February 1, 2006
It is difficult to generalise on the water problems of Latin American countries and their solutions. Problems could be similar, but the solutions may be different. This is because the countries are not homogeneous in terms of topography, climate, and social, cultural and environmental conditions. They are also at different stages of development, with differing political and economic realities. Management, technical and administrative capacities vary widely, as do their institutional arrangements, and legal and regulatory frameworks.