Water plans and projects for City of Buenos Aires


Project Management Update from Buenos Aires

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

In last month edition, I mentioned that in the PMI Tour Cono Sur Buenos Aires 2015 we have had an interesting exhibition of the Water Plan project of the City of Buenos Aires Government, presented by Rodrigo Silvosa, Undersecretary of Public Space Maintenance, of the Ministry of Environment and Public Space City.

The mentioned project was about the implementation of the System of Hydraulic and Meteorological Monitoring, that allows anticipation and detection of conditions that may cause flooding in the city, and thus take timely contingency measures to avoid or minimize unwanted impacts that affect the population.

In his presentation, Silvosa said that in recent decades the drainage course of the City became insufficient to capture and drive the rainwater to the river mouth, which caused major flooding and waterlogging, transforming floods in greatest risk of natural origin for the City. The City Storm Sewer System of Buenos Aires built in 1941 became insufficient, due to population growth, densification of buildings, lack of maintenance, weather phenomena and lack of adequate infrastructure investment to adjust to the current needs.

As part of the Hydraulic Master Plan, several drainage infrastructure projects were developed, allowing reservoirs to hold about 800 million liters of rain water, and it was implemented a system of monitoring and early warning for floods that provides information in real time of rains, river water levels, storm water runoff system performance, precipitation forecasts and forecasts of the level of the river, and allows to analyze vital information for prevention and emergency scenarios to make decisions based on hard facts of reality.

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(Photo: Rodrigo Silvosa presenting at PMI Tour Cono Sur Buenos Aires 2015)

Rodrigo Silvosa clarified that the Hydraulic System Project and Meteorological Monitoring Implementation was conducted jointly by the Secretary for Maintenance and Environment of the City with the company BGH Partner Tech, the BGH division of innovative technological solutions and professional services, http://www.bghtechpartner.com/, who – recognized Silvosa – was an important partner in the five phases of the project.


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About the Author


International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 Cecilia Boggi, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths© and is alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012. Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016. Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team and she is professor of Project Management in some Universities and Institutes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

She can be contacted at [email protected] and http://www.activepmo.com/

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