Colombia’s International Fair for the Environment (FIMA) is set to begin Wednesday night in Bogota with an emphasis on water conservation, according to the organization’s official website.
Wednesday’s inauguration marks the beginning of the 4th installment of the Bogota-based event, to which the Netherlands have been invited as this year’s international guest.
The fair acts as a platform for the promotion of eco-friendly goods and services, along with projects that encourage the conservation and protection of natural resources, according to reports on its website.
A central theme of this year’s event is the conservation of water. The next three days will see Colombia and the Netherlands come together for exhibitions recreating the water cycle and modeling ways to conserve natural water sources, as well as lectures from a number of distinguished scholars on the environment, reported newspaper El Tiempo.
On this year’s theme, Colombian Environmental Minister Luz Helena Sarmiento said,”The idea is that visitors can identify, for themselves, the direct relationship between water and life; that they may discover the wealth of our resources and the responsibility we have to the ecosystems that depend on the water cycle, as does the development of this country.”
The four-day convention rounds off with a presentation from chef Jorge Rausch on his attempts to introduce the consumption of the venomous lionfish as a strategy for controlling the damaging effects of this species, fast becoming a menace to the preservation of Colombian reefs.
- IV FIMA Corferias 2014 (FIMA)
- Holanda, país invitado a Feria Internacional del Medioambiente (El Tiempo)