FAS participates in water security panel in the Amazon on the 8th World Water Forum

20 of March of 2018 - During or event, the progress and issues related to water solution + implanted access communities were discussed by the Foundation met

 
Challenges of access to water in coastal communities were on the agenda for Forum | Photo: Dirce Quintino

* By Nayandra Pereira

On Tuesday morning, the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), along with the Association of Rural Producers Carauari (ASPROC) and Health and Happiness organization, They discussed ways to access to water and water security in the Amazon during the World Water Forum, Brasilia-DF, on 20 março.O of debate was led by Victor Bicca, director of government relations for Coca-Cola.

During or event, the general superintendent of the FAS, Virgilio Viana, He stressed the importance of access to appropriate solutions to local water conditions of the Amazon, as well as forming partnerships with this aim. The participation of FAS at the event has the support of Latam Airlines Brazil.

The superintendent estimated that forming alliances, partnerships and working groups among Amazon organizations to address water resources is an important step in the expansion of this agenda in the Amazonian communities, as well as the production of materials and positions on the subject.

Furthermore, the progress and issues related to water solution + implanted access communities were discussed by the Foundation met.

Water + Access and FAS

On 2017, a FAS, in partnership with the Water Alliance + Access implemented pilot solutions for water treatment in 2 communities in the Rio Negro basin, Solimoezinho the community in the RDS Puranga Conquest and the Maharajah on RDS Rio Negro.

The implemented system was Ecolágua, which is an innovation which is rather appropriate to the Amazon region and the conditions of coastal communities. It is a free system of chemicals and the functioning from solar energy, communities may have water supply with quality and steadily. The beneficiary families, By consuming treated water, earn more quality of life and are less prone to waterborne diseases.

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