March 15, 2021

Empowering local innovation through decentralized water, sanitation, and energy technologies for climate change adaptation

Date: 25–26 March, 2021.

Venue: Miramar, Havana, and Online.

Participation: Invite only.

Day 1: Thursday, 25 March 2021. The objectives of the first day of this two-day workshop are to:

  1. To introduce the initiative and the collaborative work between the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the UK Embassy, as well as other related initiatives. 
  1. To enable key-players to exchange experiences in the planning and implementation of adaptation actions, with a focus on water, sanitation, and energy. 
Date Thursday, March 25, 2021 
Time Subject Participants 
08:30 – 09:00 Accreditation MSc. Isabel Torna Specialist, IGA 
09:00 – 09:10 Opening words Dr. Maritza García President, AMA 
09:10 – 09:30 Introduction to IGA work programmes – SEI, IGA-UK and other synergistic actions Dr. Orlando E. Sánchez RRD Programme manager 
09:30 – 09:50 Nature-based technologies for coastal resilience in municipalities of the Sabana –Camaguey Archipelago Dr. Santos O. Cubillas Director, Coastal Resilience 
09:50 – 10:10 Decentralized technologies for wastewater treatment MSc. Heykel Hernandez Researcher, IGA 
10:10 – 10:40 OSDE Water and Sanitation Technologies and Services (AYS) Ing. Yunior González Vice President, AYS 
10:40 – 11:00 Management of terrestrial water in Cuba.  OSDE Integrated Land water Management (GIAT) Dr.  Rosemaire Ricardo Director of Science, GIAT 
11:00 – 11:20 Technologies and Services of the National Renewable Energy Sources Company (EMFRE)   Ing. Alexander Leon Technical Director, EMFRE 
11:20 – 12:20 Debate and conclusions MSc. Rudy Montero Mata Director, IGA 

Day 2: Friday, 26 March, 2021

The objectives of the second day are:

  1. To introduce the initiative and the collaborative work between the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the UK Embassy, as well as other related initiatives. 
  2. To identify key actors and sources of information for the innovation and transfer of decentralized technologies in water, sanitation and energy in the Havana Coastal Zone. 
  3. To enable key players to exchange experiences in the planning and implementation of adaptation actions at the municipal level, with a focus on water, sanitation, and energy. 
Time Subject Participants 
08:30 –09:00 Accreditation MSc. Isabel Torna Specialist, IGA 
09:00– 09:10 Opening statementMSc. Rudy Montero Mata Director, IGA 
09:10 – 09:30 Introduction to IGA-SEI, IGA-UK and other potential synergies  Dr. Orlando E. Sánchez Head of the Progbranch of RRD 
09:30 – 09:50 State of the Provincial Plan for the Confrontation of Climate Change (Life Task), with an emphasis on water and sanitation MSc. Yesenia Ibáñez Sub delegate, CITMA Habana 
09:50 – 10:15 Nature-based technologies for coastal resilience in the Sabana–Camaguey Archipelago municipality.  MSc. Yohanis de La Torre DT, Coastal Resilience 
Lessons learned. Sharing experiences in adapting to climate change at the local level 
10:00 – 10:30 Bases for identifying key actors and information in  decentralized technologies in  water, sanitation and energy Dr. Orlando E. Sánchez 
10:30 – 11:30 Municipal experiencein Task Life with focus on water and sanitation (up to 10 min. per coordinator) Programme coordinators and CAM objectives 
11:30–12:15 Survey and debate MSc. Yesenia  Ibanez 
12:15 – 12:30 Conclusions MSc. Rudy Montero Mata Director, IGA 

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