Salazar , B. / Rivera N. Equity in water governance : essential to avoid conflicts.
Posted by CEPES in : The Agrarian Journal 154, August 2013 , Peru .
The ongoing conflict and inequity remain the main elements that characterize the management of water resources that is done in Peru . The low participation of the population, mainly farmers and rural communities in the management of watersheds occurs even though there is a state policy on water resources and also the Water Resources Act , in force since 2009. However, water conflicts are still increasing and intensifying in the country.
The ongoing conflict and inequity remain the main elements that characterize the management of water resources is done in our country. The little or no participation of the population , mainly family farmers and rural communities in the management of watersheds is despite the fact that there are rules and policies that are supposed to promote participatory vision on water. For example , this view is embodied in the policy number 33 of the National Agreement of the State Policy on Water Resources and the Water Resources Act -Law 29338 , in force since 2009. However, water conflicts are still increasing and sharpening in our country.
This article reviews three current cases that may give light on the factors that explain this situation: The exclusion of Huancavelican , Majes Siguas II marginalizes the cusquenios, Major institutions in water management .
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– ” The basin has not been cut in two ” Carlos Pereyra , coordinator of the Department of Conservation of Water Resources of the National Water Authority – ANA .
– ” Majes Siguas II will reduce the flow of rivers ” Florentino Huanque , Regional Director of the Regional Government of Cusco.
– ” We are an integrated basin ” . José Carlos Falconi Sandoval, Agronomist.
– “There is no exclusion of huancavelicanos ” Luis Oliva Prada , former board member of the Special Project Caracocha Tambo PETACC