Community Water Management in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges for Mexico

  •  Jorge Alejandro Silva Rodriguez de San Miguel    
  •  Mara Maricela Trujillo Flores    
  •  Fernando Lambarry Vilchis    
  •  Luis Arturo Rivas Tovar    
  •  Andrea Yolima Bernal Pedraza    


There are about 80 000 Community Water Boards (CWB) operating in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), showing that community management is an alternative to supply water and sanitation services, primarily in rural areas. In Mexico, this form of management is latent but has not been subject to a consolidated recognition. The descriptive documentary research analyzes community management models applied in LAC countries according to the categories described in the Triple–S Model (Sustainable Services at Scale), to interpret its structure according to the particularities of the different levels of government (local, regional and national) it is concluded with challenges and opportunities of a federal state, such as Mexico, for the implementation of community water management.

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