For sustainable, inclusive access to water.


Avina releases a public statement on water and access to sanitation services in Latin America.



Avina, CARE LAC, and Ecodes de España sign an alliance to strengthen community water management in Latin America. The first 3 listening forums are held (spaces for horizontal multisectoral dialogue in 3 countries that support the alliance’s strategy).


The First Latin American Meeting on Community Water Management is held in Samaipata, Bolivia, with the participation of OCSAS from 9 countries.


The document “Democratic Water Governance Models” is published, prefaced by Elinor Ostrom. The document outlines the conceptual and philosophical foundations on which Avina’s work in access to water is based, and explains the 3 models of Democratic Water Management.



Avina and its partners coin the terminology “OCSAS,” which is the Spanish acronym for “Community Organizations of Water and Sanitation Services.” A diagnostic instrument is designed to measure the management level of the OCSAS, which will later become a virtual tool called DOCSAS.


The Founding Assembly of CLOCSAS is held in Ecuador with representation from 14 countries in the framework of the Third Latin American Meeting on Community Water Management. The Unified Capacity Building Program for OCSAS, which includes 10 training modules, is launched to the public.



The +Agua (+Water) Initiative is created. Through the Initiative, companies invest in the restoration of water-related ecosystems and improve access to water for vulnerable communities in 3 countries. The Initiative increased its presence to 5 countries in 2015.


The IV Latin American Meeting of Community Water Management is held in Paraguay, and is inaugurated by Paraguay’s President Federico Franco.


Technological innovations in access to water are promoted through the Technology Fair held within the framework of the V Latin American Meeting of Community Water Management in San Carlos, Costa Rica.


The first South-South experience exchanges (with Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda) are carried out through the Global South Initiative.


A critical mass of 28 alliances is reached with 10 companies that invest in the common agenda of access to water in vulnerable communities, and in the restoration of key ecosystems for the protection of water resources.


Chile enacts the Law on Rural Sanitation Service, a project created and promoted by community leaders represented by the national federation of OCSAS, FENAPRU.

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