ACCELERATE UNIVERSAL AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO SAFE AND AFFORDABLE DRINKING WATER AND ACCESS TO ADEQUATE AND EQU'ITABLE SANITATION AND HYGIENE IN RURAL AREAS
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE
In the rural world there are more than 2,800 Rural Drinking Water Systems, with high coverage for concentrated rural localities but considerably reduced in Semi-concentrated (those with more than 8 dwellings/Km2 and more than 80 inhabitants) and non-concentrated ones.
We commit, with budgetary support, to advance from 2023 in the creation of 25 Rural Sanitation Systems (RSS) per year in Semi-concentrated rural localities, (growing from 120 to 520 by 2030), going from 39 thousand homes (2022) with drinking water systems in such localities to 69,681 (2030); and increasing the current 124 thousand beneficiaries to 216 thousand by that year.
To meet this commitment, we will leverage a Results-Based Program for Just Water Transition, with partial financing from the World Bank, which will focus on improving the sustainability and resilience of rural water and sanitation providers (2023-2027). The Program includes investments for the construction, rehabilitation, improvement and conservation of RWSS systems.
The institutional framework of the country's Rural Sanitation Services will be strengthened in the current year 2023 and will begin by expanding the staffing (90 positions) and powers of the ministerial part, in accordance with the new legal framework. During 2024, a Strategic Development Plan will be prepared for the Institution with a 2028-30 horizon in Potable Water and Rural Sanitation.
In financial matters, the Rural Sanitation Services Sub-Directorate of the Ministry of Public Works has been provided with a budget (2023) of 370 million USD for investment initiatives in drinking water, sanitation and wastewater treatment, which is a substantial increase in the project portfolio, under the commitment to sustain it for the next five years.
The new Rural Sanitation Investment Plan will allow the government to secure the necessary resources to reduce sanitation and partially treat wastewater by 2030, prioritizing the most vulnerable populations in rural areas. Additionally, three rural sanitation pilot projects will be implemented (2024 - 2027) to validate alternative wastewater treatment technologies in different geographic and demographic realities of the country.
Through concrete solutions with works that allow rural communities to have access to water for human consumption in their homes
People from rural communities
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
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Water stakeholders in the localities