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Aquafondo and National Water Authority Sign Institutional Cooperation Agreement

4 February 2013

- The agreement aims to promote a new water culture and to contribute to the solution of watershed degradation problems.
- The partnership will contribute to improve water management and environmental quality.
- Backus is the only private company participating as an Aquafondo member and is part of the board.

Lima, January 30, 2013 – With the aim of contributing to the challenge of recovering Lima’s watersheds, Aquafondo and the National Water Authority (ANA) joined forces through an interagency cooperation agreement to promote joint technical work that will result in improved availability and quality of Lima and Callao’s main water sources.

Backus is the only private company that, along with The Nature Conservancy, Fondo de las Américas, The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Grupo GEA and the Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental, has been actively involved in the Fund Managing Committee for Watershed Conservation and Water Management in Lima and Callao (Aquafondo) since its origin in 2010.

This institution aims to mobilise resources to preserve the basins of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín Rivers, thereby ensuring a continuous supply of quality water for Lima and Callao and promoting a new water culture and the efficient management of resources.

The agreement was signed by the head of the National Water Authority, Hugo Jara Facundo, and the chairman of Aquafondo, Luis Alberto Gonzáles Zúñiga, at the National Water Authority headquarters in San Isidro, with the assistance of Backus and other members of Aquafondo.

Malena Morales, director of sustainable development and corporate affairs at Backus, said, “Our company has been committed for many years to responsible water management through sewer water management and water use reduction in a sustained production process. In this regard, we believe the agreement between ANA and Aquafondo is an important step forward that will allow for an improvement in water management and environmental quality, benefiting more than 9 million people in the city.”

For more information, contact:
Cecilia Quevedo
Backus External Communication 3113000
Yohana Medina
 222-9491 Anexo 208

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. 
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 30th January 2013.


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