Roundtable at the peruvian parliament: Towards sustainable water governance


On October 19th, we are organising a roundtable on water governance at the Parliament of Peru. We can proudly say that we are efficiently mobilizing civil society and key decision-makers at the national level for a total rethinking of water management.

For this, we are co-convening a panel on approaches to strengthen a multisectoral vision in water management. The objective of this panel is to share various approaches, experiences and proposals that will strengthen the multisectoral nature of sustainable water management in Peru.

“Multisectorality” does not refer only to government (agriculture, drinking water, environment, etc.), but also to social sectors with an emphasis on the most vulnerable people, including the youth (social multisectorality) and the waterheads territory (territorial multisectorality).

Multisectoral approaches for water are rarely considered in developing countries, despite its effectiveness and replicability have been validated. Civil society organisations and citizens face difficulties to participate in decision-making processes that affects their access to water. Policies are governed by sectors, while water, by its physical nature, is not limited by administrative borders.

Mechanisms and incentives are required to strengthen the multisectoral approach to water management to make it more sustainable, efficient and fair in Peru. This event presents a collection of validated experiences in multisectoral management and explores how to incorporate similar processes in national public policy.


For this exchange at the Peruvian Parliament, we are thrilled to count on the presence of high-level actors:

The welcoming words will be presented by Congressman Juan Carlos Del Aguila, Member of the Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian People’s Commission on Environment and Ecology.

The panel participants are:

  • Congressman Wilbert Rozas, President of the Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian People’s Commission on Environment and Ecology.
    “The role of Congress in enhancing effectiveness in multisectoral water management”.
  • Andrés Alencastre, National Coordinator for Agua-C.
    “Civil society and communities in the management of water basins, an invisible sector in water management”.
  • Vladimir Arana, Programs manager, International Secretariat for Water, Montreal.
    “Water Infrastructure and Governance, Strengthening the Multisectorality of Water”.
  • Eleonora Silva, resident representative – CAF Latin America Development Bank.
    “Financial and multilateral sustainability to strengthen the multisectorality of water”.
  • Iván Lucich, surintendant at SUNASS
    “Multisectorality of water tariffs and their ecosystem services”.
  • Hugo Perea, vice-minister of economy.
    “The multisectorality of water in investment and public accounts”

Moderation: Carlos Loret de Mola de Lavalle.
Conclusions: Fanel Guevara Guillén, President of IPROGA.

For security reasons, registration are until October 17, 2018. Please transmit your full name and national ID number by e-mail at or phone 994 427 203.

For reasons of space in the José Abelardo Quiñones Room of the Legislative Palace, attendance will be limited. Please enter at least five minutes before the start of the event.

The event will be broadcast live on Digital TV Peru’s facebook page and IPROGA’s Youtube Channel.