Region: Latin America and Caribbean
Country: Global / Non-Specific
Sectors: Water and Sanitation
A case study of four barrios (neighborhoods) in Buenos Aires, Argentina where the initial water concession from the local government to Aguas de Argentina -the private utility- did not provide enough coverage and was leaving the poor out from the area of service. However, water access and sanitation services improved significantly for citizens including the urban poor in an informal settlement.
The improvement was an outcome of renegotiating contractual terms and the strong participation of the community, the government, and the private utility.
Updated: March 31, 2021