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Research & Development Network

RID-OLAS is a mechanism of the Latin American and the Caribbean Observatory for Water and Sanitation that seeks to promote and facilitate the collaboration between researchers from universities, R&D centers, NGOs and Think Tanks in order to strengthen applied research, promote scientific dissemination and the formulation of public policies based on science around the advancement of the SDGs in water and sanitation in the region.

R & D Network

The Network has the support and commitment of public and private, national and international entities, which will make it possible to link the scientific and academic production of the members with the knowledge needs of the water and sanitation sector (W&S) in the Latin American and the Caribbean region (LAC). Members will have the opportunity to join the OLAS community and actively contribute with solutions to the challenges in W&S.



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Training and Knowledge

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Academic Programs in Water and Sanitation

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Especialización en Economía y Manejo del Agua

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Train specialists in the field of water economics and management, whose knowledge and skills allow them to identify specific water problems and propose measures that contribute to sustainable solutions, from a multidisciplinary approach based on an economic vision.


Continuing Education Certificate in Water Management and Regulation

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The Continuing Education Certificate in Water Management and Regulation constitutes a meeting point to analyze and understand water, through a joint and systemic vision of various disciplines. This, in order to build and apply adequate responses to water challenges, gathering the main and most up-to-date guidelines of those areas of knowledge that are considered essential for the correct use, management, distribution and regulation of water.


Master's Degree in Public Services Regulation and Infraestructure Management

Universidad del Pacífico

Aware of the importance of the joint participation of the State and the private sector in the development of public services and, in particular, the provision of infrastructures, the Graduate School of the Universidad del Pacifico and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia offer a double certification: the Master’s Degree in Public Services Regulation from the Universidad del Pacífico and the Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.


Bachelor of Water Science and Management

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

The profile of the graduate in Water Management and Sciences trained in the Academic Department of Earth Sciences of the UABCS, whose program is based on competencies, includes a solid and extensive training in interdisciplinary foundations in their field, with an orientation towards problem solving that allows you to consciously fulfill your role within society.


We seek to articulate academia and governments for the exchange of knowledge and the development of research related to water and sanitation topics in the Latin American and Caribbean region within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Meet the institutions that are part of the network. *Agreement in process.