Latin America

The Regional Section establishes and cultivates contact to Latin American institutions and companies. Activities include the organization of trips and conferences as well as joint participation in trade fares. As a result, the cooperation of German companies and institutions with Latin American stakeholders is strengthened and business contacts can be initialized.

A jointly created company-competency catalogue in Spanish and English represents the combined competence of the members of the Regional Section. The Regional Section Latin America focuses on: Colombia, Peru and Mexico. We are interested in cooperating with local and regional actors and are happy to provide further information about our association, our network and our members.

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january 2020

23.0113th meeting of the Regional Section Latin America(All Day: thursday)

june 2020

17.0616th General Meeting(All Day: wednesday)

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october 2019

  07.10.
- 11.10
Geschäftsanbahnungsreise nach Kolumbien- 07.-11. Oktober 2019(All Day)

september 2019

  30.09.
- 03.10
Innovation Conference on Sustainable Use of Water: Cities, Industry and Agriculture(All Day)

10.0912th meeting of the Regional Section Latin America(All Day: tuesday)

june 2019

03.0611th meeting of the Regional Section Latin America15:30 - 19:00

  03.06.
- 06.06
Informationsreise für peruanische Delegation nach Deutschland - 3.-6. Juni 2019(All Day)

03.06Informations- und Präsentationsveranstaltung im Rahmen der Informationsreise für peruanische Entscheidungsträger und Multiplikatoren mit Fokus auf Abwasserbehandlung im Industrie- und Bergbausektor(All Day: monday)

may 2019

22.0515th General Meeting14:00 - 17:30

march 2019

13.0310th Meeting Regional Section Latin America10:00 - 16:00

october 2018

29.101. Colombian-GWP-Day(All Day: monday) DoubleTree by Hilton

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Competancy Maps

Our company-competency catalogues represent a quick and easy overview of our members of the different regions. It shows their activities ...

Company-competency catalogue Latin America

This company-competency catalogue represents a quick and easy overview of our members of the Regional Section Latin America. ...

1st Colombian-GWP-Day in Bogotá

Check out our first Colombian GWP-Day, which took place on 29 Ocotber 2018! You’ll find further information in Spanish ...

German Water Partnership – Gateway to German Expertise

Excellence in water technology and water management – your flyer in your language → Netzwerk für Ihr Know-how (deutsch) → ...

Reference project

Sewage treatment for a hotel at Galapagos.


06/2018
Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are famous for their unique wildlife. Yet its habitat is at risk due to the increasing number of tourists and inhabitants on the archipelago. Decentralised wastewater treatment plants are now helping to protect the fragile ecosystem of the archipelago.

In the midst of paradise, only a few metres from the turquoise blue Laguna Las Ninfas, where mangrove trees grow rampant and seals circle the waters, there is a quiet chugging sound. This comes from four large tanks, well concealed under the wooden terrace of a hotel, right by the pool and the guests’ sun-loungers. “This will safeguard our future”, says hotelier Juan Pablo Larraga Herrera proudly as he points to the plant. The wastewater unit has been running for a good year and half in the Hotel Fiesta, which is one of the largest accommodations on the Galapagos Islands with 30 rooms. “Our guests come here to enjoy the unique nature and animals of our archipelago”, he adds. “So we have to protect these.”

The wastewater treatment unit, which is innovative on the Galapagos, is part of a pilot project for sustainable water management on Santa Cruz, the second largest and most populous island in the archipelago. This step into the future was set up ATB Water from Porta Westfalica, supported by EUR 198,000 from DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft as part of the develoPPP.de programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

“Until now most water on the Galapagos islands has not been reprocessed because there is no centralized treatment plant on Santa Cruz”, explains ATB Project Leader Thomas Gester.

Wastewater seeps away, almost untreated, into the lava rock and through the porous subsoil into the sea, or it is discharged directly into the Pacific Ocean.

This endangers not only the scarce freshwater resources for humans but also the world of sensitive ocean dwellers: more than 500 species of fish, including over 50 species of shark and ray, mussels, snails and starfish, as well as turtles and sea iguanas, sea lions, seals and marine birds, which are exposed to the environmental pollution caused by untreated sewage..

 
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Thomas Gester
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info@atbwater.com

ATB WATER GmbH
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Caduceus, Equador
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Michael Lyko
MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH

+49 (0) 611 962 5852

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Michael Kersting

Michael Kersting
Hermann Sewerin GmbH

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Sarah Duschka

Sarah Duschka
Advisor for International Programs

+49 30 300199 1230

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