Establishing effective and democratic water and sanitation (W&S) management in Mexico to support the achievement of the MDGs

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Background

The programme’s main proposal is to improve comprehensive water management in suburban and rural areas in order to reach the MDG for water and sanitation, aiming at combating poverty from an environmental sustainability and gender equity perspective. It will contribute to reaching the MDGs 1, 3 and 7 by diminishing inequity in Access to a resource so essential in determining the health and abilities of the poor and women. By spreading the appropriate technologies, best practices and social organizations schemes, and techniques for comprehensive water and sanitation use focusing on basins, a culture of good water use will be strengthened and more efficient management of the resource will be possible, leading to a reduction in poverty, improve health and mitigate vulnerability when faced with hydrometeorological disasters. In this way, democratic governability, transparency and society participation will be strengthened through comprehensive water and sanitation management.

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Main Outcomes

  • Strengthened capabilities and developed mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation, dissemination and access to information about water and sanitation as well as hydrometeorological vulnerability, especially in poor populations from rural and suburban zones.
  • Strengthened institutional and citizen capabilities for risk prevention due to extreme hydrometeorological events taking into account environmental sustainability, gender and ethnic equity and recognition of the economic value of services.
  • Democratic governability and civic participation strengthened the formulation, management and implementation of water and sanitation policies within a fair and transparent framework.

Main Achievements

  • Development of Geographical Information Systems with information on the reliability, availability, and accessibility of water supply, in terms of quantity and quality, taking gender and ethnicity perspectives into account.
  • Construction and delivery of 4 models of healthy schools based on a methodology of human values.
  • Preparation of a Citizen Guide for men and women from selected states to learn about and participate in the water sector.

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