2016 – 4th Rural Water Day

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS
European Commission:
• Hervé Martin (Head of Unit LIFE Environment)
• Santiago Urquijo (Desk Officer)
IDOM – NEEMO LIFE TEAM:
• Dimas Ramos Fernandez (Monitoring Expert)

• Mr. Jim Ganley
Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland:
• Ms. Michelle Roche
National Federation of Group Water Schemes, Ireland:
• Mr. Seán Clerkin (National Policy Adviser)
• Mr. Brian MacDomhnaill (Research & Evaluation Officer)
• Mr. Paddy Ward (Treasurer)
• Mr. Mike Reddy (Board member)
• Mr. John Heslin (Board member)
• Mr. Laurence McKenna
Water Services Policy Section, Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, Ireland:
• Mr. Colm Lavery (Principal Officer)
Citizens Advice Scotland:
• Ms. Gail Walker
Water Industry Commision for Scotland:
• Mr. Stephen Dunlop (Analyst)
Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland:
• Ms. Moira Malcom (Operations team)

Day 1 Tuesday, 7th June 2016

20:30h.  RECEPTION OF INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

Gaiteiros

Himnos en honor de los países participantes

Day 2 Wednesday, 8th June 2016

10:00h. PRESENTATION OF Life Rural Supplies Demonstrative Actions

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11:00h. VISIT TO EDAR (waste water treatment plant) of Cullergondo – Xuanzo (Life Aquaplann)

12:00h. VISIT TO A Malata rural community water provision (Life Rural Supplies)

14:00h. LUNCH AT Beche with the neighbors

Day 3 Thursday, 9th June 2016

VISIT TO COXAPO WATER SCHEMES

Day 4 Friday, 10th June 2016

RURAL WATER CONFERENCE

PARTICIPANTS: 82

10:15h. Wellcome. Andrés Paz-Ares Rodríguez (Consellería de Sanidade) and Roberto Rodríguez Martínez (Augas de Galicia)

EL PROGRAMA LIFE: UNA HERRAMIENTA DE LA COMISIÓN EUROPEA PARA MEJORAR EL MEDIO AMBIENTE Y LA CALIDAD DE VIDA DE LOS CIUDADANOS.
Hervé Martin – Head of Unit LIFE Environment, European Commission
Santiago Urquijo – Desk Officer LIFE Environment, European Commission

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Santiago Urquijo, Hervé Martín, Andrés Paz-Ares, Roberto Rodriguez y José A. Santiso

10:30h. Overview of current situation at rural water supply in Galicia from the point of view of rural municipality
José A. Santiso Miramontes – Mayor of Abegondo
Carlos Ameijenda – Project Manager Life Rural Supplies

11:00h Teachings of the Life Rural Supplies in solving the challenges of rural water supply in Galicia:
AUGAS DE GALICIA
Roberto Arias Sánchez – Subdirector Xeral de Augas de Galicia
CONSELLERÍA DE SANIDADE
Ángel Gómez Amorín – Subdirector Xeral de la Consellería de Sanidade.

12:30h. Overview of the Irish rural water sector, focusing on the period from the crisis in the mid 1990s to current strategies/priorities, including rationalisation in the sector: Rural Water Programme and its structures and the role played by the EPA.
Brian Mac Domhnaill – National Federation of Group Water Schemes, Ireland
Jim Ganley – Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland
Michelle Roche – Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland13:10h.

13:00h. Capital funding model of “RURAL WATER PROGRAMME”.
Colm Lavery – Water Services Policy Section, Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, Ireland

13:30h. Overview of rural community water provisions in Scotland
Stephen Dunlop – Water Industry Commision for Scotland
Moira Malcom – Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland

14:15h. CLOSING OF the event

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