Improving access to water in rural communities

(Development Cooperation, water, planning, GIS, open-source Software, technology transfer)

iCarto has collaborated, together with the Cartographic Engineering Laboratory (CartoLab) of the University of A Coruña (UDC), in different projects in Central America to improve water governance and strengthen government institutions in access to drinking water, sanitation and sustainable water resources management.

In El Salvador through the NGO Engineering Without Borders Catalonia in the project “Improvement of water governance in El Salvador through institutional and citizen strengthening” (2011-2013) with funding from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and as a local partner the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewerage of El Salvador (ANDA).

In Honduras through the NGO Ingeniería Sin Fronteras Galicia in the projects “Strengthening of local capacities and community participation to improve access to the right to drinking water and sanitation through integrated water resource management in the 7 municipalities of the NASMAR association, phases I to III” (2012-2017) with funding from the Xunta de Galicia and as a local partner the NASMAR association.




  • Promoting governance and public water management
  • Strengthening capacities for comprehensive, effective and sustainable management of competent national and local governments
  • Consultancy and technological innovation
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Deevelopment a GIS desktop application (gvSIG Fonsagua)
  • Deployments in El Salvador and Honduras
  • 50% reduction of working time from the previous technology
  • Process automation
  • Water supply design 50% more efficient