Thanks to the visit to the water council of Chira-Piura by the Dutch ambassador in Peru, a new impulse has been given to the partnership.
In the central square of Piura, a young professional gave an explanation about the Blue Deal to the ambassador and representatives of the agricultural council and the national water authority. Afterwards, they visited projects that should prevent flooding and improving agricultural irrigation.
The afternoon ended with a visit to the local government.
Early August the project leader of the Palestinian territories (Mr Frank Tibben) gave an interview to H2O Water Network about the BluElephant, an innovative and mobile wastewater treatment unit.
The concept fits seamlessly into the Blue Deal and WaterWorX programmes with regard to clean and safe water and protecting people and the environment. The first three units will be placed in the Palestinian Territories in November at locations selected by the Palestinian Water Authority, with the most urgent needs.
The Blue Deal partnership in Argentina captured their working visit on video in the spring of 2019. How the workshops are prepared and carried out is explained in a tutorial. Useful for the local partners, now that it is still not possible to travel due to the corona pandemic.
The video shows how farmers, residents and civil servants assessed water problems and came up with conceptual solutions.
The first physical working visit to Ghana (since the coronavirus lockdown) took place! At the end of July, the Ghanaian and Dutch partners saw each other again after 1.5 years of purely digital contact.
They immediately started with field visits in the various regions and live stakeholder meetings to see the progress of the projects with their own eyes. For example, the integrated water management plan is increasingly taking shape. Watch the video here.