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Water Funds

In 2011, the Latin American Water Fund Partnership emerged as a joint effort between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), FEMSA Foundation, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Nature Conservancy.

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION

Water Funds are governance mechanisms and resource channels that seek to entail the private sector, public sector and academia to join efforts to contribuite in achieving water security in the region.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

  • socios-estrategicos

Inter-American Development Bank, Global Environment Facility, the Nature Conservancy and International Climate Initiative.

Location: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Dominican Republic.

Duration: 2011- to date

+200
united organizations
+120
million dollars leveraged
+195K
hectáreas impactadas positivamente
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A NEW APPROACH

Water security is a broad concept that entails a comprehensive view on water management that balances protection and its use.

Society achieves water security when it successfully manages its water resources to:

  • Satisfy domestic water and sanitation needs in all communities;
  • Support and promote productive economies such as agriculture, industrial and energetic;
  • Develop vibrant and habitable cities and towns;
  • Reestablish healthy rivers and ecosystems;
  • Build resilient communities that can adapt to change.

IN THE WORDS OF...

“Mexico City strives to become more resilient. This strategy encompasses key steps to achieve that goal.”
Dr. Arnoldo Matus Kramer, Resilience Director of Mexico City
“The Latin American Water Fund Partnership has created the conditions to ease joint work between different actors through the Water Funds model; they’re so much more than a simple financial instrument because they are effective governance and management tools.”
Sergio I. Campos G., Head of Water and Sanitation Division, Inter-American Development Bank
“This event (3rd Biennal Water Funds) gives me the impression of being a small lab of what the world’s water management should be.”
Raisa Banfield, Mayor, Panama City

WATER FOR THE FUTURE

We work with Coca-Cola FEMSA and the Latin American Water Fund Partnership since 2014 to achieve the goal of the Replenish Global Initiative: to be water neutral by 2020.

Our objective, besides treating and resupplying utilized water in the production of bottled water, is to contribute to the health of the watersheds so they can offer the resource. In order to achieve this, we strengthen existing Funds and drive the creation of new funds in areas where we operate.

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Río de Janeiro. Fotografía: The Nature Conservancy

IMPACT

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