PUCP/OSINERGMIN International Seminar: Measures to ensure the Autonomy of Regulatory Organisms
May 18 - 19, 2011
More than 120 infrastructure professionals listened as PURC Director of Water Studies Dr. Sandy Berg served as the keynote speaker and address water regulatory issues. José Távara Martín (PURC/WB June 1999 alumnus) and Cecilia Blume Cillóniz (PURC/WB January 1997 alumna) were two other featured speakers from Peru.
PURC has worked closely with universities and regulatory commissions in Peru for more than a decade, providing onsite training for water regulators (1999), and collaborating with Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) to develop the Body of Knowledge for Infrastructure Regulation. PURC Director of Water Studies Dr. Sandy Berg was invited to speak at several May events in Lima. While there, he met with both regulators and academics to discuss areas of mutual interest.
Between 1997 and 2000, more than 20 infrastructure professionals from Peru attended the PURC/World Bank International Training Program (when agencies were being established in Peru); in addition, 15 others have visited the University of Florida in the last decade for training. Thus, PURC alumni are active in developing and implementing infrastructure policy in Peru. In addition to his public presentations in Lima, Berg was able to meet with a number of these PURC alumni about ways in which developing countries can promote investments in renewable energy (at OSINERGMIN - regulator for energy and mining), and how benchmarking can improve the performance of water systems (at SUNASS - water regulator).