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Sustainable Development and
Environmental Health

Basic Sanitation

Quality and Drinking Water Supply
It has as a main purpose carrying out actions that tend to diminish the rates of morbidity and mortality due to waterborne diseases, in order to improve the quality of the water that the inhabitants of the Region consume.
The treatment of greater number of domestic wastewater generated by the cities and the recovery of a greater number of effluents feasibly and safe will be a challenge of utmost importance ecological, social and economic for Latin America in the next decades.
Solid Waste Management
The central objective of the program is to expand and to carry out the proper management of the urban solid waste in order to minimize its impact to the environment and to the public health.

Quality Water


Drinking Water


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