Program

English and Spanish are the official languages of the Workshop. Simultaneous translation for both languages will be available in all the sessions

Herramientas para la Mejora del Agua de Consumo  

09:30 h.

WELCOME

 

Ana Mato. Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality.

 

María Neira. Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Josefina Maestu. Director of the UN-Water Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

   

09:55 h.

OPENING CONFERENCE

 

"WATER: A MAJOR HEALTH DETERMINANT". 

María Neira. Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at WHO.

   

10:25 h.

1st SESSION. INFORMATION SYSTEMS ON WATER QUALITY AND OTHER TOOLS

Chair:

María Neira. Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at WHO

Speakers:

“PROTOCOL ON WATER AND HEALTH: SETTING COUNTRY SPECIFIC TARGETS AND REPORTING”.

Shinee Enkhtsetseg. Programme for Water and Sanitation. WHO Europe.

 

“THE EU DRINKING WATER DIRECTIVE: STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS”. 

Tobias Biermann.  Policy Officer Drinking Water Directive. European Commission - DG Environment.

 

“SPANISH NATIONAL DRINKING WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM. SINAC”.

Margarita Palau. Head of Sanitary Water Quality Area. DG Public Health, Quality and Innovation. MSSSI.

   

11:35 h.

COFFEE BREAK

   

11:55 h.

2nd SESSION. WATER SAFETY PLANS

Chair:

Mercedes Vinuesa. Director General of Public Health, Quality and Innovation. MSSSI.

Speakers:

“WATER SAFETY PLANS: PROGRESS AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES”.

Andrew Trevett. Senior Adviser for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. UNICEF.

 

“DRINKING WATER SAFETY PLANS AND THEIR INTRODUCTION INTO ALBERTA, CANADA”.

Donald Reid. Drinking Water Quality Regulator. Government of Alberta. Canada.

 

“WATER SAFETY PLANS IN THE LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN”.

Teófilo Monteiro. Adviser Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

 

“STATUS OF THE WATER SAFETY PLANS IN SPAIN”.

Roque Gistau. President Spanish Association of Drinking Water and Waste Water Service Operators (AEAS).

   

13:30 h.

LUNCH BREAK

   

15:00 h.

3rd SESSION. STANDARS AND GUIDELINES FOR DRINKING WATER QUALITY

Chair:

Josefina Maestu. Director of the UN-Water Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC).

Speakers:

Rafael Garranzo. Director Cooperation for Latin America and the Caribbean Department. Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development. (AECID).

 

“EUROPEAN HARMONISATION OF HYGIENIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MATERIALS IN CONTACT WITH DRINKING WATER”.

Birgit Mendel. Division 324 "Drinking Water" of German Federal Ministry of Health.

 

“TRANSLATING WHO GUIDELINES FOR DRINKING-WATER QUALITY INTO NATIONAL STANDARDS”.

Bruce Gordon. Coordinator Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health. Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO.

 

“THE LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN: CHALLENGES FOR IMPROVING DRINKING-WATER PROCESSES”. 

Oscar Pintos. President of AFERAS, member of ADERASA (Association of Regulators of Drinking Water and Sanitation in the Americas). The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA).

 

The World Bank.

   

17:30 h.

CLOSURE

   
  Pilar Farjas. Secretary-General of Health and Consumer Affairs. MSSSI. Spain.
  Liana Ardiles. Director-General of Water. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Spain.
  Mercedes Vinuesa. Director-General of Public Health, Quality and Innovation. MSSSI. Spain.

 

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