The Andes mountain
The Maipo watershed is located in the Andes mountain range and feeds the Santiago's Metropolitan Region's six million inhabitants with freshwater. © Paulo Petry/ TNC

Latin America Conservation Council

Provide food and water sustainably

Nourishing our World, Saving our Planet

 

CHALLENGE:

Latin America is rich in water, but it is unevenly distributed. Climate change is increasing risks of scarcity and flooding, and most cities lack inclusive governance platforms for managing water quantity and quality for people, nature, and development. 

SOLUTIONS:

Create Water Funds for the region’s largest cities, channeling public and private investment from downstream water users into sustainable, upstream watershed protection, with transparent governance to enhance water security [AT1] and resilience to climate change. 

KEY PARTNERS:

IDB, Femsa, Coca Cola, Pepsi, AB Inbev, Mexichem, regional coalitions, local operators, and governments authorities—particularly in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil.