Currently, the increase of water demand, the effects of climate change, the growing awareness regarding environment, and a disarticulated management are negatively affecting hydric safety for users of the Rapel basin. The basin faces an importante challenge in matters of management of water resources, specially if the region seeks to consolidate itself as a agrifood power.

In this way, CSIRO Chile proposes an integrated water management in an anticipated way, in order to face water scarcity, the potencial growing of social conflict, the environmental deterioration of ecosystems, possible meaningful economic inefficiencies, and to improve the governance regarding water resources.