Sustainable financing and support of water resource management in Peru
As of: March 2019
Objective and activities
The project strengthens the adaptive capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities and the conservation of important ecosystems in Peru by establishing water management and long-term financing mechanisms. This is achieved through five main outputs: 1.) Establishment of “water councils” that take participatory decisions about water management schemes in defined watersheds and are supported by key actors; 2.) Establishment and/or strengthening of three water funds as sustainable financing bodies for adaptation measures; 3.) Implementation of adaptation measures, including ecosystem-based measures, through private-public investments; 4.) Implementation of awareness raising campaigns for more efficient water usage; 5.) Capacity building of communities in disaster prevention and management
State of implementation/results
- The project co-organized and participated in the 1st International Forum: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of Water Resources - Green Infrastructure Projects and Water Funds in Lima.
- 996 people from local governments, municipalities and peasant communities in Lima, Piura and Cusco were trained in climate change adaptation measures to improve their capacity to address climate change issues.