Venezuela's Water Crisis and the Path Forward
8:30 AM - Coffee and Guest Arrivals
9:00 AM - Event Begins
9:02 AM – Welcome remarks
9:05 AM - Keynote Remarks by USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick
9:15 AM - Introductory Remarks by Juan Andres Mejia, President, Plan País Committee; Deputy, National Assembly of Venezuela
9:20 AM – Expert presentation by Jose Maria de Viana, Technical Coordinator for Public Services, Plan País
9:40 AM - Panel #1: Diagnostic of Water Crisis
11:00 AM - Coffee Break
11:10 AM – Expert presentation by Norberto Bausson, Water and Sanitation Coordinator, Plan Pais; Former Vice President of Operations, Hidrocapital Venezuela
11:25 AM - Panel #2: Solutions and Action Plans
12:30 PM - Networking Lunch with remarks by Venezuela’s National Assembly Deputy
2:00 PM - Conclusion
Please join CSIS Americas and Future of Venezuela Initiative in collaboration with Plan País for a conference on the water crisis in Venezuela affecting citizen access to drinking water, farmer’s access to irrigated land, and the water management system of the country. Venezuela’s water system is currently facing a number of critical issues and a clear path forward is needed to address the country’s water crisis in the short term and to identify a roadmap for longer term structural reforms addressing all aspects of the national water management system.
The purpose of this conference is to analyze the current threats endangering the nation’s watersheds, the capacity of the water management system to protect the nation’s water resources, and the conditions of multiple entities responsible for assuring access to safe and clean water throughout the country.
Keynote remarks will be provided by Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator for USAID. The first panel will cover the diagnostics of the water crisis in Venezuela. The second panel will cover solutions and action plans to help the country rebuild its water management system. Panelists will include Venezuela-based Plan País experts, as well as experts on water management systems from U.S.-based institutions.
This event will take place in both English and Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be available.
This event is made possible in partnership with Plan País, an initiative of the Venezuelan National Assembly and the Guaidó Administration.