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Feb 03 2014
Supplied or written by Platform for public community partnerships in Americas (PAPC)

Successful experiments involving new types of support and cooperation in water management are underway in Latin America. This happens through public-community agreements and within the framework of Platform for public community partnerships in Americas (PAPC) by creating spaces of exchange. Different stakeholders or parties can share their technical, administrative, technological knowledge and experience and thereby mutually enrich and strengthen their work. These public-community agreements are strictly non-profit.

PAPC has produced video 'All of One and One for All’ to highlight partnerships among water committee (community water operator in Bolivia) and community organizations (San Miguel Km 4 water committee and Habitat for Women in the Auxilidadora Community).

All for One for all and all for one shows how women from one of the poorest neighborhoods of the less provided area of Cochabamba (Bolivia), have organized around water management issues: they built a safe territory where an organized effort allows everyone to self-manage the acquisition and distribution of water and of sewer services.  This is a video on strength, solidarity, determination and cooperation among neighbors and water committees, both sectors forgotten by State and local governments.

Spanish with English subtitle (23 mins)

Platform for public community partnerships in Americas (PAPC) is an association of social and labor organizations, public institutions, public utilities and community water systems that works toward the defense and strengthening of public and community water management to preclude the privatization and commercialization of water. Born under the Red VIDA (Inter-American Network for the Defense of the Right to Water) mandate, the PAPC is promoting agreements of cooperation between public and community water systems in the Americas.

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