Latin American Water Funds Partnership

The partnership is a mechanism that allows to provide technical and financial assistance for the creation and strengthening of Water Funds. It provides support to local stakeholders to implement them, contributing to establish the management structure for each fund.

It also provides advice and technical expertise that can strengthen the operation of the funds, and also facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practices among Water Funds and other stakeholders.

Water Funds

Water Funds is an innovative model of long-term conservation that operates through investments that are focused on a single fund. The resources generated are assigned to preserve the essential lands above watersheds through conservation actions.

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Water Fund Colombia

The geographical location, the varied topography and the climate regime that characterizes the Colombian territory has determined that it possesses one of the largest water offers of the planet, but this offer is not distributed evenly throughout the country, and is subject to strong variations determining the availability of water resources.

The water wealth of the country is reflected in its extensive surface of fluvial networks that covers the country in favorable groundwater storage conditions, the existence of lentic water bodies and the presence of huge tracts of wetlands. The presence of high mountains, abundant rainfall, vast savannas and rainforests, along with its strategic location, characterize this national territory and determine the existence of ecosystems as valuable water potential and complex regulatory systems. However, this water potential is restricted in its use by a number of anthropogenic factors that have effects on the hydrological cycle and in particular in the water quality. It is also affected by the way it is used that is characterized as inadequate and inefficient.

Water Funds:

  • Agua Somos, Bogotá – Colombia, 2008
  • Agua por la Vida y la Sostenibilidad, Valle del Cauca – Colombia, 2010
  • Cuenca Verde, Fondo de Agua Medellín - Colombia 2013
24 Feb 2016
Madre Agua has the support of the Administrative Department of Environmental Management (DAGMA), the Corporación Autónoma Regional del Valle del Cauca (CVC), Parques Nacionales de Colombia (...
01 Sep 2014
OVERVIEW Cauca Valley is Colombia’s largest sugarcane producing region. Irrigation demands, combined with the needs of a growing population, of around 1.2 million living in five cities, have...
01 Sep 2014
OVERVIEW Bogota’s thirst for clean water has been growing for decades, in lock step with its population, now at more than 7 million. Most of Bogota’s water originates high above the city in...
29 Aug 2014
OVERVIEW The Medellín and Valle de Aburrá Water Fund is a long term financial mechanism with the objective of  developing a conservation and sustainable natural resource use program for the...


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