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Dr. Pilar Tello Espinoza is environmental engineer of the National Engineering University of Peru. Has a doctorate in environmental engineering in the area of urban solid waste at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Has an experience of 25 years as a consultant and adviser in the field of waste for Latin America in international agencies and national governments (Paraguay, Mexico and Peru).


September 2017

Dear friends of Latin America:

the next 16 September, the third Saturday of September is the day America celebrates the "Inter-American Day of cleaning and citizenship", this date arises from the agreement signed by: the Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP); which was held on 28 October 2002 in Cancun, Mexico, in the framework of the 28th Inter-American AIDIS Congress.


This day has great significance because it highlights the commitment of the citizen, all of us, to keep clean our cities, so as not to affect the health , the ambeinte , the sources of water and drains. That is why this day is important because we want the citizens to be responsible and committed to clean up the streets, clean the bodies of water, rivers, beaches, and teach with that concern children that we must not pour waste because we see what it actually costs to clean up our environment.

In this year in a special way I would like to highlight the commitment of the Dominican Republic on everything to the Lord President Danilo Medina Sanchez, for having signed the
Presidential Decree that creates the DIADESOL in RD, The which is performed for the first time in the island. This 16 September the President will be giving the flag for more than 17 municipalities committed to clean in conjunction with staff of the Ministry of the Environment, Ministries of Education, City Hall, the Cervecería Nacional Dominicana, ngos, among others.

I invite you all, to this day we unite in this effort, and if we cannot clean, then you don't get all dirty our cities or any other place.

Best regards,

_ Dr. Carmen del Pilar Tello Espinoza
_ AIDIS President 2016/2018


April 2017

Dear Friends,

We have the great pleasure to share with you the anniversary of AIDIS, April 14 complete 69 years.

This young lady, with the participation of all, has fulfilled its role of exchange actions of scientific and technological development in the area of environmental sanitation in the Americas and the Caribbean and probably also with the collaboration of all, we will face the great challenges that globalization, climate change, social inclusion, among others, are presented in front of us.


In these first months of the new Management 2016 - 2018, the following agreements were signed:

  • CETESB – Agencia Ambiental del Estado de São Paulo, Brasil
  • ISWA – International Solid Waste Association
  • OPS – Organización Panamericana de la Salud
  • UNAM – Universidad Autónoma de México
  • AESABESP – Asociación de los Ingenieros de SABESP
  • UPADI –  Unión Panamericana de las Asociaciones de Ingenieros (will be signed in the 7º DIRSA Congress).

In addition, the time travel so far i have made two visits to AIDIS Headquarters, guidance to the Executive Management and Direction of Communication of how the work should be carried out and that it galvanizes the figure of AIDIS through the site on the web and also through the strategic contacts made through the AIDIS Headquarters.
In this way, with much work and effort is that we intend to AIDIS deal increasingly prominent place in every country where it has its representation.

Best regards,

_ Dr. Pilar Tello Espinoza
_ AIDIS President 2016/2018


December 2016

It seems incredible that the year end…
How time!!… our multiple occupations many times do not allow us to enjoy the wonders that gives us every day, however we found in AIDIS and its members, the affection and respect that we have all and that through working together, their messages, thoughts or news we welcome every day.

I have seen in my life that the striving and pursues his dreams, the get, that is why we must strive to continue dreaming a AIDIS strong, healthy but above all committed to work for the water and sanitation in the Americas.


Wish you a Merry Christmas and may the New Year can realize their dreams.
A bear hug to all our friends and colleagues of AIDIS and their families.

_ Dr. Pilar Tello Espinoza
_ AIDIS President 2016/2018


October 2016

It is an honor for me to assume the post as President of AIDIS and continue to fight for the ideals of the association to which I belong since the beginning of my professional life.

I am very grateful to Eng. Luiz Augusto de Lima Pontes, who has dedicated not only the two years as President but 20 years fighting by AIDIS of disinterested way and unconditional and now it is an honor for me to take the baton of their hands.


I reaffirm my commitment to the growth and strengthening of AIDIS looking for that is permanently the leading association in the Americas, providing direct advisory services to Governments and international institutions in the Health Sector and the Environment, through the Vice Presidency technique and their technical divisions in the themes of drinking water, waste water, water resource, solid waste, hazardous waste, climate change, air quality, reuse of water and; water and sanitation in rural areas, as well as the creation of support groups for attention to natural disasters and epidemics, with the purpose of helping to achieve the objectives of sustainable development ODS for the 2030 in America.

The creation of the Division AIDIS Joven during my period of work will integrate directly to both undergraduate and graduate students, encouraging the mass dissemination of environmental issues in the social networks and research in a responsible manner and agile.

Another important aspect is the strengthening of the chapters, its visibility is essential to the growth of AIDIS and this will be achieved through the intensive involvement of the Regional Vice President, Technical Vice President and Vice President of Planning and Finance through the realization of high-level events that enable training and position to the specialists.

A primary objective is the development of the Ten Year Plan 2016-2026 AIDIS for the creation of strategies and activities that will lead to comply with the objectives mission and vision of an proactive AIDIS.

Story with a team of committed and entusiata work on which they are gathered the best specialists of the region, as well as my advisers to the that I admire and respect, with them I share the same values and the same love of AIDIS and therefore I conclude my words with a phrase of the Encyclical Laudato if the Pope Francisco "God has given the earth to the whole human race for the support to all its inhabitants, without excluding anyone or give preference to none".

Best regards,

_ Dra. Pilar Tello Espinoza
_ AIDIS President 2016/2018