Water Funds PCJ y Alto Tete, São Paulo - Fondos de Agua


In the São Paulo Water Funds, both in the PCJ and in the Alto Tiête Watersheds, one of the objectives is to scale up the concept of Water Producer to assure large scale conservation and restoration of the natural vegetation cover trought payment for ecosystem services.


The population and sectors served include 22.1 million residents in 39 municipalities; beverage bottling; pulp and paper; cosmetics and health; urban, rural and varied industrial sectors.

Start date: 2005
Ongoing?: YES
Cities: Greater Sao Paulo metropolitan area
Countries: Brazil
Lat: 23° 32′ 0″ S
Long: 46° 37′ 0″ W

Contact Name: Samuel Barreto
Phone: 55-41-2111-8757
Email: fondosdeagua@tnc.org


  • Forest conservation
  • Restoration and reforestation of the areas prioritized by the project
  • Support  of new productive investment
  • Environmental education
  • Increase of social participation and institutional management
  • Research
  • Community training
  • Climate change adaptation

River basin Piracicaba, Capivari, Jundiaí, y el Alto Tiête


  • The Secretary of the Environment of the State of Sao Paulo
  • Anheuser-Busch Inbev
  • Caterpillar Foundation
  • Dow Chemical Foundation
  • FEMSA Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • The National Water Agency of Brazil
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Sabesp
  • Sao Paulo State Environmental Agency
  • Watershed Committees
  • 3M Foundation