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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Total Organizations: 18
Total Projects: 82
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Profile Completion: 50%

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

22.2%
Local Water Resource Governance
22.2%
Upstream Water Issues
16.7%
Physical water supply
11.1%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
5.6%
Influent
5.6%
Land Use Issues
5.6%
Socioeconomic and Reputation
5.6%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
5.6%
Water Pricing

Region Overview

Organizations in Colombia


Bavaria is the second largest brewery in the Netherlands. Founded before 1680, it has been owned by the Swinkels family since 1773. The company, which produces seven hundred million litres of beer annually, is based in Lieshout, North Brabant. Learn More

Preparing for and adapting to new climate realities will be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Recognizing the considerable environmental, social, and economic value at stake due to worsening water stress and climate change, the private sector ... Learn More

Cementos Argos S.A is a Colombian construction materials producer, with 51% share in the cement market in Colombia; it is the fourth largest cement producer in Latin America, and the only producer of white cement in Colombia. Learn More

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Our mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. We provide viable, ... Learn More

Ecopetrol, formerly known as Empresa Colombiana de Petróleos S.A. is the largest and primary petroleum company in Colombia. Learn More

Empresas Públicas de Medellín E.S.P., a multi-utility company, operates in the energy, telecommunications, and water sectors worldwide. It purchases, generates, imports, transmits, distributes, sells, and commercializes electric power using various fuels and renewable energies comprising wind, photovoltaic, and biomass. Learn More

EPM is a company of public nature owned by the Municipality of Medellín, which was incorporated in 1955 to provide the city’s population with public utility services of water supply, electrical power, and telecommunications. The EPM Group gradually broadened its ... Learn More

Famoc Depanel S.A. was founded in 1972. The company's line of business includes the manufacturing of prefabricated wood buildings. Learn More

We are a group of driven professionals from three continents that have a deep interest, dedication and skill to move from theory to practice and produce tangible outcomes in light of our mission: To explore and promote ways for people ... Learn More

Grupo Argos S.A is a Colombian conglomerate with large investments in the cement and energy industries. Learn More

Bancolombia is the largest commercial bank in Colombia and one of the largest in Latin America. Learn More

Grupo Nutresa is the leading food processor company in Colombia, and one of the biggest food companies in Latinamerica. Its headquarters are located in Medellín, Colombia and it has direct operations along 14 countries, with sales up to 71 countries ... Learn More

ISAGEN S.A. E.S.P. generates and markets electric power in Colombia. The company has seven power plants with an installed capacity of 3,032 megawatts (MW) of which 2,732 MW from six hydroelectric power plants, and 300 MW from a thermal power ... Learn More

Postobón, S.A. is the largest Colombian beverage company, and also one of the largest in South America. The company has a wide portfolio of products that includes soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water, tea, and energy drinks. Learn More

We develop agroforestry projects within the supply chains of companies (Insetting) and value water benefits, among others. We develop as well a Trees4Water valuation tool that we would like to share with your platform. Learn More

This is web-platform where all different stakeholders are merging to convey for an integrated basin management of the Magdalena Basin, El portal RIOMAGDALENA.ORG es reconocido por las personas que quieren aportar de una manera positiva e integrada al manejo del ... Learn More

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states ... Learn More

WaterStep responds to critical needs for safe water by evaluating and implementing solutions and teaching people to use those tools. WaterStep saves lives with safe water by empowering communities to take care of their own long-term water needs. We believe ... Learn More

Projects in Colombia


Central de beneficio para compra de café cereza a 612 familias asentadas en el área influencia, con capacidad para procesamiento anual de 6.000 Toneladas de Café cereza. En esta planta se utilizan los equipos más modernos con la última tecnología ... Learn More

Cauca Valley is Colombia’s largest sugarcane producing region. Irrigation demands, combined with the needs of a growing population, of around 1.2 million living in five cities, have led to increased water scarcity in the region. As in many other Andean ... Learn More

The primary objective of the public-private partnership AGUACAR was to provide water/wastewater services to the entire cpmmunity, especially to the lower income households. The government considered the pre-PPP availability of water supply service to less than 70 percent of households ... Learn More

Bogota’s thirst for clean water has been growing for decades, in lock step with its population, now at more than 7 million. Most of Bogota’s water originates high above the city in Chingaza National Park. There, forests and Neotropical alpine ... Learn More

The Santurbán Páramo is located in northeastern Colombia in the departments of Santander and Norte de Santander covering an area of 150,000 ha. The Santurbán Páramo is considered one of the most emblematic páramos in Colombia and has critical value ... Learn More

