Diagnostic and Study of the Creation of a Regional Rural Water Supply

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This presentation does a diagnosis on the water management in the municipality of Guasca in Colombia and presents the guidelines for the establishment of a facility for the provision of a service that allows access to potable water non-dependent of the season, for all population and to allow sustainable exploitation of water resources.

Abstract

This papers makes a diagnosis on the water management in the municipality of Guasca and presents the guidelines for the establishment of a facility for the provision of a service that allows access to potable water non-dependent of the season, for all population and to allow sustainable exploitation of water resources. Aspects of diagnosis include social parameters, such as access to the population to water and perception of the problematic; political elements as the policies that actually exists and the compliance of them; economic considerations, such as the cost of performance of the service and environmental state of watersheds and water sources and projections. The model of the facility for the provision of water is approached by establishing the needs the system has to supply by aspects and rising to solutions from a theoretical contribution and best practices founded. First we consider the issues of uptake and distribution of water, and establishing the infrastructure needs by a technical study; the social element, where we study the actors and their interactions, and proposes an organization that promotes the creation of agreements to allow equal access to the resource and a financial study to establish parameters of the sources of funding and maintenance of the system.

Author(s): Lina María Bernal, Universidad de los Andes; María Catalina Ramírez, Universidad de los Andes

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