Oscar Pintos is the President of ADERASA (Association of Drinking-water & Sanitation Regulators of the Americas) having previously held the position of Vice President of ADERASA between November 2014 and November 2016. As President his main activities and responsibilities include providing information on the regulation and/or control of W&S utilities in the ADERESA member-countries, promoting efficiency in the regulatory processes of W&S, identifying and defending the interests of member countries, in forums, conferences and other international events, allowing regional integration and promote the development, recognition and sustainability of the regulatory processes of W&S sector in member countries.
Prior to his role as President, Oscar was the Coordinator of Regional Working Group “Drinking-water Quality” of ADERASA and the Chairman of AFERAS (Federal Association of Regulators of Drinking-Water & Sanitation)- Argentina. In the latter position, he worked to promote studies and research in the water and sanitation sector and the roles and attributes of regulators and their interaction with the operators of W&S utilities, as well as any other general interest issues linked with them. These activities, with special emphasis on regulation and/or control of W&S utilities, tend to materialize a policy of permanent and mutual information of its members, in order to facilitate the application of management techniques. Oscar also worked to foster the exchange of experiences among AFERAS members tending to the standardization of procedures in different cases of regulation and/or control.
Oscar Pintos is a member of Reg-Net (International Network of Regulators of Drinking-Water Quality) affiliated with the World Health Organization, which aims to improve the development and implementation of regulations associated with drinking water in order to protect public health.
The objectives of RegNet, as agreed to in Geneva, are to:
- Support the development of international-recognized guidance on the regulation of drinking-water to improve public health protection;
- Advocate for the improvement of regulations;
- Provide support to regulators wishing to establish, update or amend regulatory frameworks;
- Provide advice on the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines on Drinking-water Quality, from a regulatory perspective;
- Provide a discussion forum to address challenges and share good practice.
Day 1: Monday 24th April 2017
16:00 – 17:30 – Latin America – Transforming Argentina’s Water Sector