El proyecto es un piloto que busca que la empresa aproveche las épocas de lluvia para recolectar agua de algunos techos, llevándola a un tanque de almacenamiento para ser enviadas a la planta de potabilización y posteriormente, distribuirla en los ... Learn More

Implementation of an ultrasonic meter system to display the inefficiencies of water use at the Toluviejo cement plant. This system makes it possible to measure the use of water in real time to allow faster decisions to be made in ... Learn More

Implementación de un sistema de medición ultrasónico para evidenciar las ineficiencias de consumo de agua en la planta de cemento de Toluviejo. Este sistema permite medir en tiempo real los consumos de agua, de tal forma que se puedan tomar ... Learn More

The objective of the water fund is to protect the water source for Bogota by investing in the source watershed. Activities include supporting additional national park rangers and helping people who live in the watershed switch to more sustainable livlihood ... Learn More

Conserving the Amanzonian forest through payment for maintenance of environmental services, this program aims to curb deforestation and improve the quality of life for the local population. Specifically, this program finances incentives which allow for the education of the local ... Learn More

Ahorro económico con relación al consumo energético del sistema de aproximadamente $215.000.000/año. Mayor eciencia y confort en las áreas. Retorno de la inversión en 8 años, pero se puede reducir a 5 con nuevos proyectos de utomatización en el AA. ... Learn More

The project consisted of the modernization of the cooling plant of the central building by replacing the two condensed air chillers with two condensed water chillers, which are considered more energy efficient. Learn More

Kasichi is situated in Middle Guajira, a remote location in the Colombian desert. The climate is hot, with temperatures ranging from 30 to 38 degrees Celsius. People here rely on animals like donkeys for their livelihoods. For clean water, people ... Learn More

A water reclamation system using a specialized membrane bioreactor and a low-pressure reverse osmosis unit allows the Funza plant to reuse 75 percent of the water entering the facility. Learn More

Construcción de un corredor ecológico de Bosque Seco Tropical y Bosque de Niebla y apoyo a una producción agrícola ecológicamente sostenible y rentable con comunidades vulnerables para la protección de los recursos hídricos en las cuencas de los ríos Arroyohondo ... Learn More

Para la extracción del oro en el mineral se utiliza cianuro. Este se somete a un tratamiento por oxidación, cuyo vertimiento se debe monitorear para asegurar efectividad del proceso. Se realizó el montaje del método titulométrico en el laboratorio de ... Learn More

Cyanide is used to extract gold from the ore after being subjected to an oxidation treatment. The dumping of this substance must be monitored to ensure the effectiveness of the process. The titrimetric method was assembled in the metallurgy laboratory ... Learn More

En el sistema de suministro de agua clorada a Planta, se adicionaba un ujo constante de Hipoclorito de Sodio al tanque de almacenamiento sin finingún tipo de control por caudal, por lo cual, el nivel de cloro residual presenta variaciones, ... Learn More

The Pies Descalzos School and Community Centre, in Quibdó's VI Commune, is attended by 650 children from the surrounding community and also benefits young people and adults from local neighbourhoods, who participate in school, sporting, recreational and community activities organised ... Learn More

Development of an ecological corridor composed of Dry Tropical Forest and Cloud Forest, and support in the establishment of ecologically sustainable and profitable agricultural production with vulnerable communities with the purpose of protecting water resources at the basins of the ... Learn More

Hoy en día aproximadamente el 15% del agua captada del río Magdalena es reutilizada dentro de la central térmica disminuyendo la presión sobre el recurso natural. Con el ánimo de aumentar dicho porcentaje y seguir optimizando la operación de los ... Learn More

Acorde con la estrategia Chemical Leasing, la organización ha incorporado con el proveedor un modelo de negocio que lo convierte en el responsable del proceso de engomado de hilatura de algodón. Learn More

Debido a que actualmente se presentan dificultades marcadas en el suministro del servicio de energía en la región, y por las dimensiones de los equipos en las instalaciones de Machijure, ALIAR S.A. viabilizará el biogás que se genera por la ... Learn More

Due to significant difficulties in the supply of power in the region, and the size of the equipment at the Machijure facilities, ALIAR S.A. will provide biogas generated by the digestion of pig manure to use it as fuel to ... Learn More

