Associated Institutions

Universidad Católica Boliviana, Maestrías para el Desarrollo, La Paz (Bolivia)

Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU),University of Greenwich United Kingdom)

GDR 2524 Groupement de Recherche du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), "Rés-EAU-Ville"- Eau, Ville et Territoire (France)

Department of Geography, University of British Columbia Canada)

 Latin American Centre for Social Ecology (CLAES) (Uruguay)

Bariloche Foundation, Life Quality Programme (Argentina)

Instituto Terciario de Ciencias Empresariales (FENTOS) Argentina)

Departamento Municipal de Água e Esgotos (DMAE) (Municipal Water and Sanitation Department), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)

Ministério das Cidades, Secretaria Nacional de Saneamiento Ambiental (Ministry of Cities, National Secretary of Environmental Sanitation) Brazil)

Associação Nacional dos Serviços Municipais de Saneamiento (ASSEMAE) (National Association of Municipal Sanitation Services) Brazil)

Secretaria de Saneamiento (Secretary of Sanitation), Prefeitura do Recife, Recife, Pernanbuco, Brazil)

Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS) Uruguay Branch, Montevideo, Uruguay.

International Institute for Law and the Environment Madrid, Spain.

Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security Oakland, Ca., USA.)

Public Citizen, International Water Working Group and U.S. Water for All Campaign Washington DC, USA.)

Unión de Usuarios y Consumidores (Union of Users and Consumers) Buenos Aires, Argentina.)

Sindicato Obras Sanitarias de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Sanitation Works Union, Province of Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina.)

Programa Agua, Medio Ambiente y Sociedad (Programme Water, Environment, and Society), El Colegio de México, Mexico City.)

Consejo Consultivo del Agua (Water Consultative Council), Mexico City.)

Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento de México A.C. (ANEAS) (National Association of Water and Sanitation Companies of Mexico), Mexico City.)

Subsecretaría de Fomento y Normatividad Ambiental, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), Mexico City.)

Programa Universitario para Estudios de la Ciudad (PUEC) (University Programme for City Studies, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)., Mexico City.)

Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.)

Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City.)

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, UK.)

Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.)

Ecological Economics Group, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.)

Development Research Institute, University of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands.)

New Water Culture Foundation, Zaragoza, Spain.)

Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain.)

OXFAM., Oxford, UK.)

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Universidad Católica Boliviana, Maestrías para el Desarrollo, La Paz, Bolivia.

The Master Programmes in Development (MpD), is a department jointly established between the Bolivian Catholic University and the Harvard Institute for International Development. MpD is oriented at the formation and training of cadres for public and private management in Latin America, with especial focus on Bolivia. The main goal of the programme is to foster the efficiency of the state apparatus enabling it to consolidate the democratic process in the country, sustain economic growth, perform an efficient regulatory role over private agents, and reduce the increasing social inequality. Enhancing public management is a central concern in the MpD’s teaching and research programmes.  

The department also has two publications, which are very useful vehicles for academic debate and diffusion of research findings. Leviatán, journal dedicated to public policy analysis, and Alta Gerencia, a journal targeted to managers and decision makers.

Principal researchers involved in this project:

Dr Manuel Gonzalo Chávez Alvarez



Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.

PSIRU monitors privatisation in utilities and public services worldwide, with the results published in their web site, and specialises in water, energy and healthcare.

Principal contact:

Mr David Hall



GDR 2524 Groupement de Recherche du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), "Rés-EAU-Ville"- Eau, Ville et Territoire.

28 Rue Saint Guillaume

75007 Paris

tel : (33 1) 44 39 86 87

Principal contact:

Arq. Graciela Schneier-Madanes



Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

The Department of Geography at UBC is one of the largest departments in Canada, and offers courses in a wide range of geographical specializations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (MA, MSc and PhD). Specializations extend from postcolonial perspectives to process-oriented scientific inquiry including GIS for spatial analysis and modelling. Research themes of relevance to the PRINWASS project include hydrology, geomorphology, environmental history of river basins, sustainable development of river basins, and globalization and third world cities. It has a permanent research and teaching staff of 27, divided fairly even between physical and human geography.

