Pre-Conference Tour: Urban Water Management in Santiago

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to offer the following tour on water management in Santiago.

This tour will discuss the challenges of urban water management in the context of a ‘megadrought’ and extreme events in the Andean Piedmont. Three locations have been chosen to reveal the complexity of these management challenges. At each location, the intention is to discuss particular issues through various installations. The first deals with the relationship between the urban water supply and the Andes. The second reveals the role of parks as multi-functional sites. The third addresses the role of the Mapocho River in the city and how it has been managed over time to reduce flood risk.


TOUR SCHEDULE
8:00Bus departs from the conference venue, University of Chile - Faculty of Architecture campus
8:45Aguas Andinas Capture Plant, Aguas de San Ramón - Padre Hurtado
Discussion of water capture and treatment in the piedmont, the early treatment plant, and modern installation.
10:30Victor Jara "Floodable" Park
Discussion of the multi-functionality of urban parks as flood defenses.
12:10Mapocho River and La Familia "Floodable" Park
Discussion of the interventions of the Mapocho river and the role of Parque la Familia as a defensive hydro-logical infrastructure.
13:30Bus returns to the conference venue, University of Chile - Faculty of Architecture campus

Pre-Conference Tour Details
Date: Tuesday, 28 January
Tour Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours
Meeting Location: Entrance of the conference venue, University of Chile (Faculty of Architecture campus, located at Avenida Portugal 84, Santiago, Chile - click to view map)
Cost: US$25

NOTE: It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. Please bring water and a snack.

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, spots on the tour are limited and only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Conference Welcome Reception

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.

Common Ground Research Networks and the International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability will be hosting a welcome reception at the conference venue, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, 29 January. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Date: Wednesday, 29 January
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Dinner: Punto Ocho

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner.

Located on the top floor of the Cumbres Lastarria Boutique hotel, Punto Ocho has two terraces offering a 360° view of the neighborhood. Guests are invited on a trip through the flavors of Patagonia, highlighting Chilean products with a wide variety of fish and seafood from the coasts as well as meats from southern Chile.

Dinner will begin with an apertif and an appetizer. For the main course, guests will be able to select either meat, fish, or a vegetarian dish (please select the vegetarian option upon booking). The meal will conclude with dessert and coffee. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Date: Thursday, 30 January
Time: 19:30 (7:30 PM)
Location: José Victorino Lastarria 299, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile (view map)
Cost: US$65

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed and space is limited. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place at the dinner.

Closing Session and Award Ceremony

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to host the Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony

Come join the plenary speakers and your fellow delegates for the Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability Closing Session and Award Ceremony, where there will be special recognition given to those who have helped at the conference as well as announcements for next year’s conference. The ceremony will be held at the University of Chile directly following the last session of the day.

Date: Friday, 31 January
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: University of Chile

There is no need to pre-register for this event.