Global Water Stewardship is hosting a Costa Rica 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.

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.


  • Two (2) complimentary conference registration for selected members of your staff
  • Exhibitor tabletop package, electrical outlet, (1) skirted table, and (2) chairs
  • One-on-one time with Facility Owners and Decision Makers
  • Listing on Conference Website

Early Bird Registration (before January 15, 2020): $3,000

Regular Registration (after January 15, 2020): $3,500


  • Includes the benefits listed in the Basic Exhibitor Level, as well as the following
  • Your company logo displayed on the conference banner and signs
  • Exhibitor display with a complementary technical case study presentation
  • One (1) additional complimentary registration for a selected member of your staff

GWS Partner – Sponsor Level: $5,000


Hyatt Place San Jose/Pinares

Momentum Pinares Plaza, Curridabat, 11803, Costa Rica

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Federated College of Engineers and Architects

Freses, San José Province, Curridabat, 11801, Costa Rica

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