Lazos de Agua seminars, conferences and on-site and virtual events

March 11th - 2022

Colorado Wash Symposium 2022
Stories beyond numbers

Virtual session "Stories beyond numbers" where the mission of the foundation and the particular approach of Social Art for Behavior Change (SABC) applied to Lazos de Agua Program were shared, in which outcomes (increased WASH service to households and increased practice of important behaviors) and mid-term outcomes were measured globally, with particular focus on how community members were interviewed to measure the outcomes they believe took place in their lives from participation in SABC activities using the Sprockler tool.


The session was attended by:

  • Anna Zisa , Manager Evaluation, Monitoring, Research and Learning, One Drop Foundation

August 25th - 2021

SIWI World Water Week

The stories behind the numbers: the importance of monitoring

Virtual session "The stories behind the numbers" analyzed the importance of monitoring programs implemented from a systemic perspective, where evaluation is also a challenge due to multiple variables, .

In this session participated:

  • Ernenek Durán, Lazos de Agua Program director.
  • German Sturzenegger, water and sanitation specialist and leader at the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Sheila Torres, specialist in monitoring models at the Moisés Bertoni Foundation in Paraguay.
  • Raïsa Mirza, director of innovation and knowledge studies at the One Drop Foundation. 
  • Lorena Guillé-Laris, FEMSA Foundation director.

March 12th - 2021

Colorado WASH Symposium 2021

"Handwashing and social art, a response to covid-19."


The Quiche Program presented at the Colorado WASH Symposium the session "Handwashing from a Social Art for Behaviour Change (SABC) Approach - A response to covid-19".

Emilio Gómez, SABC consultant at the One Drop Foundation and former SABC coordinator of Lazos de Agua initiative in Guatemala, outlined some of the actions it implemented between 2015 and 2020 to mobilize communities around hand-washing with soap and water at key moments.

The social art processes have been timely to counteract covid-19, as they have laid the foundations in the communities to take on challenges such as those presented during the pandemic.

March 12th - 2021

Colorado WASH Symposium 2021

"Strengthening community Leaders of Change through social art in Mexico".


Cinthia Cornejo, coordinator of Guanajuato project, presented a poster on how this initiative mobilizes community leaders through the Social Art for Behavior Change approach, contributing to the adoption of healthy habits and the sustainability of access to water and sanitation services in rural populations in Guanajuato.

December 3rd - 2020

Facilitating Sustainable Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Rural Guatemala

On the occasion of Lazos de Agua initiative in Guatemala closing, we talked about key points for the execution of WASH projects and the successful implementation of the Quiché Program.

By sharing lessons learned and strategic actions, this webinar will address:

  • Before and now of communities participation.
  • Integration of implementation and sustainability models.
  • Coordination and participation of local authorities.
  • Behavior change through social art.
  • Integral operations and sustainability: access to water and use of non-conventional systems.

July 8th - 2020

Communicating good behaviours during pandemic times

The director of the Lazos de Agua Program along with experts from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Sesame Workshop, spoke about good water and hygiene behaviors during pandemic times from an academic, community and children's education approach in this seminar organized by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Ernenek Duran, director of the Lazos de Agua Program, described how Social Art for Behavior Change activities have been adapted in Lazos de Agua and showed two of the artistic creations developed with communities during the pandemic.

November 2019

Lab for Change

One Drop Lab for Change, a special edition of Lazos de Agua, took place in Mexico, where the Lazos de Agua Guanajuato Project is being developed. This project, aligned with the priorities of the state and national governments, and integrated into the state's rural water and sanitation program, will benefit 45.000 people.

A week working together to contribute to the fulfillment of SDG 6, focusing on increasing the sustainability of our projects and leveraging the Social Art for Behavior Change approach.

Partners from 13 projects on three continents, including the five Lazos de Agua initiatives, met in Mexico to strengthen the synergy between the Model A•B•C for Sustainability and their own models. 

This is an opportunity to learn more about the SABC approach, to take a critical look at our methods using concrete field experiences and to explore other innovative solutions to increase the sustainability of our projects.

A participatory learning experience in which Lazos de Agua implementation teams and other One Drop partners, (one of the Program founders), shared knowledge about creating effective solutions to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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