PIANC -ECLAC-ANTAQ WORKSHOP - COPEDEC 2016

Inland navigation and a more sustainable use of natural resources: networks, challenges and opportunities for South America

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 19th Oct 2016

Royal Tulip Conference Center, Av. Aquarela do Brasil, 75 - São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

AGENDA OF THE WORKSHOP

Chair & Moderator: Philippe RIGO, PIANC-INCOM Chairman

8:30 - 9:00: Welcome Address:

Geoffroy CAUDE, PIANC President (10 min)

Adalberto TOKARSKI, Director, ANTAQ, Brazil (5 min)

Ricardo J. SANCHEZ, OIC, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, ECLAC (5 min)

Objectives of the workshop: Philippe RIGO, INCOM Chairman (10 min)

9:00 - 11

                                                       Session A:      Inland Waterways in South America.

                      Current Status and Potential for a more Sustainable Use of the Region’s Natural Resources

Chair & Moderator: Philippe RIGO, PIANC             Vice Chair: Raul ESCALANTE, Hidrovia

  1. Inland waterways development in South America: challenges, opportunities and tools for public policies (15 min)

    Ricardo J. SANCHEZ, ECLAC

  2. Classification of inland waterways as a tool for IW development: lessons learnt from CEMT IW classification in Europe (20 min)

    Otto KOEDIJK, RWS, NL

    c)   Panel discussion: Towards a classification of inland waterways in South America: goals, methodology and next steps (90 minutes)

PIANC Experts:Otto KOEDIJK, RWS, NL (PIANC WG179);

A DOHMS, Federal Waterways and Shipping Adm., Germany (PIANC WG 139);

                                    F WENS (COPEDEC Chairman), Belgium;

                                    Helen BROHL, USA 

ECLAC Expert:     Gordon WILMSMEIER

Country representatives:    Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Plur. State of Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Session B: Funding Schemes for Inland Waterway Development

Chairs:         Adalberto TOKARSKI, ANTAQ, Brazil and Marcelo VINAUD PRADO, ANTT, Brazil

Moderator:   José Renato FIALHO and Rogério MENESCAL, ANTAQ

a) Challenges of inland waterways financing (40 min)

Prof. Joaquim ARAGÃO (UNB) and Prof. Jean MARCHAL (ULg) FLUDURAMS (R&D Center for the development of sustainable inland navigation and intermodal transport systems)

b) National experiences: (40 min)

  • The Magdalena River Concession project (Columbia): Luis Alvarro MENDOZA MAZZEO, Director, CorMagdalena

  • Project Hidrovía Paraguay-Paraná : Raul ESCALANTE, Hidrovía, Argentina

  • The Belgium (Walloon Region) Funding Scheme: Yvon LOYAERTS, General Director, SPW

              c) Panel discussion: proposals and experiences in attracting private investment

                                    and fiscally sustainable public financing

Moderators: J.R.FIALHO and R. MENESCAL, ANTAQ and Prof. J. MARCHAL – FLUDURAMS (ULg)

Experts:        Moisés GOMES, Multipla Soluçoes & Tecnologia

                     Karisa RIBEIRO, Interamerican Development Bank

                     Rolando TERRAZAS, Senior Advisor, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

                     Johnny WONG, ACP, Panama

                     Yvon LOYAERTS, SPW (Director Public Ministry), Belgium

                     Joaquim ARAGÃO and Yaeko YAMASHITA, UNB, Brazil

                     Helen BROHL, USA

                     J-L. MATHURIN, CNR, France

Counttry representatives:    Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Plur. State of Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

                                                     Session C: Towards a Regional Dialogue on Inland Waterways Development

Chair:           Alex PEREZ, Vice Minister of Public Works and Transport, Ecuador

Vice Chair:   Yvon LOYAERTS, SPW (Director Public Ministry), Belgium

Moderator:   Azhar JAIMURZINA, ECLAC

     a) Inland waterways and regional integration: as scope for the convergence in the national logistics and mobility policies (15 min)

            by Azhar JAIMURZINA, ECLAC

b) National and regional inland water transport policies (40min)

      • Brazil

      • Ecuador

      • Peru

      • Plur. State of Bolivia

               c) Panel discussion: Traditional and emerging issues for a regional dialogue on and commitment to the inland waterways development in South America (40min)

                                                  Country representatives:    Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Plur. State of Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Concluding Session and Action Points

Tentative synthesis for policy recommendations of Sessions A, B, C

Follow up actions for a regional dialogue on inland waterways development in South America.

  • R. SANCHEZ (ECLAC),

  • A. TOKARSKI (ANTAQ)

    Identification of potential participants for the PIANC-ECLAC WG on river classification and preliminary elements for the terms of reference

  • Philippe RIGO and L. TEMER (PIANC-INCOM)


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