Climate change, Amazon, and water resources management

Risk management and use from glacier water: Glaciers+

07/09/2015 - 31/12/2019


Lugar de intervención:
Ancash, Cusco, Lima


Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Aliados estratégicos

Ministry of the Environment; National Water Authority (Autoridad Nacional del Agua - ANA); Ministry of Economy and Finance; National Center for Estimation, Prevention and Reduction of Disaster Risk (Centro Nacional de Estimación, Prevención y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres - Cenepred); GORE Ancash; GORE Cusco and GORE Lima.

Objetivo del proyecto

Build and strengthen capacities to adapt to climate change and reduce the risks associated with glaciers. In addition, ensure sustainability and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the phenomenon of glacier retreat.

Grupo de impacto

Communal residents of the Chicon sub-basin, the community of Pitumarca and residents of the Nor Yauyos Cocha Landscape Reserve, Cañete.

Fortalecimiento de la sociedad civil

Participation in the international event on glaciers and mountain ecosystems that was held in Cusco, through which information, studies and research were disseminated to civil society and spaces were opened where they could participate more actively with the exhibitors.

Likewise, at the COP 25 event, alliances with indigenous organizations were promoted and presentations were supported at the thematic tables, which were led by Amazonian leaders.

Modelos efectivos

The involvement, from the beginning, of all the actors that are part of the project to promote ownership, awareness and continuity of the actions implemented.


  • Inter-institutional coordination is extremely important, especially in areas where there are different private and public initiatives and the different levels of the State have coordination difficulties. In this way, it seeks to generate alliances to promote joint actions under concerted planning and for the benefit of the affected population.
  • It is essential to design capacity building considering the link between Disaster Risk Management (DRM) – Integrated Management of Water Memories (IWRM) – Adaptation to Climate Change (ACC). This consideration will become relevant to the extent that the projects or interventions of institutions build a comprehensive approach and not separately.
  • Given the high turnover of personnel in Peruvian institutions, training must be constant to promote sustainability. This also implies supporting policies that facilitate the positioning of trained personnel.

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