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 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.
In Mexico there are 3,190 urban areas with more than 2,500 inhabitants, where 76.5% of the population live. It is important to highlight that there are 11 cities with over one million inhabitants: these cities host one in seven Mexicans. In general, these cities are more likely to obtain economic income from water because they have mostly stable pricing systems.
The main sources of water pollution in Mexico are originated in the garbage that is disposed to sewer systems, rivers and lakes, also in discharges from urban centers and industries in agricultural areas.