Minas Gerais & The Netherlands Round Table on Water Usage & Management

By:DeputyRepresentative Belo Horizonte


mar 2015

Minas Gerais & The Netherlands jointly organise a Round Table on Water Usage & Management. The round table will take place on Monday 30 March and is being organised by the Secretariat of Science, Technology & Higher Education of the State of Minas Gerais – SECTES and the Dutch Network in Brazil through the Netherlands Business Support Office – NBSO Brazil in Belo Horizonte.

The Water Footprint Network is invited by the Dutch Network to the round table to present its Water Footprint methodology, developed in the Netherlands. The objective of the event is to open a discussion on water usage and management between the main actors in Water in the state of Minas Gerais, based on the Water Footprint approach and other practises. The Dutch company Arcadis, present in Brazil through its subsidiary Arcadis-Logos, will share its experiences in consultancy on Sustainable Water Management. On the Brazilian side the State Sanitation Company – COPASA, the State Institute of Water Management – IGAM and the Municipality of Belo Horizonte will present current projects and policies on Water Usage and Management.

The Round Table is hosted by the Secretary of Science, Technology & Higher Education of the State of Minas Gerais, Mr Miguel Côrrea, who will welcome and lead the event on behalf of the Government of the State of Minas Gerais. The Secretary will be joined by Mr Sandro Veríssimo Oliveira de Miranda from the Secretariat of Planning & Management – SEPLAG. On behalf of the Government of the Netherlands the participants will be welcomed by the Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rio de Janeiro, Mr Arjen Uijterlinde.

After the presentations, a discussion session will be held with participation of the mentioned public institutions and organs of government, together with the Federation of Industry of Minas Gerais – FIEMG, the Federation of Agriculture of Minas Gerais – FAEMG and several mining companies such as Samarco, AngloAmerican and Usiminas.

More information on the round table and contacts of the Dutch participants can be obtained at NBSO Brazil via info@nbso-brazil.com.br,

 or +55 (31) 3504 3381

More information on the Water Footprint Network can be found at www.waterfootprint.org

Programme of the Round Table on Water Usage & Management

08:30 – 09:00 Reception
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome Secretary of Science, Technology & Higher Education – Mr. Miguel Côrrea

Vice Secretary of Science, Technology & Innovation – Mr. Leonardo Dias

Adjunct Secretary of Science, Technology & Higher Education – Mr. Vinícius Rezende

SEPLAG – Mr. Sandro Veríssimo Oliveira de Miranda

Consul-General of the Netherlands in Rio de Janeiro – Mr. Arjen Uijterlinde

09:30 – 10:15 Presentation by the Water Footprint Network – methodology and application Guoping Zhang – Programme Director
10:15 – 10:30 Questions & Answers
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:05 Strategy and policy on Water Usage by COPASA Director President – Mrs. Sinara Inácio Meireles Chenna
11:05 – 11:25 Municipality of Belo Horizonte – Municipal Policy on flood risk reduction and the DRENURBS programme Project Director SUDECAP – Mr. Ricardo Aroeira
11:25 – 11:45 Water Management by IGAM Management of Research and Resource Development – Mr. Thiago Figueiredo Santana
11:45 – 12:05 Best practises on Water Usage by Arcadis Arcadis-Logos Mrs. Paula Vilela, Mr. Hildebrando de Vasconcellos
12:05 – 12:45 Discussion
12:45 – 13:00 Closure
13:00 Lunch offered by the Dutch Economic Network


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