The Water Funds are mechanisms of collective action that allow to combine and direct resources towards long-term conservation efforts. They develop governance models, bringing together key players in water management.
To date, we have joined the efforts of more than 200 organizations to contribute to the region's water security. This has allowed us to implement conservation actions on a larger scale in priority watersheds of Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and the Dominican Republic.
We had the presence of senior executives from the institutions that are members of the Partnership: Carlos Salazar, Chief Executive Officer of FEMSA and member of the Board of FEMSA Foundation; Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the IDB; and Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
With President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and Carlos Vives as witnesses of honor, the present directors and Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), signed a commitment to strengthen work during the second phase of the Partnership, expanding its focus to work for the water security of cities through green infrastructure.
As part of its inter-institutional collaboration efforts, in 2016, the FAMM established a cooperation agreement with the Government of the State of Nuevo León to support the development of the 2050 Water Plan.
The FAMM built and coordinated a multidisciplinary team working closely together with the NED (Strategic Decisions Hub), consultants and specialized institutions to analyze thousands of possible scenarios. In this way, it was possible to design a portfolio of solutions to boost the water security of the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey.
During 2016, the FAMM continued with conservation activities in the San Juan river watershed in coordination with organizations such as TNC and Pronatura Noreste, impacting 2,001 hectares.
Through Resilient CDMX, which counts with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, comprehensive solutions will be implemented to address the challenges generated by globalization, urbanization and climate change, as well as their social and economic impacts.