Principal contact:

Dr Karen Bakker



Latin American Centre for Social Ecology (CLAES), United Kingdom.

CLAES is an independent NGO dedicated to research, action and promotion in the field of social ecology, based in Uruguay.

Principal contact:

Dr José da Cruz



Bariloche Foundation, Life Quality Programme.

Principal contacts:

Dr Carlos Alberto Abaleron

Mr Gabriel Sorá



Instituto Terciario de Ciencias Empresariales (FENTOS).

Principal contacts:

Dr Oscar Moreno



Departamento Municipal De Água E Esgotos (DMAE) (Municipal Water and Sanitation Department), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Principal contact: Head Director

Eng Carlos Atílio Todeschini



Ministério das Cidades, Secretaria Nacional de Saneamiento Ambiental (Ministry of Cities, National Secretary of Environmental Sanitation), Brazil.

Principal contact: National Secretary

Eng. Abelardo de Oliveira Filho.



Associação Nacional dos Serviços Municipais de Saneamiento (ASSEMAE) (National Association of Municipal Sanitation Services), Brazil.

Principal contact: President

Antônio da Costa Miranda Neto.



Secretaria de Saneamiento (Secretary of Sanitation), Prefeitura do Recife, Recife, Pernanbuco, Brazil.

Principal contacts:

Secretario: Antônio da Costa Miranda Neto.
General Director of Inter-sector and Community Links: Hermelinda Rocha.


Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS), Uruguay Branch, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Principal contacts:

Secretary: Eng. Daniel Greif.


International Institute for Law and the Environment, Madrid, Spain.

Principal contacts:

President: Dr. Ana Barreira.


Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, Oakland, Ca., USA.

Principal contacts:

Principal Economist and Engineer: Dr. Gary Wolff.


Public Citizen, International Water Working Group and U.S. Water for All Campaign, Washington DC, USA.

Principal contacts:

Contact person: Dr. Sara Grusky.


Unión de Usuarios y Consumidores (Union of Users and Consumers)

Paraná 326 - 9th, Office 34

1017 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact person: Lic Américo García.


Sindicato Obras Sanitarias de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Sanitation Works Union, Province of Buenos Aires)

Calle 48, 319

1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact person: DirectorMr. Guillermo Tomás Amorebieta y Vera.


Programa Agua, Medio Ambiente y Sociedad (Programme Water, Environment, and Society), El Colegio de México

Contact person: Dr. Fernando Tudela.


Consejo Consultivo del Agua (Water Consultative Council),

Campos Elíseos 400, 19th,

Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec, 11000 Mexico City.

Contact: Secretary.

Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento de México A.C. (ANEAS) (National Association of Water and Sanitation Companies of Mexico), Mexico City

Contact person: Dr. Fernando Tudela.


Subsecretaría de Fomento y Normatividad Ambiental, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), (Under-secretary of Development and Environmental Regulation, Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources

Contact person: Co-ordinator of Advisors, Lic. Linda Peña-Alfaro G.


Programa Universitario para Estudios de la Ciudad (PUEC) (University Programme for City Studies, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City.

Contact person: Director Dr Manuel Perló Cohen.


Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Contact person: Dr Jean Shaoul.


Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City.

Contact person: Dr Joel Carrillo Rivera.


School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact person: Dr Thomas P Curtis.


Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Contact person: Prof. Léo Heller.


Ecological Economics Group, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

Contact person: Prof. Joan Martinez Allier.


Development Research Institute, University of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Contact person: Dr. Roldan Muradian.


New Water Culture Foundation, Zaragoza, Spain.

Contact person: Dr. María Luisa Feijóo Bello.


Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

Contact person: Dr. Daniel Díaz Fuentes.


OXFAM Oxford, UK. Oxfam has long-standing expertise in water-related emergency and development aid in less developed countries.

Contact person: Public Health Advisor Eng. Tim Forster.


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