Latin America News - Governance

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February 9, 2016
Pure Water for the World, Inc. Appoints New Country Director for Haiti
“We are thrilled to have Mario as our head of country in Haiti and look forward to him applying his expertise and passion to advance our work there,” shares Carolyn Crowley Meub, PWW’s Executive Director. “Mario is committed to making a difference in the lives of fellow Haitians and driven to reaching more families and communities with safe water and sanitation solutions.”
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Managing water, combating climate change in Ecuador
Sergio Guzmán, 80 years old, is a farmer from Victoria del Portete, Ecuador, a parish of 5,000 that is surrounded by high mountains and filled with rivers and pastures. Sergio learned how to manage a farm at 14, but after lifetime of working this land, he’s recently seen the growing scarcity of water on the region.
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November 2015
Brazil Hosts Workshop on Transboundary Water Governance
The workshop gave an overview of international water legislation in South American countries; it looked at the management of transboundary aquifers, methodological proposals for analysis of international treaties and analysis of case studies.
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April 22, 2015
Participation: The Key to Water Governance in Glacier Regions
The new study suggests that effective stakeholder participation in water management and climate change requires organizational learning and social trust, as well as appropriate policy structures and levels of consensus among stakeholders.
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Technical vs. Grassroots Experts in Global Water and Forests Governance
Since the 2000s, facing the increasing globalization and commodification of common-pool resources, community-based organizations managing water and forests at the local level started to create transnational networks. Their main goal is to get direct representation in global governance arenas and to transform languages of expertise around governance norms and the scales at which they operate.