Mexico’s new government is giving priority to human rights to water and sanitation in the new National Development Plan. The National Water Program (PNH) 2019-2024 is the guiding document of the water policy in Mexico, and is a special program derived from the National Development Plan (PND) It reflects the objectives, strategies and lines of action for future public policies. 

CONAGUA has invited WaterLex to advise on the new water legislation in Mexico, including el Programa Nacional Hídrico (PNH) and el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo (PND), and to develop indicators that will be used to monitor the realisation of SDG 6 and the human rights to water and sanitation.

Phase 1 (the review of the national laws and plans) is to be completed in the next month, and the human rights-based indicators will be used to help in monitoring their implementation and dissemination in the regions.

Such indicators are critical for supporting governments to measure progress against the SDGs and for integrating changes in policy across the different states such that human rights can be realised. The global target indicators that are included in SDG 6 provide a target goal, and these national level targeted indicators are extremely helpful for tangibly realising the improved access to water and sanitation for marginalised people.

Working tables with sectors related to water and sanitation work on the National Water Plan for Mexico, presentation from Géraldine Gené, Legal Advisor from WaterLex

Working group from bilateral donors and financial institutions for the construction of the PNH