Recently, Chile's General Directorate of Water (DGA) has showed a keen interest in ensuring an integrated approach to water management, reflected in its 2005 document IWRM and Several Experiences of Organisations of Water Users and the most recent 2011 report: Chile – Diagnosis of Water Resources Management.
GWP Chile has closely supported DGA, for example by coorganising, with the Gabriela Mistral University, the seminar Towards IWRM in Santiago in December. Around 50 people participated, including lawyers, engineers, geographers, agronomists and university students. The seminar provided a neutral space for dialogue between representatives of government, the private sector and civil society, from both inside and outside the 'water box'. It enabled brainstorming of proposals for the next stage proposed by DGA – the formulation of short- and long-term measures to tackle the problems and challenges identified in the diagnosis.