Public policies to reduce gaps between actions to conserve water sources and urban potable water services

Public policies to reduce gaps between actions to conserve water sources and urban potable water services

Geographic scope: National

Title: Adaptation to CC for the human right to water and sanitation: replicable, scalable and resilient policies for future climate conditions

Countries involved: Ecuador

Objective: The project aims to design a public policy that converts 9 integrated urban water supply and sanitation systems into pillars for sustainable development. For this, an innovative methodology will be applied to evaluate and manage climate/non-climate uncertainties and generate replicable and scalable strategies to increase their resilience to CC, generating participatory, equitable (gender) and intercultural processes to strengthen and raise the profile of local capacities.


  • Analysis of sensitivity to climate and non-climate uncertainties;
  • Portfolio of best practices for equitable and resilient management;
  • Climate and water source conservation modules;
  • Institutional strengthening against CC for 37 watershed councils constituted
  • Methodology for replicability and regional and national upscaling

Lead entity: Secretaría del Agua SENAGUA (Secretariat of Water - SENAGUA)

The Secretariat of Water exercises oversight to ensure fair and equitable access to water in quality and quantity through policies, strategies and plans that allow integral and integrated management of Water Resources in Watersheds with the involvement and strengthening of social actors throughout the national territory. Therefore, this intervention aims to propose climate change policies that will reduce the gaps between programmes, projects and/or actions for the conservation of water sources and urban water supply and sanitation projects that have not considered an analysis of climate and non-climate uncertainty (climate risk). In addition, it intends to channel capacity building and climate change knowledge transfer processes through the Watershed Councils (local water governance spaces) and Water Schools (citizen training spaces) with a participatory, equitable and intercultural approach.

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