Avance en la Meta 6.3 del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 6 por el Mejoramiento del Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales en Arequipa-Perú al año 2020

Translated title of the contribution: Progress on Target 6.3 of Sustainable Development Goal 6 by the Improvement of Wastewater Treatment in Arequipa-Peru by 2020

José Valverde-Ortiz, Gretel Gutiérrez-Calderón, Elizabeth Vidal Duarte, Eveling Castro Gutiérrez

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Abstract

In 2015 the city of Arequipa - Peru, with more than a million inhabitants, had a single wastewater treatment plant, that could only serve 8% of the wastewater produced by its population, the rest was dumped into a natural water body without any treatment, affecting its environmental quality. To solve this problem, and stop polluting, two wastewater treatment plants have been built, La Escalerilla and La Enlozada, with the capacity to meet the total demand for wastewater treatment. This article has evaluated the progress in Target 3 of Sustainable Development Goal 6 by the Improvement of Wastewater Treatment in Arequipa-Peru, which seeks to guarantee the availability of clean water and sanitation for all. Target 3 refers to treating wastewater safely. To determine the indicators for this Target, the methodology proposed by the United Nations has been used, which is applied worldwide by the states that signed the 2030 Agenda agreement, and its application has been tested with real data. In this study, the effectiveness of the measure has been evaluated and it has been concluded that the target 6.3 has been achieved. To determine the value of the indicators, baseline information (Before treatment) and five years monitoring (2016-2020) have been compiled, the period in which the Wastewater Treatment Plants have been operating. The conclusions serve to assess the closure of gaps and verify the sustainability of what has been implemented that is aligned with policy number 33, "Water Resources Management" of the Peruvian Government.

Translated title of the contributionProgress on Target 6.3 of Sustainable Development Goal 6 by the Improvement of Wastewater Treatment in Arequipa-Peru by 2020
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publication19th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publication"Prospective and Trends in Technology and Skills for Sustainable Social Development" and "Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Construct the Future", LACCEI 2021 - Proceedings
EditorsMaria M. Larrondo Petrie, Luis Felipe Zapata Rivera, Catalina Aranzazu-Suescun
PublisherLatin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
ISBN (Electronic)9789585207189
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event19th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology: "Prospective and Trends in Technology and Skills for Sustainable Social Development" and "Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Construct the Future", LACCEI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 19 Jul 202123 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Volume2021-July
ISSN (Electronic)2414-6390

Conference

Conference19th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology: "Prospective and Trends in Technology and Skills for Sustainable Social Development" and "Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Construct the Future", LACCEI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period19/07/2123/07/21

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