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New push for water law reform in Costa Rica. Past efforts to reform outdated 1942 measure have founded in legislature

Friday, September 9, 2011


Time for Change: Costa Rica’s Water Law is 69 years old. Past efforts to modernize the law have stalled in the Legislative Assembly.

In 1942, the Water Law helped Costa Rica become a pioneer in water management. But today, the law is one of the country’s main obstacles for better managing and protecting its resources.

In recent years, the need to overhaul water management policy has been drawing attention. In 2009, the National Alliance for the Defense of Water, a coalition of citizens and agencies, presented lawmakers a bill for “integrated” water resources management.

Original source: Tico Times