Carlos Cosín, the CEO of Almar Water Solutions, was a one of the speakers at the event “Fair Water: Tackling Global Water Challenges” organized by ICEX Spain Trade and Investments in collaboration with Spain’s Economic and Trade Office in Washington this week. The workshop brought together experts from around the world to debate issues regarding the water-related global challenges, desalination, reuse and sustainable development, water resource management, water sector financing, water in agriculture, advanced technologies and many others that reflect the current water trends.
Carlos Cosín made the keynote speech where he gave his perspective on the real challenges facing the water sector: the lack of education and awareness regarding the use and existing quantity, and the lack of political will to resolve the problems related to water. Other challenges include limited investment in R&D in comparison with other sectors and the consequences of climate change. Later, Carlos gave a presentation on the benefits of desalination and private participation in large-scale water projects, mentioning Algeria and Saudi Arabia as pioneers.
The event was attended by experts from different international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, USaid and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as well as representatives from the federal, state and local governments, along with the leading Spanish companies in the water sector. The forum served to promote dialogue among the Spanish companies and the different agents related to the water cycle in the United States and around the world, given the global scope of the institutions present at the event.
Almar Water Solutions has offices in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. So far this year, it has signed three projects in Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Bahrain, making it one of the leading international companies in the water sector. For this reason, the industry counts on the experience of its team to participate in forums of this caliber, which includes the leading companies and organizations in the world.