During two days of work the technical staff of the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Nation developed talks about types of treatments, efficiency thereof, sampling and experiences with liquid and gaseous effluents; risk analysis of contaminated sites; and integrated management of chemical containers. Staff of the National Guard gave a talk on road transport of dangerous goods; and technicians from the Ministry of Environment of the province and the Department of Environment of the municipality gave details of River Monitoring Plan Gualeguaychú who carry out jointly.

The closure of the course was attended by Undersecretary of Control and Environmental Control and Pollution Prevention Office, Beatriz Domingorena; Secretary of Environment and Entre Ríos, Fernando Raffo.

Domingorena mentioned that these training sessions are part of a project to strengthen local capacity to implement the national government. "It's about empowering provincial technical teams in different subjects such as hazardous waste, liquid effluent treatment, environmental liabilities, transport of toxic or hazardous substances," said the official.

Then he said that "Entre Rios has been a pioneer in providing a lot of openness to the municipalities of the province. Today we are in Gualeguaychú but we have traveled almost the whole province with Environment Secretary Fernando Raffo, in order to guide staff and leave this installed in the various technical equipment capacity. "

As the course developed Gualeguaychú Domingorena said timely transport of substances related to topics, waste management, environmental liabilities and monitoring were discussed. On the latter subject he said: "The province has taken the initiative beyond the situation of Bothnia, to establish and strengthen their monitoring stations, water and air, in an agreement with the nation. Soon we will be here again delivering funds so they can continue the development of this task has a purpose mainly preventive. "

He added that "generate precisely these trainings seek prevention, giving tools to their technical teams that can address issues and that in the future we do not find ourselves in situations of remediation."


Director of Environment Gualeguaychú Indart Noelia said the balance of the course is "extremely positive, with a significant announcement."

The common denominator of these is "the interest in wanting to be trained in subjects that some municipalities are very new, others already have some experience."

He said the chance a work presentation set Gualeguaychú river monitoring has been conducted since 2011 between the Ministry of Environment of the province, the local municipality and the Faculty of Food Science was conducted.

In this sense, Indart told that work is an agreed procedure between the parties of sampling and sending the samples to different laboratories. "We have the experience and the role of each of the three institutions to participate and progress in these years of work," said a city official.

He also mentioned the agreement between the province and the nation through which the national government committed funds and equipment to carry out monitoring of air quality in the town, which will also include input from the Faculty of Food Science.

"It is an honor and a pleasure for us to receive Gualeguaychú neighboring points of the province, national officials and their staffs, and the Ministry of Environment of the province that gave us the opportunity to develop the conference in our city, "he finally said.

The conference ended with a tour of the city Ecopark, which will be the first landfill in the province, with the separation of inorganic waste ground, and is about to be inaugurated.

Participants included representatives from the municipalities of Nogoyá, Concepción del Uruguay and Urdinarrain, among others; students of the Faculty of Food Science and UNER Race UADER Environmental Management, taught in the city; provincial and municipal inspectors.