Organizaciones de Usuarios de Agua de la Cuenca del Ri¢ Elqui
Morales, H. and R. Espinoza
The distribution of the water from the Elqui River is under the direct management of user organizations called ?Asociaciones de Canalistas.? Those who have received water allocations organize themselves into these ?Asociaciones de Canalistas,? which administer and coordinate the use of water among the users. The document discusses the existing irrigation infrastructure in the Elqui valley and describes the two main ?asociaciones? existing in basin, as well as the legal norms that define their existence.