will be made available next week.

The Binational Water Conference is an initiative of the Dutch and Argentinian government. From the Dutch side, the event is part of the Partners for Water programme and organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Buenos Aires. If you have any questions about the conference or trade mission, please contact the embassy of the Netherlands: bue-ea@minbuza.nl.