In Panama, SUEZ and the Race For Water Foundation organize the event "RESIDUOS RECICLADOS, OCÉANOS LIMPIOS"
For the first time in Central America, an exclusive event dedicated to the protection of the oceans and an affective waste management is held from February 22 to 25, 2018 in Panama City (Fuerte Amador, Flamenco Island): “RESIDUOS RECICLADOS, OCÉANOS LIMPIOS”.
With the support of the town hall of Panama, SUEZ in Latin America and the Race for Water Foundation host participants to the events on a catamaran. This boat, 100% ecological, moves thanks to a combination of solar energy and hydrogen. The ship is currently running its second round-the-world trip to present innovative solutions in regard to ocean protection and to continue its scientific research missions.
Raising awareness about the preservation of marine resources
During the catamaran's stay in Panama Bay, four days of events will be organized to raise public awareness about the importance of good waste management and the preservation of marine resources.
The ETIA technology, that turns waste into energy and in which SUEZ and the RACE FOR WATER Foundation director have invested, will be also presented.
The protection of the oceans is highly important within the fight against global warming and the preservation of biodiversity. In Central America, Panama and Colombia, as everywhere else, SUEZ considers the protection of the oceans as one of its top priorities. We intend to provide concrete solutions to limit the marine pollution from the sources: less waste and less untreated wastewater.
Ana Giros Calpe
CEO Latin America, Industrial Markets & Key Accounts Executive Vice-President
The agenda of "RESIDUOS RECICLADOS, OCÉANOS LIMPIOS"
February 22, 2018: workshop with two universities of the city of Panama on solid waste management
February 23, 2018: conferences organized with the NGO Ancon on the biodiversity of the Panama’s coast and with the United Nations on its project "Clean Seas"
February 24, 2018: exhibitions on the ocean protection in Panama and Colombia
February 25, 2018: workshops and free activities for the general public on good recycling practices