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7 June 2024 | Briefing note
The series of ROSA Webinars aimed to provide tools to improve the regulatory and tariff system in El Salvador, addressing the country's specific challenges in this area. Over the course of four sessions, the theoretical and practical aspects of the country's tariff regulation were analyzed and interactive exercises were carried out to deepen the participants' knowledge.
31 May 2024 | Briefing note
On May 31, CEPAL held the third session of the Online Seminars "Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Tariff Regulation in El Salvador," as part of the ROSA project. This session focused on analyzing the transition from cost to tariff, taking into account the various factors involved in this process and its impact on the equity and accessibility of the service.
22 de May de 2024 | Briefing note
El seminario sobre "La Gobernanza del Agua", organizado por la Unidad de Agua y Energía de la División de Recursos Naturales de la CEPAL, presentó un análisis profundo sobre el estado actual de los recursos hídricos en la región, los desafíos asociados y las propuestas para mejorar la gestión y gobernanza del agua. Se destacó la importancia de una gobernanza sólida para asegurar el acceso equitativo y sostenible al agua, abordando aspectos de políticas públicas, sostenibilidad y equidad de género.
17 May 2024 | Briefing note
On May 17, ECLAC conducted the second session of the online seminar series "Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Tariff Regulation in El Salvador," as part of the ROSA project. This session brought together several national counterparts to explore alternatives for calculating service costs to ensure their viability and sustainability.
13 May 2024 | Briefing note
ECLAC launched the online seminar series "Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Tariff Regulation in El Salvador" as part of the ROSA project. The first meeting, held on May 13, featured participation from national counterparts. During this event, tools were presented to promote a more sustainable and inclusive regulatory and tariff system in the country, addressing both national challenges and opportunities.
24 April 2024 | Briefing note
As part of the ongoing efforts for the project "Potable Water, Sanitation, and Renewable Energies to Improve Population Health" (UNPDF project and German Cooperation), led by Silvia Saravia Matus, Economic Affairs Officer at ECLAC, and her specialized team in circular economy, a follow-up meeting was convened with CONAGUA Mexico, the project's national counterpart, on April 24, 2024. The aim of this meeting was to review progress made in the country and strategize the next steps following the completion of the initial phase of the project.
5 April 2024 | Briefing note
During the 2024 Regional Water Dialogues, the president of ASA, Jorge Castaneda, formally announced the municipal commitment to follow the co-designed investment plan for the wastewater treatment plant of Metapán. He also highlighted that initial discussions had taken place with FIDEAGUA, a local NGO funding mechanism operating in El Salvador, expressing interest in exploring investment opportunities in this specific wastewater treatment plant.
4 April 2024 | Briefing note
ECLAC's Natural Resources Division was invited to take part in the discussion panel organized by the World Bank and AIDIS on the challenges and guidelines for meeting SDG 6. The panel brought together a group of experts and leaders from the water sector to analyze strategies and policies that aim to address gaps in the fulfillment of this important global objective.
3 April 2024 | Briefing note
The water and sanitation crisis requires a holistic, systemic and multilateral response to accelerate the achievement of SDG 6. In the region there is a lack of available data on the governance, management or environmental aspects of water, the data that exists on Drinking water and sanitation are dispersed among national institutions and countries' capacities to report on different sustainable water management indicators. To accelerate compliance with SDG 6, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries need to promote policies and incentives based on timely, reliable and standardized information, which requires strengthening their capacities in a changing environment. This is the central objective of the Regional Network and Observatory for Water Sustainability (ROSA) in LAC, which continues to advance with a very successful and enlightening year.
27 March 2024 | Briefing note
The IV Edition of the Regional Water Dialogues for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was held from March 11 to 13, 2024, organized by ECLAC in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and with the support of the Regional Group of Experts in Water Resources.
21 March 2024 | Briefing note
From March 11th till the 13th of 2024, the IV Edition of the Regional Water Dialogues for Latin America and the Caribbean was held, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation Agriculture (IICA), in San José, Costa Rica.
25 March 2024 | Briefing note
ECLAC’s Regional Water Dialogues in Latin America and the Caribbean 2024 included a session on “Transboundary Waters: Management, Cooperation and Peace” co-organised by the Water Convention (UNECE), the Organisation of American States, and the Inter-American Development Bank. The session was a call to strengthen water cooperation in the region, with the aim to enhance water security and prevent conflict. By showcasing different experiences and perspectives from countries and basin organizations, participants explored the needs for and the benefits of cooperation at various scales and across sectors, with a special focus on institutional and legal instruments available, such as the UN Water Convention.
22 March 2024 | Briefing note
Session 1 "Water, Agriculture, and Ecosystems" of the 2024 Regional Water Dialogues highlighted the critical interdependence between sustainable water management, efficient agriculture, and ecosystem protection. This meeting also emphasized the urgency of adopting innovative and sustainable agricultural practices that improve water use efficiency and promote soil regeneration, to ensure food security. The session highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships and international cooperation, underscoring the crucial role of the private sector and the need for cross-sectoral and grassroots public policies for effective water management, especially in regions affected by climate change and desertification.
22 March 2024 | Briefing note
Session 2 "Water and Productive Development" of the 2024 Regional Water Dialogues delved into the interplay between water management, energy, and sustainable development. It stressed the urgency of adapting energy matrices to renewable sources due to climatic variability. The session highlighted the need for significant investments and intersectoral cooperation to advance towards more efficient and sustainable water and energy management, pointing out the crucial role of the private sector in this process.
22 March 2024 | Briefing note
Session 6 of the 2024 Regional Water Dialogues, focused on "Water Security and Climate Resilience: Contributions and Experiences for the Water Sustainability Network and Observatory (ROSA)," highlighted the regional challenges and strategies for addressing water management and climate change. Countries shared national experiences, lessons learned, and discussed the importance of technology, watershed protection, and multisectoral participation in water management.
22 March 2024 | Briefing note
Session 7 of the 2024 Regional Water Dialogues addressed the "Opportunities for the Circular Economy in the Sanitation Sector", with the aim of presenting a roadmap that transforms public policies and regulatory frameworks to expand investment opportunities in circular systems. Moderated by Mr. Diego Fernández, senior expert in the Drinking Water and Sanitation sector of ECLAC, the session highlighted the importance of innovation, multi-sector collaboration, and sustainable financing to move towards a circular economy in sanitation.
20 March 2024 | Briefing note
On March 14, 2024, a key training session was held in Panama City, focused on the implementation of the circular economy in the drinking water and sanitation sector. This meeting, organized in the Management Hall of the Panama Canal Authority, featured the presence of international and local experts, who shared knowledge and methodologies for methane utilization and nutrient recovery in selected municipalities of Panama.
22 January 2024 | Briefing note
The Regional Group of Experts on Water Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean was created in the preparatory framework for the 2023 World Water Conference. Between May and December 2023, its members have promoted various activities that contribute to the acceleration of reaching the SDG 6. You can find expanded information on select activities below:
22 December 2023 | Briefing note
On December 22, 2023, a closed session was held to discuss the new Water Resources Policy Proposal of El Salvador, led by the Salvadoran Water Authority (ASA).
13 December 2023 | Briefing note
The 4th Meeting of the Regional Expert Group on Water Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean, held on December 13, 2023, focused on collaborative efforts in water resource management. Key topics included the upcoming Regional Water Dialogues of 2024, and the ROSA project. The meeting emphasized the importance of synergy and collaborative action among various international organizations and experts, and detailed plans for the Regional Water Dialogues 2024.