Join the American Water Works Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce for a conversation about the available opportunities in the water & wastewater industries for U.S. companies looking to travel as a part of the delegation to Peru.
Why Peru? Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, is a former World Bank executive and former prime minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Energy for Peru. Kuczynski’s administration wants to set clear environmental standards and improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure. This presents an important opportunity for potential suppliers to gain traction in promoting to the incoming administration— potentially for the next five years and longer—new technologies, supplies, investments and services related to the water industry.
Today, U.S. suppliers capture roughly one-fourth of all imports into Peru– more than any other country. Overall, around 4 million Peruvians lack access to safe water, and 8 million do not have adequate sanitation. There is an urgent need for new solutions in areas of water transfer, reuse of sewage water transfer, reuse of sewage water and water desalination. Sanitation companies in Peru are public entities responsible for water distribution as well as sewage and water treatment. The National Superintendence of Sanitation Services (SUNASS) estimates that more than 90% of
Peruvian sewage plants are not adequately treating wastewater.
The U.S. Commercial Service in Lima, Peru is organizing meetings with water regulators, water distributors, national associations, and setting up visits to wastewater treatment plants. Our guest speakers will present:
- A Market Overview of the water & wastewater sectors
- Current sanitation and water state in Peru and government Initiatives
- U.S. Embassy Initiatives on supporting U.S. companies to enter the PeruvianMarket
- Practical Aspects of Doing Business in Peru
Date: Monday, January 23, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm EST
Peru Commerce Post: Jorge.Prado@trade.gov
In collaboration with our U.S. Commercial Service Posts in Lima, Peru and our Environmental Technology Global Team