Integrated management of water resources in water regulation. Challenges against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges, one of them is on the issue of water. Water management can no longer be addressed and resolved exclusively through the legal instruments provided only by water legislation, especially the Code, which manifests itself especially when it comes to implementing Integrated Management of Water Resources (IWRM). Thus, it will be the subject of this work, the identification of the central aspects of IWRM and its recognition; the general characterization of the unitary water regime in Chile with analysis of some particularities in specific areas; and the proposal of legal bases based on the current regulation to do IWRM based on three classes of relevant legal instruments: regional regulations, strategic environmental assessment, and environmental quality standards.