Legal Assessment Tool on Water Governance (LAGO) as dialogue instrument in El Salvador

On June 13th and 14th, 2016 a course on Water Governance in a National Context was held with approximately thirty representatives of the private sector to strengthen the dialogue on appropriate legal instruments for good water governance, provide technical inputs to strengthen capacities in water management in the national context, learn about good practices on water laws of other countries and discuss El Salvador´s Water Bill.

Agua en El Salvador

In the context of analysis and discussion of the Water Bill in El Salvador, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) with the support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) applied the Legal Assessment Tool on Water Governance (LAGO) as a dialogue instrument with the private sector.

On June 13th and 14th, 2016 a course on Water Governance in a National Context was held with approximately thirty representatives of the private sector to strengthen the dialogue on appropriate legal instruments for good water governance, provide technical inputs to strengthen capacities in water management in the national context, learn about good practices on water laws of other countries and discuss El Salvador´s Water Bill.

The cornerstone of the course was the application by the participants of the Legal Assessment Tool on Water Governance (LAGO). It was elaborated by IUCN´s Environmental Law Center as an indicative questionnaire to guide the user on the different aspects of water governance.

With this exercise, participants gained a better notion of ​​the characteristics of the water governance regime in El Salvador, and obtained technical criteria on the strengths and weaknesses in legislation, policy and institutions. This was an input for the discussion on the adoption of El Salvador´s Water Law.

The activity was organized under Project BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). For further information contact: [email protected]

 

 

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