Recuperación de 1.6 toneladas de material reciclable (papel, cartón, vidrio y plástico), reduciendo la huella de agua asociada. Producción de 1.5 toneladas de abono orgánico a partir del procesamiento de 5.31 toneladas de residuos orgánicos (principalmente borra de café) que ... Learn More

Separation, harvesting and recovery of rainwater harvested in 2,330 m2 of roofing: 996 m2 of plant roofing, 880 m2 of service area roofing and 454 m2 of cooling area roofing. The areas described have an average harvesting capacity of 9,490 ... Learn More

Implementación de nuevas tecnologías en el proceso de limpieza y desinfección (vehículos de desinfección, paños de microfibra para la limpieza de suelos). Cambio de productos químicos para una mayor eficiencia de desinfección y optimización del consumo de agua. Learn More

• Implementación de nuevas tecnologías en el proceso de limpieza y desinfección (vehículos de desinfección, paños de microfibra para la limpieza de suelos). • Cambio de productos químicos para una mayor eficiencia de desinfección y optimización del consumo de agua. Learn More

La nueva línea de distribución de vapor permite recuperar el agua condensada que presenta una temperatura menor a 120°C, la cual anteriormente era desechada. Adicionalmente, la eciencia del nuevo sistema ha permitido la disminución del consumo nominal hasta en 122kg ... Learn More

La flotación por aire disuelto es un proceso en el cual se introducen micro burbujas de aire en un estanque con agua industrial o lodo. Al ascender las micro burbujas, las partículas presentes en el líquido se adhieren a éstas, ... Learn More

Primera tienda diseñada y construida a partir de los lineamientos de construcción sostenible definidos por la empresa. Eliminación de climatización eléctrica (aire acondicionado), ahorrando del 20 al 30% del consumo de energía eléctrica en relación con una tienda de diseño ... Learn More

Dissolved air flotation is a process in which micro air bubbles are introduced into a pond filled with industrial water or sludge. The particles present in the liquid adhere to the micro bubbles as they come up, separating and forming ... Learn More

The new steam distribution line allows the recovery of condensed water with a temperature lower than 120oC, which was previously discarded. The efficiency of the new system has also led to a reduction in nominal consumption up to 122 kg ... Learn More

The fire suppression system used to be tested on a weekly basis for 30 minutes using monitors at 350 GPM, which implied 1,872 m3 of water used per year approx. Now, weekly tests are conducted during the same time frame, ... Learn More

El proyecto consistió en el cambio del equipo de control existente (filtro de talegas) para retener el material particulado en la emisión, en la Caldera de biomasa, conocida como PGV (Planta Generadora de Vapor), por un sistema de multiciclones de ... Learn More

Foster the integral management of water resources and biodiversity to contribute to the sustainability of the EPM Group and the territories where it has a presence, through joint action with other stakeholders, considering the territorial ordering, the characteristics of the ... Learn More

The project aims to build a holistic center for coffee processing which will be able to process 3.750.000 kg coffee cherries per year, with an output of 750.000 kg of parchment (pergamino) coffee. In this center, the coffee growers will ... Learn More

The project aims to build a holistic center for coffee processing which will be able to process 3.750.000 kg coffee cherries per year, with an output of 750.000 kg of parchment (pergamino) coffee. In this center, the coffee growers will ... Learn More

Develop a strong and effective learning program for green infraestructure co-designed by endusers to mainstream in drinking water sector of Colombia. Learn More

•Apoyar el acceso al agua potable mediante una plataforma virtual que es operada por la Cruz Roja Colombiana, se usa para donar agua haciendo que la solidaridad de los colombianos sea altamente efectiva. Tenemos dos tipos de ayuda 1. En ... Learn More

The Medellín and Valle de Aburrá Water Fund is a long term financial mechanism with the objective of developing a conservation and sustainable natural resource use program for the basins that supply the reservoirs for Medellín and Valle de Aburrá. ... Learn More

Anteriormente, las pruebas semanales del sistema contra incendios se realizaban durante 30 min usando monitores a 350 GPM, generando un uso total de 1’872 m3 anuales aprox. Actualmente, las pruebas semanales se realizan durante el mismo margen de tiempo, con ... Learn More

Promote collective actions for the integral and sustainable management of water in the communities within the area of influence of Holcim (Colombia), executed in its first phase in Boyacá. Focus A - Restoration and Conservation of Water Recharge Areas in ... Learn More

Promover acciones colectivas para la gestión integral del agua sostenible en las comunidades del área de influencia de Holcim (Colombia), en una primera fase en Boyacá. Eje A - Restauración y Conservación de Áreas de Recarga Hídrica en Acueductos Veredales ... Learn More

