STRENGTHENING INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN CHILE
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE and MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
The reform of the Water Code (2022) mandated the creation of Strategic Water Resources Plans for all basins, which can be updated periodically. The Water Code and the Framework Law on Climate Change (2022) mandate the integration of a vision of water security and protection of the human right to water and sanitation into pre-existing plans.
In 2023-2024, the Ministry of Public Works, together with the Environment, will develop the first 16 Strategic Plans (PERHC) in the pilot basins established to create the Basin Councils, complementing activities and objectives in case there are previous planning instruments.
In at least 10 of these pilot basins, a participatory governance model for water management will be applied, of an intersectoral nature and with territorial relevance, composed of representatives of the State - at the central, regional and communal levels -, the private sector, civil society and academia. This work is developed jointly with the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment, plus the country's 16 regional governors.
By 2023, a Draft Bill on the Governance of Watershed Councils will have been submitted to the General Secretariat of the Presidency and the Budget Office for analysis, based on the lessons learned from the pilot experiences, in order to move towards greater water security.
Indicator 6.5.1 "Degree of Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management" (0-100), will be reported every 3 years.
More water management stakeholders will be incorporated in the 2023 report to strengthen the vision of integrated water management gathered in the previous reports (2017 and 2020). These stakeholders are academia, private and civil organizations.
Indicator 6.5.2 "Proportion of the area of transboundary basins subject to operational arrangements for water cooperation" will be reported every 3 years.
A first information on transboundary aquifers will be incorporated in the 2023 report.
A participatory governance model for water management will be applied in 10 pilot basins and will be a concrete experience of participation at all levels in water management, unique in the country, which will serve as a learning experience for the following basins. It will be a process of continuous improvement as it progresses.
Members of the pilot watershed councils
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
- Latin America and the Caribbean
All stakeholders in the basin
There are currently no comments. Please log in to comment.