Since it was founded in 2009, the Platform for Community Partnerships of the Americas (PAPC) has been working to promote and defend access to and supply of water as a common good and a fundamental human right. As a part of this work, the PAPC convened the Horizons of Community Water Management Meeting in Medellin, Colombia in 2019. To give continuity to the problems addressed in first meeting, the PAPC will hold a second Horizons of Public and Community Water Management meeting in Popayán, Colombia from September 25-27, 2023. 

Recognizing the alternatives that we have been building through our work—Blue Communities in Latin America, public-community partnerships and those between community organizations themselves and social organizations and unions—the impacts of public policies, citizens’ legislative initiatives and constitutional developments deserve comparative analysis and exchange that enriches the alternatives that we deploy.

Horizons of Public and Community Water Management is presented as an opportunity to facilitate a dialogue between water movements and organizations that have historically focused on the dimension of public water management with networks and communities that build and defend community water management in their daily lives.  

The presence of an international delegation will also represent significant support for the advocacy process of the National Network of Community Aqueducts of Colombia around the bill to recognize community water management currently before the Colombian Congress and will strengthen ties between organizational processes of community water management in Latin America and around the world.

More information coming soon!

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