Daniela Gomez Martinez
Young Expert at WaterWorX - Colombia
YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1
In Colombia, the WaterWorks program works through the WaterWorx Color Water project, which seeks to guarantee the availability and sustainable management of water for the populations in the service area of Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P. (Department of Valle del Cauca), among other companies. The above will be achieved by strengthening through Vitens - Evides International, the self sustainability of Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P. as a water operator, both improving the operational and financial areas, as well as the access and reliability of the water supply for all; Including socially disadvantaged neighborhoods.
My role as Local Young Expert is to support the Dutch short-term experts in their visits mainly as a translator, in order to allow the trainings to be understood by the members of the local company. Additionally, within the WaterWorX Program it will be evaluated the feasibility of carrying out a project on energy effiency and I will collect information on the use of energy in the drinking water treatment Plants of the 33 municipalities served by Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P.
- Communication and networking skills
- Willing to learn new things
- Willing to mediation
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Experience before YEP
- Professional I in Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P.: Environmental educator, administrative support
- Researcher at SQUALUS Foundation: Community work, taxonomic identification, database analysis, scientific articles writing, experimentation