Panel Discussion Freshwater conference Xploration Coastline

We close the Xploration Coastline Freshwater Conference with a panel discussion from 1300-1500 on the 19th of May. This panel discussion will be a hybrid event enabling a remote and physical audience to be present.

Goal of the panel discussion is to share ambitions regarding (1) humanitarian aid preparedness, sustainability and cost efficiency and (2) energy & water transition ambitions and requirements to enhance quality of life, resilience and climate adaptation of small island states/communities.

In order to explore where the ambitions complement each other and could benefit from an inclusive movement & concept like Xploration Coastline. During the discussion interactions with the audience are foreseen.

The panel will be made up of regional and local stakeholders around crisis management and energy/water infrastructures.


  • Vanessa Toré (Chair Integrated Water Resource Management Committee; Government of Curacao)
  • Erwin Arkenbout (Representative of the Netherlands in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten)
  • Gen. Frank Boots (Commander Dutch Armed Force in Caribbean)
  • Lesley Fer (Director of crisis management; Government of Curacao)
  • Darick Jonis (CEO Aqualectra)
  • Luis Ladeira (University of Curaçao)
  • Tamira La Cruz (Sustainable Private Sector Development)
  • Wayne Williams (Caribbean Water & Wastewater Ass.) – REMOTE
  • Ignatius Jean (Caribbean Water & Sewerage Association) – REMOTE TBC
  • Ellen Lastdrager (TNO – Living lab Curacao) – REMOTE
  • Sunny Guidotti (Senior UNICEF representative Regional Office LACWaSH) – REMOTE

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 4580 7578
Passcode: 411176

Kind regards,

Berend van de Kraats


May 19 2022


AST (GMT -4)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 19 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Physical & Virtual
Avila Beach Hotel


Avila Beach Hotel
Willemstad, Curacao



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