SWS opportunities in the Metropolitan Region of Recife
At the event, local stakeholders informed about the current situation of the water supply of the Metropolitan Region of Recife (RMR) and its regulations and problems and gave a deeper insight into existing projects and implementation opportunities for SWS. These opportunities were identified and substantiated together with the stakeholders in the previous bilateral meetings. Furthermore, the event provided an overview of the SubSol technologies, their best practice examples, and the application of different tools in an accessible and inclusive manner and allowed participation of all interested stakeholders from all sectors. Professor Suzana Montenegro, also president of FADE-UFPE, which is the Foundation of the UFPE, was so kind to take over the moderation of the event.
A promising start for SWS in Brasil
The event lasted about three hours and concluded with a small round of discussion, which was continued during a joint lunch and will be intensified in the following days in the "SWS Project Development Workshops" in form of finished Concepts and Project Proposals. All in all, technical as well as nontechnical stakeholder have been involved and are keen to participate in the development of local SWSs. Public authorities and decision makers are in favour of enabling regulations for the implementation of SWS. Promising locations have been determined and will be discussed in the following SWS Project Development Workshops.
A more detailed report about the event can be downloaded here.
The next promotional events within the SubSol project take place in Mexico (12 February to 23 February), Vietnam (26 February to 9 March), Cyprus (16 April to 27 April) and China (7 May to 18 May).