25.02.2014

Science provides funding for water access project

The initiative will be developed between the National Institute of Agricultural Technology, the National University of Quilmes and supported by the Ministry of Social Development. Total cost of the project is $ 6,605,000.

Science provides funding for water access project

Fernando Peirano, Francisco Anglesio, Ruth Ladenheim, Mario Lozano and Carmen Chiaradonna at the meeting.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, through the National Agency for Promotion Science and Technology has awarded a subsidy for the amount of $ 3,705,000 to a consortium composed of the National University Quilmes and the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) for the design and implementation of new forms of technology management aimed at solving social and environmental problems related to water access. The INTA and the University will provide the amount of $ 2.9 million and will be supported by the Ministry of Social Development.

The project will improve public policies aimed at providing clean water service social and technologically appropriate to local needs.

The initiative involves the design of the strategy and action plan for the overall project in order to generate urgent intervention models for quick resolution of problems regarding access to safe drinking water, as well as structural models of intervention and technological systems aimed at social inclusion. It further includes the design, implementation and evaluation of adequate and efficient technological systems for the development of five impoverished communities in the province of Chaco, prioritizing clean water for their importance to productive and human development. These five locations will also serve as learning units that which will enable the project to scale nationally.

The contract signing was attended by the Secretary of Department of Planning and Policy in Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Ruth Ladenheim, President of INTA, Francisco Anglesio, the rector of the University of Quilmes, Mario Lozano, the administrative representative of the Carmen Chiaradonna project and the Undersecretary for Policy in Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Fernando Peirano.

The project will improve public policies aimed at providing clean water service social and technologically appropriate to local needs, as well as the design, implementation and dissemination of social technology systems (energy, production, communication and health) making possible the social community development.

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