Fundación Natura Bolívia
Simultaneous mitigation, adaption and development by and for local communities. Watershared consists of more than 125 municipal and regional governments across the Andes that are protecting their upstream water sources by conserving their forests, using three complementary mechanisms: Municipal Water Funds, new local institutions to finance watershed management; Reciprocal Watershared Agreements, reciprocity-based incentive programs for private and community conservation and Protected Area Creation, the locally-managed protection of upstream water factories. The Watershared goal is that by 2025 one quarter of Colombian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Bolivian forests important for providing safe drinking water, irrigating crops and producing hydropower are protected by their local residents.
Maria Teresa Vargas Rios