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2013 Latin American Cities Conferences: Lima

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 8, 2013
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PERU: STRENGTHENING AND INVESTING IN WATER MANAGEMENT

For the eighth consecutive year, Americas Society and Council of the Americas along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru organized a conference in Lima, this time analyzing the challenges and outlook of water management in Peru and how this will affect economic growth, social inclusion, responsible investment, and competitiveness.

Lima is the second most populated desert city in the world after Cairo. While Peru accounts for about 4 percent of the world’s annual renewable water resources, the coastal area of Peru—which accounts for most of the country’s economic activity and two-thirds of its population—receives less than 2 percent of the national freshwater resources which is mostly available east of the Andes. Water management affects the operation of cities, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and public health. The public sector, in cooperation with international and Peruvian companies, must continue to develop innovative strategies and technologies to address this pressing issue.

With an eye on international success stories such as Australia, Canada, Israel, and Singapore, this conference addressed Peru’s developments in water management, and the challenges that lie ahead in creating innovative, effective, and inclusive programs and policies that will enhance the country’s growth. 

Speakers:

  • Marisol Espinoza,Vice President of Peru
  • Eda Rivas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru
  • José Giancarlo Gasha Tamashiro, Vice Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru
  • René Cornejo, Minister of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation of Peru
  • Erich Arispe, Director, Sovereign Group, Fitch Ratings (Download his presentation)
  • Anders Berntell, Executive Director of the 2030 Water Resources Group
  • José Carrera, Corporate Vice President of Social Development, CAF
  • Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore (Download his presentation)
  • Todd Gartner, Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure & Water, World Resources Institute (Download his presentation)
  • Luis Montoya, President, Latin America Beverages, PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Lucia Ruiz, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Strategic Development of Natural Resources of Peru
  • Luis Rivases, Vice President, Andean Region Debt Capital Markets, Citigroup (Download his presentation)
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Julia Torreblanca, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SAA
  • Gonzalo Zegarra, Director, Semana Económica

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | gzubillaga@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8362
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Gilligan | agilligan@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8364
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira | mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

 

Lima 2013

AS/COA's Lima conference will analyze the challenges and outlook of water management in Peru and how water issues affect economic growth and social inclusion.

Lima 2013 Blog: Closing Remarks – Marisol Espinoza, Vice President of Peru

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Peru's vice president spoke about the connection between water management and social inclusion. ... Read More

Lima 2013 Blog: Panel – Economic Overview of Peru and the Region

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Panelists look at the country’s economic prospects for 2014 and discuss how the Andean country can balance economic growth with increasing social demands. ... Read More

Lima 2013 Blog: René Cornejo, Minister of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation of Peru

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Minister Cornejo talked about the main challenges for the country to ensure access to water and sanitation to all. ... Read More

Lima 2013 Blog: Panel – Public and Private Sector Investment in Water Management and Sanitation

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Panelists discussed how public and private sector investments can help reduce water shortages. ... Read More

Lima 2013 Blog: Keynote Speakers – International Lessons and the Future of Water Management

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Khoo Teng Chye of Singapore’s Ministry of National Development and Todd Gartner of World Resources Institute gave examples of best practices and innovative solutions in water management. ... Read More

Lima 2013 Blog: Remarks - Peru's Minister of Foreign Affairs Eda Rivas and AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

In welcoming remarks, Susan Segal and Eda Rivas introduced the topic of the conference, with the foreign minister noting the need for innovation to avoid wasting resources.  ... Read More

Blog Lima 2013: Calculando las fuentes y mayores usuarios de agua en las Américas

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | By Rachel Glickhouse

AS/COA Online echa un vistazo a los países del hemisferio con las mayores fuentes de agua dulce y a los que consumen más agua. ... Read More

Lima 2013 Blog: Calculating the Largest Sources and Users of Water in the Americas

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | By Rachel Glickhouse

AS/COA Online looks at which countries have the biggest supplies of freshwater, and which countries consume the most water. ... Read More

Lima 2013 Blog: Peru's Water Challenges - Bridging Supply and Demand

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Though the Andean country is home to one of the world’s largest freshwater supplies, the majority of the population lives along the arid coast. ... Read More

Erich Arispe

Director, Fitch Ratings’ Sovereigns group

Erich Arispe is a director in Fitch Ratings’ Sovereigns group. He is responsible for analysis and ratings of sovereigns in Latin America and the Caribbean. He also works with the structured finance, corporate, and bank groups on regional ratings. Prior to joining Fitch in 2007, Arispe was an analyst at American International Group (AIG), where he covered Latin American sovereigns. He also worked in Macroeconomic and Political Risk at Zurich Emerging Market Solutions in Washington, DC.

