New Ministry Of Water For Chile

Addressing Scarcity At Highest Government Levels

6 Apr 2021 by Local Press Report

The government of Chile has sent a bill to the country's congress that will transform an existing Public Works Ministry into a new Public Works and Water Resources Ministry that will oversee and coordinate the 43 institutions in Chile that deal with water.

Belatedly for many water rights advocates, the government is trying to improve oversight of a highly privatised water system. Broader unrest among Chileans over inequalities, the worst drought in more than a decade and climate change are combining to make water a key topic in the process to draft a new constitution. In parallel, lawmakers are debating changes to water regulations.

Source: Bloomberg Green

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