Rodrigo de la O

Since 2004 he settled in the coastal area of South Maule, in the seventh region of Chile (Maule). Director of The Maule Itata Coastkeeper Program, first Waterkeeper member in Chile (2009), founder of the citizen movement Acción Ciudadana Pro Maule Costero (2007) fighting against a Coal Power Plant Project in central coast of Chile ( and collaborator in the creation of new Waterkeeper programs.

Publicist and designer by profession, he has specialized in local environmental management and positioning the concept of integration of the territory in local processes of environmental certification and disseminating the impacts associated with forest industries as well as advising local communities affected.

At the regional level to strengthen the Latino network of member organizations it has been one of its challenges, as well as the consolidation of the image of the alliance in Latin America. Latin American representative in the Waterkeeper Council since June 2015.

He currently chairs the Regional Table on the Environment and Habitability in the South Maule coast and proposing the need for indicators involving land use and environmental variables updated. It develops its activities permanently campaigning, water monitoring, environmental education in local schools and community outreach.