Estructurar un modelo productivo para la pesca sostenible que incluya el diseño y puesta en marcha de un centro de acopio refrigerado y de capacitación para contribuir a mejorar las condiciones de vida de la comunidad de Bocacerrada y la ... Learn More

Se independizaron las redes de agua lluvia, aguas negras, agua potable y agua residual industrial, para así asegurar un pre-tratamiento del agua que se vierte al alcantarillado garantizando los parámetros requeridos por la normatividad ambiental. Se caracterizaron de forma cuantitativa ... Learn More

Se construyen 6 piscinas de sedimentación para tratamiento de aguas provenientes de procesos de mina “la Y”. Para el tratamiento de aguas, se aplica el de floculante Gelfloc Bulk. También, es necesaria la instalación de un sistema de bombeo para ... Learn More

Nestlé promotes comprehensive guidelines on water conservation to its Farmer Connect network in Vietnam, through its Nescafé Better Farming Practices developed with the NGO Rainforest Alliance.Working with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the company helped to spread water-saving ... Learn More

Adecuación de la planta de pre-tratamiento de aguas residuales para convertirla en una planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales no domésticas, con los siguientes procesos unitarios: cribado, homogenización, ajuste de pH, flotación-coagulación-sedimentación, hidrólisis, metanización, aireación, filtración. La planta contará con ... Learn More

La planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales, con remoción de color y recirculación, cuenta con tecnología moderna y modular. La planta tiene una capacidad para tratar y recircular 50.000 metros cúbicos al mes de aguas provenientes de los procesos de ... Learn More

Project WET is currently active in more than 75 countries around the world through a network of partner organizations that range from small NGOs to major international corporations and organizations. We only go where we’re invited! We work with our ... Learn More

Within the framework of Water Encounters, ISAGEN, together with El Espectador, WWF and People &amp; Earth, has promoted for over three years meetings aimed at visualizing water issues in Colombia and the importance of their governance. Together with the academia, ... Learn More

El proyecto de acción para la gestión compartida del agua en el territorio de MINEROS SAS tiene como objetivo contribuir al desarrollo de actividades de recuperación, conservación y manejo de cuerpos de agua ubicados en Caucasia, Zaragoza, El Bagre y ... Learn More

Protección y uso responsable del agua en la zona de la represa La García a través de un proceso integral de manejo sostenible: reforestación y mantenimiento de especies nativas y proceso de educación ambiental "vigías del agua" con 20 jóvenes ... Learn More

A year ago, clean drinking water was a rarity in the village of Wayuu in northeast Colombia. The local population had to order it from costly trucks, and when they didn't have enough money, they had to drink dirty water, ... Learn More

The pilot project aims at installing a simple but reliable filtration technology for providing clean drinking water for people in rural areas of Colombia. The experiences from the pilot project are used to prepare a larger drinking water project application ... Learn More

The recirculation and color removal waste water treatment plant has modular technology. With 50,000 m3/month recirculation and treatment capacity of wastewater from indigo dyeing process and poplin and drill lines. Wastewater is neutralized with CO2 from thermoelectric plant before treatment ... Learn More

Six sedimentation ponds were built to treat water from the processes of "La Y" mine. GelocBulk coagulant is applied to the treatment process. A pumping system to use mine water in gold processing is also needed. This allows recirculation of ... Learn More

Separación, recolección y recuperación de agua lluvia recolectada en 2,330 m2de techo: 996 m2 techo planta, 880 m2 techos área de servicios, 454 m2 refrigeración. Las áreas descritas, tienen una capacidad de recolección promedio de 9.490 m3/año, capacidad máxima de ... Learn More

Contribute to the recovery of degraded lands with growers who are members of C.I. Uniban through production and planting of plant material, environmental education and construction of ecological corridors at the basin of the Leon River (township of Puerto Girón, ... Learn More

An atmospheric cooling ash tank is used during the liquefaction process to lower the temperature of the syrup from 107°C to 93°C, which generates a continuous emission of steam. Through the implementation of the "Pitch Technology" methodology, which consists of ... Learn More

Contribuir a la recuperación de áreas degradadas con productores adscritos a C.I. Uniban, a través de procesos de producción y siembra de material vegetal, educación ambiental, y creación de corredores ecológicos en la cuenca del Río León (Corregimiento de Puerto ... Learn More

