World Water Day March on Honduran Highway
Recently, the water committees, schools, local authorities, and other community organizations in the Honduran municipalities of San Antonio de Cortés and El Negrito celebrated World Water Day . In support of the Day and in demonstration of their concern about the use of the local water resources – including the prohibition of mining projects in water producing zones, a ban on planting African Palm trees in water recharge zones, and the creation of a deforestation ban in the municipality’s main town – more than 10,000 people in El Negrito marched for almost two hours on one of the most heavily used Honduran highways. As a large supporter of local water resource management, the municipal government plans to present these concerns to the National Congress of Honduras.
Looking forward, Water For People continues to build a relationship with the Association of Municipalities of CRA, which serves as an association of local governments, in order to create local institutional capacity intended to provide ongoing technical support to the district of Chinda. In Honduras, Water for People will also begin to focus on creating models for water and sanitation services specifically in rural dispersed areas . The goal of this will be to create guidelines for water and sanitation interventions in rural areas that encompass the most dispersed populations, based on the systemization of existing experiences and lessons learned from piloting alternative technologies. This will provide Water For People with the opportunity to investigate and share solutions, which will not only impact Honduras, but other Latin American countries, as well.
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