After the Chamber of Deputies passed the draft bill for the amendment of the Water Code, the discussion in Senate began in November 2016, where it was being analyzed in the Water Resources, Desertification and Drought Committee (“WRDDC”)

On April 12, 2017, the Bachelet Government as along with the WRDDC submitted modifications to the draft bill. On May 2, 2017, the WRDDC approved the main ideas of the draft bill and later, it voted every previously submitted modification.

Currently, the draft bill is being discussed in the Agriculture Committee of the Senate.