IPWA to Hold Financial Tools Taskforce Meeting April 18

The International Private Water Association (IPWA) will?hold a Financial Task Force meeting via?conference call on April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (EST). The focus of the meeting and presentation will be a review of a new initiative being implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
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The IADB program, known as the ?Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative??(ESCI) is a new program that is focused on assisting emerging cities with the challenges?associated with rapid urbanization?while making the city environmentally and financially sustainable. The main focus of the initiative is on cities with a population?of 100,000 to two million, whose economies?are growing?rapidly. The ESCI was officially launched in February 2012.
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It is interesting to note that the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC) is the second most urbanized region in the world. It has gone from 62 percent urbanization in 1980 to 82 percent urbanization in 2012. Along with transportation infrastructure and social infrastructure services, established operational water/wastewater and sanitation services are critical components for achieving and maintaining sustainable cities.
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This is a Taskforce meeting not to be missed. The presenters will include the director and general coordinator?of the Initiative.

To confirm your participation, please send an email to kshandling@ipwa1.org. Please confirm your participation by mid-day on Wednesday, April 17. The PowerPoint presentation along with the AT&T call-in details will be sent to you by late afternoon on April 17.
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If you have any questions, please contact IPWA at +1-212-873-0920.

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