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Mexico-Africa Water Diplomacy

 

Ambassador Valezzi of Mexico in South Africa pictured with Embassy staff, experts from the Mexican Institute of Water Technology and Southern Africa and participants from South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Namibia.

The Embassy of Mexico hosted the Mexico-Africa Experience Workshop in Water Technologies from the 29th of July to the 2nd of August.

Throughout the workshop, experts from the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA) shared information with participants from South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Namibia on issues such as waste water treatment, purification, irrigation, drainage as well as water - related social issues.  

Both Mexican and Southern African experts made presentations on water priority areas and the challenges they face in their respective countries. Presentations by the experts from IMTA on their institute and its activities; irrigation systems in rural areas, the water purification technologies (also in rural areas); toxicological instruments to monitor water quality in developing countries and the use of wastewater to irrigate fields, among others, generated a lot of interest.

In addition to the sessions that took place at the Embassy of Mexico, a visit was organized for the experts in collaboration with the Department of Water Affairs of the Republic South Africa to Rand Water, a government agency responsible for water purification and distribution to more than 14 million people in South Africa.

The workshop concluded on the 2nd of August with the intervention of the Deputy Director General for International Water Cooperation of the Department of Water Affairs, Ms. Lindiwe Lusenga, who stressed the importance of the Mexican initiative to conduct a workshop on water issues in the Southern African region. She said that water diplomacy is a priority for the South African Development Community (SADC); therefore the exchange of technology and knowledge is very valuable.

Ambassador Valezzi of Mexico in South Africa presented a certificate of participation to each of the experts. It is also important to note that each of the African experts was pleased with the workshop, especially the exchange of information with the Mexican experts from IMTA. The workshop was made possible by the Mexican Government’s initiative through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE), the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), the Embassy of Mexico in South Africa and the Mexican Institute for Water Technologies (IMTA).

Embassy of Mexico in Pretoria, South Africa

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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April 2017 Edition

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