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Anders Berntell

Executive Director, 2030 Water Resources Group

Anders Berntell is the executive director of the 2030 Water Resources Group, where he is responsible for developing and directing the Stockholm International Water Institute’s projects and activities, including World Water Week. Previously, Berntell was water director for the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and oversaw all national and international water issues. One of Berntell’s primary roles was representing Sweden in negotiations for the EU’s Framework Directive on Water.

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José A. Carrera

Corporate Vice-President of Social Development and the Environment, CAF

José A. Carrera is the corporate vice-president of Social Development and the Environment at CAF. After joining CAF in 1999 as deputy manager at the Corporate Planning Office, Carrera worked as CAF’s country director and resident representative in Bolivia from 2003 to 2008 and as the assistant director of Country Programs from 2000 to 2003.

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Khoo Teng Chye

Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development

Khoo Teng Chye is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities for the Ministry of National Development in Singapore. He has previously held the positions of chief executive officer of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, chief executive officer/chief planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and chief executive officer/group president of PSA Corporation. He was also president and chief executive officer of Mapletree Investments and managing director of Special Projects at Temasek Holdings.

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René Cornejo

Minister of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation, Peru

René Cornejo is the minister of housing, construction, and sanitation of Peru. Before taking office, he served as a project manager in various processes to promote private investment, including working as a consultant on investment banking for the private promotion process for granting the second provincial airports group, the expansion of the north pier at Port of Callao, and the electric train in Peru contracted by PROINVERSIÓN.

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H.E. Marisol Espinoza

H.E. Marisol Espinoza is vice president of the Republic of Peru since the Presidential election of 2011. She has also been a congresswoman representing Piura since 2006. She belongs to the Partido Nacionalista Peruano. Since 2009, she was then speaker for this party’s bench in Congress. From 1988 to 1989 she was trainee editor for the local daily La Industria. In 1991 she worked as a reporter for RBC Channel 11. From 1991 to 1992, she edited international news for América Televisión. In December 1992 she became head of economics of El Tiempo.

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Todd Gartner

Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure & Water, World Resources Institute

Todd Gartner is a senior associate of natural infrastructure and water at the World Resources Institute (WRI). He runs WRI’s Nature for Water initiative, working with governments and businesses to invest in conservation and restoration of forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems in order to secure freshwater supplies, reduce flood risks, and obtain other economic and social benefits. Before joining the World Resources Institute, Gartner developed and ran the Conservation Incentives program at the American Forest Foundation and worked in field forestry in New England.

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José Giancarlo Gasha Tamashiro

Vice Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru

Jose Giancarlo Gasha Tamashiro is Peru's vice minister of economy. Previously, he held the positions of technical assistant manager and senior economist at the International Monetary Fund and adviser to the minister of economy and finance. Gasha received a degree in economics from the Universidad del Pacífico. He also holds a master’s and a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Luis Montoya

President of the Latin America Beverages Division, PepsiCo

Luis Montoya is president of the Latin America Beverages Division of PepsiCo. Montoya assumed this role in 2007, and is responsible for PepsiCo’s beverage business and all related disciplines in Latin America. He is accountable for the division's strategic direction and financial performance.

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Gabriel Quijandria

Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Peru

Gabriel Quijandria is vice minister of strategic development of natural resources of Peru. He has previously served as a consultant to the Climate Change Unit of the IDB Sustainable Energy Development, representative of The Nature Conservancy in Peru, environmental specialist of the Executive Secretariat of the National Environment Council (CONAM), and technical director of the Project Tambopata-Inambari.

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Eda Rivas

Minister of Foreign Relations, Peru

Eda Rivas is the minister of foreign relations of Peru. She is a lawyer specialized in public law and administration, with many years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Before taking office, she was a private consultant on business and legal issues, including competition, concessions, regulations, decentralization, and modernization of the state. From 2004 to 2009, she was advisor to the chief executive officer and chair of IPAE. Additionally, she has taught university-level legal courses in Peru.

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Luis Rivases

Vice President of Andean Region Debt Capital Markets, Citigroup

Luis Rivases is vice president of Andean Region Debt Capital Markets at Citigroup. His main assignments include the origination and execution of local and international debt capital market transactions for the Andean Region. Rivases joined Citi in 2006 and has participated in the execution of local/international debt capital markets transactions, syndicated loans, debt advisories, and structured finance with multilateral institutions.

