Water Law , Penal and Monetary Code were the most debated in the first semester of Assembly

According to information the National Assembly publicly offers, six of the 22 laws that would be addressed in 2014 have been published in the Official Register. On this list are missing the Law on Water Resources, Use and Development of Water-already effective- and the Organic...

The Only Water Authority will have three responsable entities

On July 31, the plenary of the National Assembly acquiesced to the Organic Law on Water Resources, which states that the Single Water Authority will be responsible for the steering role and management. Silvia Villacís, Coordinator of Planning and Management of the National Water...

Executive objects 10 items on the Water Law

The Executive objected 10 items _ of the Water Law, adopted by the official majority party in the National Assembly, according to Legislative information. The President, Rafael Correa, in the statement of reasons poses modification of Articles 7, 18, 23, 97, 105, 107, 108, 143,...

Rafael Correa sympathizers groups supported Water Law

Dozens of social groups, indigenous and political parties as Avanza yesterday morning gathered outside the Government Palace to express their support for the Water Law. With the presence of several officials of the National Assembly and Ministers of State, President Rafael Correa...

Indigenous march of 12 days against the Water Law concludes

Yesterday, July 1, concluded the indigenous march against the Water Law in Quito. The walk began twelve days ago in El Pangui (Zamora Chinchipe) and ended in the extreme south of the Ecuadorian capital until El Arbolito park, located just two blocks away from the National...

Indigenous march continues towards Azogues

The march against the Water Law, organized by indigenous groups, walked yesterday through Cuenca and plans to reach Azogues today. This fourth day of walking has been carried out with rituals, dances and music.  Humberto Cordero, the Governor of Azuay, said that among the...

Water Law was approved in the Constituent Assembly of Ecuador

The Water Law was approved in the National Assembly with 103 votes in favor, 21 against and 6 abstentions. At 12h15 the President of the Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira closed the intervention of the second debate and initiated the vote. The Assemblyman Miguel Carvaj...

Assembly shall vote for final draft Water Law

Today from 9:30 the Organic Law of Water Resources, Uses and Applications of Water will be considered in the National Assembly for a final vote. The General Secretary of the Assembly summoned the Plenary to continue the second debate of the project. But although the convening...