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
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

Pre-Conference Tour Details
Date: Tuesday, 28 January
Tour Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours
Meeting Location: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Lo Contador Campus, Carlos Casanueva’s entrance (click the blue button below for a map of the campus)
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, Lo Contador Campus. 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, Lo Contador Campus
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

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

Conference Dinner: Divertimento Restaurant

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

Chilean Divertimento opened in 1991, offering a wide variety of dishes with local roots. The restaurant is located in the heart of Providencia but away from noise and hustle and bustle of the city. The Chilean Divertimento transformed over the years into the center of Chilean cuisine, where politicians, artists, television people, journalists, and abundant foreign audiences who want to know and taste Chilean cuisine come to eat. In 2009, the Circle of Gastronomic Chroniclers of Chile granted Divertimento Restaurant the award for the best Chilean cuisine restaurant in the country.

First course: Quinoa Napoleon mixed with green and red bell pepper, cucumber, and tomato brunoise with a touch of mint and fresh coriander, served with a mixed green salad with house dressing.

Second course (a choice of): 1. Seared southern hake with a creamy sauce, sautéed shrimp, and calamari served with rice and mixed greens, or 2. Lamb shank marinated in fresh herbs with a creamy white wine Dijon mustard sauce served with a green pea puree and semillon potatoes, or 3. Eggplant parmigiana with homemade tomato sauce, au gratin (vegetarian).

Third course: Sponge cake with a cream cheese mousse, berry Napoleon, and caramel sauce served with coffee.

Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Date: Thursday, 30 January
Time: 19:45 (7:45 PM)
Location: Av. El Cerro 722, Providencia, 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Lo Contador Campus directly following the last session of the day.

Date: Friday, 31 January
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Lo Contador Campus

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