Recuperar las aguas de condensación generadas en la planta de refinería ácida y usarlas para sustituir el 12% del agua de osmosis inversa que es empleada en el proceso de producción de polioles. De este modo, se evita descargar agua ... Learn More

Recuperar las aguas de condensación generadas en la planta de renería ácida y usarlas para sustituir el 12% del agua de osmosis inversa que es empleada en el proceso de producción de polioles. De este modo, se evita descargar agua ... Learn More

Sodium hypochlorite was added to the storage tank of the chlorinated water supply without any type of flow control, which meant that the level of residual chlorine varied and water outside of the production parameters had to be discarded. On ... Learn More

Al realizar los mantenimiento y reparaciones al sistema de circulación de agua en Pavco, se disminuye el consumo de agua directamente del acueducto debido a un uso más eficiente del recurso en planta y en procesos administrativos. También se reduce ... Learn More

El rio Hato y el Rio de Oro son dos rios que irrigan el municipio de piedecuesta dando lugar a microcuencas (Rio Hato o Lato, Menzuly, diamante, suratoque, rio frio, otras) que actualmente se entran bajo amenaza de extincion por ... Learn More

In an effort to save Colombia’s migratory fish, WWF-Colombia, the National Authority for Aquaculture and Fisheries (AUNAP), and other partners are focused on promoting more sustainable fishing practices throughout the supply chain. Learn More

Starbucks and Conservation International began an assessment of the water component of the Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices program in 2008, focused on 2 stages in the coffee value chain: cultivating, growing and harvesting coffee using methods that avoid ... Learn More

Recovery of condensate water generated in the acid refinery and use it to replace 12% of the water obtained from reverse osmosis required in the polyol production process with the purpose of avoiding the discharge of demineralized water into the ... Learn More

Through the Procurement and Development area of Compañía Nacional de Chocolates, applied research is conducted on the cocoa–bean crops and improvements are implemented with different groups of farmers. Learn More

To structure a productive model for sustainable fishing that includes the design and implementation of a cold storage unit and training to improve the living conditions of the Bocacerrada community and the conservation of the ecosystems at the basin that ... Learn More

El proceso de biodigestión consiste en la digestión de la porquinaza que sale de las granjas porcícolas. En este proceso se produce gas metano, dióxido de carbono y biol. El gas se aprovecha para generar electricidad. El biol es un ... Learn More

El sistema de tratamiento de aguas residuales domesticas (PTAR), está compuesto por las siguientes unidades: pozo de bombeo No.1, pretratamiento (desarenadores y trampa de grasas), tratamiento (tanque de aireación, tanque de sedimentación, cámara de otantes y/o espumas y cámara de ... Learn More

Economic saving in the reuse of treated water for irrigation of University gardens and courts. The domestic wastewater treatment system (WWTP) is composed of the following units: pumping well No.1, pretreatment (sand trap and grease trap), treatment (aeration tank, sedimentation ... Learn More

The biodigestion process consists in the digestion of manure from pig farms. This process produces methane gas, carbon dioxide and manure. The gas is used to generate electricity. Manure is an organic fertilizer rich in nitrogen (1.2 kg/m2), phosphorus (0.24 ... Learn More

The second condensates of the Debert Evaporator, which converts light process water for cooking corn with low solids in heavy water and to be added to the feed, is one of the by-products of the milling process, which enriches the ... Learn More

The project consists of a pilot for the company to take advantage of the rainy season to collect water from some of the roofs, transfer it to the storage tank, the water treatment plant and then distribute it in production ... Learn More

Los segundos condensados del evaporador debert, donde se convierte el agua liviana del proceso para la cocción del maíz con bajos sólidos en agua pesada y agregársela al forraje, uno de los subproductos de la molienda, enriqueciéndolo como proteína vegetal. ... Learn More

Transformation of the wastewater pre-treatment plant into a non-domestic wastewater treatment plant with the following single processes: screening, homogenization, pH adjustment, flotation-coagulation-sedimentation, hydrolysis, methanation, aeration and filtration. The plant will have an odor control system for hydrolysis, methanation and sludge ... Learn More

To conduct a multi-sectoral water footprint assessment of all watersheds in Colombia’s inland territory, as part of the National Water Study 2014 (ENA, 2014). We calculated the green and blue water footprints of four economic sectors per watershed: agriculture, domestic, ... Learn More

Contribute to the execution of recovery, conservation and management activities for the bodies of water located in Caucasia, Zaragoza, El Bagre and Nechí. This is done by promoting reforestation and care for natural and artificial bodies of water, ensuring basic ... Learn More

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