In Ecuador, the Water Secretariat and national government start a program named "Water and Sanitation for all" and will invest 2 billion dollars that will be focused on rural zones.
I think there is 2 challenges, the first one mentioned above, corruption in the water sector of Ecuador involves a lot of corruption cases (Odebrecht and more). The second, the national capabilities for supervision and control of adequate use of the money resources at local level. We have a lot of examples of investment in infrastructure that have never worked.
Hello, In Ecuador we are working together between environment ministry and water funds to get access to green climate fund and promote the conservation of water resources while contribute to reduce the deforestation in places named "water protection zones". Although water funds are not government institutions, their role in the protection of water resources is increasing in Latin America and we think that climate change mitigation and adaptation is completely related to water management, so the water funds are good multi stakeholders’ institutions to do that at the local level. The water funds are helping to protect the water resources for the biggest cities in Latin America so this linkage will help to ensure access water for millions of people while achieve the SDG6.