Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Washington D.C., USA
Rural water and sanitation services are lagging behind in Latin America, and present larger challenges to provide service to those harder to reach. Different initiatives to close the gap and support governments to deliver quality services to these areas will be presented by CLOCSAS, the Latin-American confederation of community-based water and sanitation entities. From initiatives that innovate technically to deliver water and sanitation to rural disperse families, to technical assistance provided by community-based associations, the practicalities on the ground on how to overcome challenges in rural areas and achieve universal coverage of sustained services will be discussed in this side events.
Telma Rocha (Avina Foundation, Brazil)
Rolando Marín (CLOCSAS, Costa Rica)
Julia Verónica Collado Alarcón (Vice Ministry of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation, Bolivia)
José Francisco Toruño (COSUDE, Nicaragua)
Belisario Chimborazo (Mayor of the Cañar Canton, Ecuador) Yamileth Astorga Espileta (AyA, Costa Rica)