Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee
The Drinking Water and Sanitation Committees are a model for the management of local and community-based services. Its objectives are to manage drinking water independently through a system developed by the community, to meet the demand for water and improve the quality of this resource. The members of the Committee are elected by the users through elections controlled by an Electoral Committee which is designated by the General Assembly of Users.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a binding decision