Ecotechnologies Workshop in Cauca, Colombia - Aquarisc Project

Updated: Sep 29, 2018


From September 19 to 21, 2018, the 1st Ecotechnologies Workshop was held in Popayan, Cauca (Colombia) coordinated by the UNESCO Sustainability Chair, and framed in the AQUARISC project.




The Ecotechnologies Workshop is part of the project "Vulnerability and Risk in Drinking Water Systems in Cauca region - AQUARISC), funded with royalty resources through the Gobernación del Cauca and Universidad del Valle (CINARA) alliance, linking the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Cauca - CRC, Cluster CreaTIC, EMCASERVICIOS and the Regional Center for Productivity and Innovation of Cauca - CREPIC and the nine mayorships of the beneficiary municipalities.


Ecotechnologies contribute to minimize the impacts generated to the environment derived from human activity through the recovery, restoration and expansion of ecosystems.

The general objective of the workshop is to train leaders in the implementation of ecotechnologies pilots for the optimization of potabilization systems and for the protection of watersheds through the sustainable management of water resources, the protection of water generation zones and the valuation of ecosystem services.


Among the specific objectives of the workshop, the following stand out:

  1. Promote the use of eco-technologies based on their technical efficiency and the economic, social and environmental aspects of a region.

  2. Present good practices of ecotechnologies in: sustainable management of water resources; transformation of urban areas; treatment wetlands for decontamination; circular economy in agriculture and agro-industry; and of social appropriation in Cauca.

  3. Give guidelines for the creation of inclusive and sustainable businesses.

  4. Generate a strategy of social appropriation and technology transfer supported in environmental education processes with the participation of the communities, strengthening the relationship between the actors involved.

  5. Carry out a field visit in the intervention areas of the Rio Piedras Basin to make an assessment of the implementation of eco-technologies.



Participant profile: (to whom it is addressed)

The Workshop is aimed at all professionals, professors and students from universities, research centers, administration, communicators, local leaders and interested in ecotechnologies.


The day of the 20th, which will be held in the Auditorium La Quimera of the Autonomous University Corporation of Cauca will be free for the general public.


The days of the 19th and 21st will be for internal training of AQUARISC project technicians.




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