STRENTHENING CHILE´S HYDROLOGICAL AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL NETWORK, INCLUDING THE MEASUREMENT OF WATER QUALITY AND UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO ITS DATA
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE
The current water quality monitoring network of the National Water Directorate (DGA) of the MOP has 1,672 stations (685 for surface water and 987 for groundwater). The Commitments related to OPEN DATA are as follows:
1. To have published by March 25, 2023 at www.dga.cl (snia.mop.gob.cl/observatorio) the hydrochemical indicators for measurement by stations, with maps by basins, and to update the data of the hydrochemical map of indicators 6.3.2 (currently in force until 2018) in November 2023. Implement, by the second half of 2023, technologies that allow the automatic integration to the web of all the data produced by the analyses of the water quality laboratory of the National Water Directorate (DGA). Complete by the first half of 2024 this network with information on bioindicators (initially with a directory of defined species), in order to have historical information on biological communities and their impact on ecosystems. Increase by 20% by 2025 (current base 987) the water quality monitoring points of the natural sources used by Rural Drinking Water systems, and increase by 40% by 2028 the monitoring of the water quality of the natural sources used by Rural Drinking Water systems at the national level. Incorporate by December 2023 the last 2 regions of the country to make it mandatory at the national level for groundwater extractors to install systems for measuring and transmitting extracted flows to the national authority.
2. By August 2025, the 56 basins that have glaciers will have glaciological monitoring stations (to date there are only 33 glaciological stations).
3. Create in the second half of 2023, by presidential decree, the Department of Monitoring and Control of Surface and Groundwater Extractions.
4. By 2024, the "Fund for research, innovation and education in water resources" will be implemented and by 2025, the informative coordination of all research and investment programs in water matters that are financed by the State. In both cases, the regulations will be issued in April 2023 and their financing will be requested in the next budget law.
There will be an important surface and groundwater database that will stimulate science and research associated with Chile's water systems and ecosystems, which will be available to all users in the country.
People who require hydrological and hydrogeological information (academy, public and private organization, etc.)
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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