CuencaVerde - Medellin Water Fund - Fondos de Agua

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 basins that supply the reservoirs for Medellín and Valle de Aburrá. It intends to contribute in solving the most serious problems identified in the basins according to the diagnose made with EPM experts, environmental authorities and a few universities.

OUTCOME / BENEFICIARIES

This project will benefit the population of Medellín, approximately 2.700.000 people, and more than 35,000 inhabitants of the supplier basins.

  • Start date: October 2013
  • Ongoing?: yes
  • Cities: Medellin
  • Countries: Colombia
  • Lat: 6° 17′ 29″ N
  • Long: 75° 32′ 10″ W

ACTION AREAS

Ecosystem recovery and restoration; implementation of sustainable production practices; conservation and management of biodiversity and water resources; education, training and communication; applied monitoring and investigation.

River Basin the Riogrande II and La Fe reservoirs are considered as strategic to the water supply of the Valle de Aburrá

PROJECT PARTNERS

  • Municipio de Medellín
  • EPM
  • Cornare
  • Grupo Nutresa
  • Postobón
  • Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá
  • Coca-Cola–FEMSA
  • Alianza Latinoamericana de Fondos de Agua, conformada por The Nature Conservancy (TNC), el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), la Fundación FEMSA y el Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (FMAM).
  • Igualmente cuenta con el apoyo del Grupo Familia en calidad de donante.

COMMUNICATION MATERIALS

Brochure Cuenca Verde