Guyana to host wastewater conference

GEORGETOWN – Guyana will host the 32nd annual conference and exhibition of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) in October.

“I presented this to Cabinet and there is an endorsement of us hosting this conference…we want to use this opportunity to showcase what we are doing here in Guyana,” said Housing and Water Minister, Collin Croal with reference to the October 23 to 27 event.

He said the conference would provide a unique platform for experts, stakeholders, and heads of government to exchange knowledge and explore innovative solutions to the issue facing the Caribbean region.

“This is a new area for everybody… if we are we are talking about a modern country, a developed country, then that’s where we have to start,” Croal said.

Guyana anticipates that the conference will most likely be one of the largest with an estimated participation of 300 delegates including Caribbean government ministers and local and international investors.

In addition, there will be approximately 100 booths on display, showcasing various industry advancements and solutions and Georgetown hopes that the conference and exhibition will also serve as a platform to promote Guyana as a tourism destination while also presenting investment opportunities.

The conference will be held under the theme: “Accelerating Change in the Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Sectors”. (CMC)

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