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Susan Segal

President and CEO, AS/COA

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations to implement a new strategic plan to renew and return the Society and Council to their historic position. Prior to her current position, she was a founding partner of her own investment and advisory group focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic sector.

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Julia Johanna Torreblanca Marmanillo

Vice President of Corporate Affairs of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SAA

Julia Johanna Torreblanca Marmanillo serves as vice president of corporate affairs of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SAA. She was previously vice president of legal affairs and governmental relations. Torreblanca joined the Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde in 1997. In 2003, she was named legal director, and in 2004, she was named as legal and environment director. Moreover, she has been member of the Multisectoral Committee of the Regulatory System of Rio Chili since 2002.

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Gonzalo Zegarra

Executive Director and Chairman of the Board, Semana Económica

Gonzalo Zegarra is the executive director and chairman of the board of the publishing company Semana Económica. He is also the editor-in-chief of the business weekly Semana Económica and Perú Económico, a management and public policy monthly publication. Additionally, Zegarra serves as chairman of the board of the Peruvian Press Council and sits on the National Security Council (CONASEC), an advisory body to the president of the republic.

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Video Q&A: Khoo Teng Chye on Singapore's Water Management Lessons for Peru

November 12, 2013

The head of Singapore's Centre for Liveable Cities calls for a "holistic and integrative approach" when managing cities' water supplies, saying that the "water pollution challenge" can affect a country's economic growth....

Video Q&A: Todd Gartner on Water Management in Peru

November 12, 2013

The senior associate at the World Resource Institute answered questions on Latin America's natural infrastructure and water management in an interview with AS/COA Online....

Video: Lima 2013 – Keynote Speakers on International Lessons and the Future of Water Management

November 08, 2013

Watch as Khoo Teng Chye of Singapore’s Ministry of National Development and Todd Gartner of World Resources Institute give keynote addresses on water management in Peru....

Video: Lima 2013 – Panel on Economic Overview of Peru and the Region

November 08, 2013

Panelists look at the country’s economic prospects for 2014 and discuss how the Andean country can balance economic growth with increasing social demands. Watch the discussion....

Video: Lima 2013 – Panel on Public and Private Sector Investment in Water Management and Sanitation

November 08, 2013

At the AS/COA Lima conference, panelists answered questions on sustainable water management in Peru and explored how public and private sector investments can help reduce water shortages....

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Presentations

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Edificio García Bedoya

8:00 – 8:30      Coffee and Registration

Palacio Torre Tagle

8:30 – 8:50      Introductory Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Eda Rivas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru

Edificio García Bedoya

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.         Keynote Speaker - Water Management: Lessons Learned from Singapore

  • Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore

9:20 – 9:40 a.m.         Keynote Speaker - Natural Infrastructure Approaches: The Future of Water Management and the Struggle to Get Scale

  • Todd Gartner, Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure & Water, World Resources Institute

9:40 – 10:55 a.m.       Peru: Public and Private Sector Investment in Water Management and Sanitation

  • José Carrera, Corporate Vice President of Social Development, CAF
  • Gabriel Quijandria, Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources of Peru
  • Luis Montoya, President, Latin America Beverages, PepsiCo
  • Julia Torreblanca, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SAA
  • Anders Berntell, Executive Director of the 2030 Water Resources Group (moderator)

Questions for discussion: How can the public and private and private sector invest in the reduction of water shortages in cities? What are some examples of successful wastewater irrigation projects that have preserved farmland? What are the policies needed to counteract the lack of sustainable water management projects? What can be done to include the poor, marginalized populations in water management projects?

10:55 – 11:25 a.m.     Coffee Break

11:25 – 11:45 a.m.     Keynote Speaker

  • René Cornejo, Minister of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation of Peru

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.      Economic Overview of Peru and the Region 

  • José Giancarlo Gasha Tamashiro, Vice Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru
  • Luis Rivases, Vice President, Andean Region Debt Capital Markets, Citigroup
  • Erich Arispe, Director of Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings
  • Gonzalo Zegarra, Director, Semana Económica (moderator)

Questions for discussion: What are the economic prospects of Peru for 2014 and beyond? How will Peru’s investment in water management affect economic growth? How can Peru continue its economic growth while complying with social demands?

Palacio Torre Tagle

12:45 p.m.    Closing Remarks

  • Marisol Espinoza, Vice President of Peru

1:15 p.m.      Pisco de honor (Salón de Embajadores)