• Represenatives from the Compañía Salteña de Agua y Saneamiento (Aguas del Norte) in Argentina and the Companhia de Saneamento Ambiental do Distrito Federal (Caesb) in Brazil met for the first time in 2010 during a workshop organized in Colombia to identify strengths and weaknesses of utilities in the region and look for ways for them to help one another.

  • On the 20th of October 2014, the first WOP between Brazilian operators was made official through the WOP-LAC platform. 

  • The present report analyses the Water Operators’s Partnership (WOP) between the Empresa Municipal de Saneamiento Básico de Puno Sociedad Anónima (EMSAPUNO S.A.), located in the department of Puno, Peru, and the Companhia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais (COPASA), located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In this WOP, EMSAPUNO is the recipient partner or mentee, while COPASA is the mentor utility. The partnership aims to support EMSAPUNO in the development of a Water Safety Plan (WSP) for the city of Puno’s drinking water supply system.2016casestudyemsapuno

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    El segundo memorando de entendimiento firmado entre las partes, basado en actividades anteriores, se centró en cuatro pistas principales de mejora: medición, tarifas, sistemas informáticos, tratamiento de aguas residuales para el período 2012-2013.

    Del 2 de Noviembre de 2016 al 1 de Noviembre de 2017, la empresa Aguas del Norte, continuando con su proceso constante de búsqueda de tecnologías que le permitan mejorar los procesos de gestión, producción y eficiencia, recibirá el apoyo de CAESB para realizar un Estudio de Optimización en Plantas Depuradoras. El objetivo del hermanamiento será el de evaluar la posibilidad de incluir el tratamiento anaeróbico (UASB) en sus plantas de tratamiento de cloacas.

  • wop latamThe first memorandum of understanding signed in 2010 formalised IDB's commitment to providing funds to put the partnership on track. According to this agreement, the primary objective of the partnership during this period was to support Aguas del Norte in developing its energy efficiency plan (e.g. including resource optimisation and autonomous energy production). The reduction and treatment of algae blooms in surface water sources as well as the disposal of wastewater treatment residue were also on the agenda. Period of implementation 2010–2012.

  • wop latamAgreement for providing water supply to rural communities of north-eastern part of Brazil, where populations outside urban areas suffer the lack of water during dry seasons and the inefficient supply system. The partnership has the goal of finding solutions for each particular situation and implement water supply systems in that rural context.

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    The aim of this WOP is to improve the financial management and project management

  • wop latamDuring the WOP regional workshop on social responsibility for water operators held in Montevideo between the 26th and the 27th of March of 2014, a conference organized by OSE, GWOPA and WOP-LAC and supported by the World Bank and AECID, were attended many representatives of operators and institutions in the water sector and sanitation from 14 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain.

    The event was aimed to find agreements in the Corporate Social Responsibility area, to identify possible twinning operators in the region and supported by WOP-LAC.

    The main aim of this WOP between Companhia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais (COPASA), from Brazil, and Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey (SADM), from Mexico, is that the first one receives information and experiences from the second one for implementing codes of ethics and conduct.

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    The aim of this WOP is the improvement of the operator regarding waster water management 

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    The aim of this WOP is to implement Resource optimization (Macro and micro-metering)

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    The aim of this WOP is to improve the structure and operation of the sanitation network 

  • wop latamThe idea for the WOP between OSE and DMAE originated in a regional conference organized by OSE on non-revenue water that took place in Montevideo in November 2011.

  • wop latamThe partnership between Overliggend Waterschap MCP and CAESB is mainly focused in the target of providing enough and quality water supply for farmers and villagers in Nickerie area in Suriname. The agreement also allows the technicians exchange, the collaborative research and to provide support in all the spheres.

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    The aim of this WOP is to improve the Project management 

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    The aim of this WOP is to implement a Recruitment system and the retention of qualified personnel in a company