Nicaragua - Study
STUDY TO PROVIDE INPUTS IN THE DEFINITION OF A TERRITORIAL WATER MANAGEMENT MODEL IN THE UPPER PART OF THE COCO RIVER BASINA
Coco River Basin
Upon request of the Government of Nicaragua, this study was conducted by Global Water Solidarity, in coordination with UNDP's Territorial Initiative in Nicaragua. The study aims to propose elements to define a model for territorial water management in the country, departing from a situation analysis in the upper part of the Coco River Basin, which can then be applied to the different territories of the country.
In the first place, the context of the study is presented, its objectives and the methodology undertaken. The following section presents in an introductory manner the country profile of Nicaragua and its water resources. Next, the legal and policy framework related to water and sanitation in Nicaragua is mapped, as well as an analysis of the institutions involved in water resources management and the roles they perform. The next part of the study is focused on the upper part of the Coco River Basin, presenting first a brief analysis of the challenges and existing gaps in relation to the population's access to drinking water and sanitation, to then present good management practices developed by different stakeholders around this Basin.
Based on this information the study proposes key elements to define a model for territorial water management in Nicaragua. The study finalizes with concrete proposals for action to face the encountered challenges.
The study is available in Spanish and English.