Latin America and Spain will improve water infrastructure

At least 106 million people do not have adequate access to basic sanitation of the water. | Photo: archive

Latin America and Spain have defined this Tuesday search forms of collaboration that will improve the management of water infrastructure through programmes of technical assistance, research and technological development.

This agreement was resulted from the seminar “Dialogues of the water America Latina-espana”, carried out in Madrid and organized by the Bank of development of Latin America (CAF) and the Ministry of agriculture, food and environment Spanish.

The Corporate Vice President of Social development of the CAF, José Carrera, is necessary to build bridges between Spain and Latin America to advance in the field of hydraulic infrastructure.

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In addition, he insisted that cooperation with Spain should contribute to Latin America “more efficiently manage their water resources” and thus “able to boost food production, preserve the economic and social stability, and ensure universal access to water and sanitation services”.

According to the CAF, despite them abundant resources natural with which has America Latin, still 34 million of people do not have access to the water drinking and 106 million not have of an access right to services of sanitation Basic.

For his part, Karin Kemper, Advisor to the World Bank, pointed out that the “dialogues of the water America Latina-espana (…)” they are an opportunity to strengthen relations both with Spain as with the CAF”.

Kemper ensures that there is still a wide gap in the lack of infrastructure which mainly affects the poor.

He also defended the importance of the conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water resources, since it can “produce important gains”, although necessary “major investment”.

The high official of the World Bank said that Latin America has major challenges to be overcome to improve “water, energy and food security”.

Kemper said that the strategy of the Bank world to face this challenge is based in “the water drinking, sanitation, energy renewable, environment, irrigation, management integrated of resources water or change climate”, among others. 

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Regarding sanitation, mentioned that more than 100 million people do not have any services.  In addition at least 86 per cent of waste water are evacuated in the different bodies of water in the region without any treatment.