Global Water Stewardship (GWS) is hosting Costa Rica’s 1st seminar on wastewater technologies and resource recovery. This conference offers an opportunity for US companies to introduce themselves to Costa Rican wastewater professionals and collaborate with them on their new wastewater industry.

Expected Audience: 150+

– Design Engineers– Operators & Plant Managers
– Consulting Engineers– Regional & Local Utility Managers

We offer you and your company the opportunity to expand your business to Costa Rica’s emerging wastewater industry.

In March of 2017, Costa Rica approved their first national policy on wastewater sanitation. This long-term national policy outlines plans and projects from 2016-2035. Its funding plan includes $520 million in infrastructure to provide centralized sanitation to the county.

AyA has already initiated projects around the county. The main sanitation project is the Environmental Improvement Program in the Metropolitan Area of San Jose, which is investing over $345 million in sewer systems, pumping stations, and the expansion of the ‘Los Tajos’ Wastewater Treatment Plant, started in 2015.

Over the next 15 years, AyA will be investing over $160 million in several projects in coastal locations, including: Playas del Cocó – Sardinal, Tamarindo, Puntarenas, Palmares, Quepos, Jacó and Golfito on the Pacific coast, and Puerto Viejo, Moín, and Limón cities on the Caribbean coast.

Only 14% of Costa Rica’s wastewater is treated properly. The virtual nonexistence of centralized wastewater treatment in the country means that Costa Rica and the AyA officials are eager to welcome US wastewater experts and products into their sanitation initiatives.

GWS has been volunteering in Costa Rica since 2014, bringing education opportunities, public awareness, and connecting local water districts and national wastewater officials to local and international tools to catalyze their sanitation efforts.

GWS is proud to announce GWS TICOSAN 2020 – Costa Rica’s First seminar focused on wastewater technologies and resource recovery practices. GWS is gladly inviting wastewater technology providers and experts in the US to attend this conference and to expand their business in Costa Rica.

Why Should You Support or Exhibit at TICOSAN?

With approximately 150 attendees, you have the opportunity to meet your future clients as an event partner and to make your products known in an emerging market. This means exposure to a large audience of water and wastewater professionals and preferred access to key decision makers in the industry such as utility owners and managers, manufacturers, municipal and government employees, and consultants.

Contact chair@globalwaterstewardship.org to learn more about this opportunity and grants available.

Message from the Executive Director

My fellow professionals, Global Water Stewardship (GWS) was established to be a catalyst for development of wastewater systems in developing countries, starting in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is among the most beautiful countries in the world, and we are looking to make sure that their water is just as Pura Vida as their rainforests. Currently, the country only treats 14% of their wastewater, but has plans of implementing many wastewater projects in the near future. GWS has worked closely with our numerous partners in Costa Rica to bring this unique opportunity for you to showcase your products and skills to the emerging Costa Rican wastewater market. We would like to thank AyA, CFIA and numerous partners to help bring TicoSan 2020 to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Please know that your work and your support of TicoSan will help GWS with all of our social endeavors of WaSH Education, Professional Knowledge Exchange and Student Design and Service Projects for Costa Rica. These efforts allow us to continue our great work in rural communities of Costa Rica and teach the children, students, and professionals throughout the country. Thank you for being an Exhibitor and Sponsor, and welcome to beautiful Costa Rica.

Mohammed Haque
Executive Director of GWS