Technology for Sustainable Water Management

Reporting Organization:Change for Children
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 4,400,000
Timeframe: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Change for Children

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Nicaragua - $ 4,400,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (100 %)

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This project builds community governance of water resources in NW Nicaragua through the innovative use of technology. Tablets and a collective digital platform are used for capacity-building with 365 Community Water Committees, particularly women, to improve community management of water systems. The technology is also used to hold governments accountable for water access and services through information sharing, legal empowerment, and collective advocacy. The project also includes construction and rehabilitation of water systems in over 40 communities.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Total Direct Population: 120,000
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11 Municipalities working with Communities
365 Community Water Committees legalized and managing their water resources
40 Community water systems constructed or rehabilitated
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

1. 365 Community Water Committees legalized and managing their water resources, with at least 60% women in executive positions
2. 11 Municipalities, including 50% women elected and salaried, working with Communities to sustainably manage water supplies and services
3. 40 community water systems constructed or rehabilitated
4. 120,000 people with access to safe, sustainable water supply

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced equitable and inclusive participation in democratic decision-making processes related to water supply systems and sustainable water resources management, especially by women and marginalized groups, through the use of technology; ( 2) increased use of science and technology by people, especially women and marginalized groups, to hold governments to account for water supply needs and the sustainable management of water resources; and (3) increased responsiveness of public institutions to people’s, especially women and marginalized groups, need for sustainable water supply systems and management of water resources, through the use of technology.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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