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Agua Por la Vida y La Sostenibilidad

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Agua Por la Vida y La Sostenibilidad

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5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: ASOCAÑA
Corporación Autónoma regional del Valle del Cauca
ECOPETROL
FEMSA Foundation
PAVCO Pipelines
PROCAÑA
SABMiller Plc
The Nature Conservancy
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Vallenpaz
Countries: Colombia
Regions: Colombia, Magdalena
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Project Tags:
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Soil Erosion and Health
Dairy and Livestock
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Oct. 2010  »  Ongoing
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 58%

Project Overview

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 regions, use of the upper watersheds for cattle grazing and small plot farming has led to altered water supplies, increased erosion and landslides, diminishing water quality and new challenges for irrigation.

Project Results

The population and sectors served include: 1.2 million residents in five cities, sugar cane growers association, sugar mill industry association, conservation organizations, municipal water organizations and the hydropower sector.

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SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers, with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. We are also one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products. We’ve become a global leader by ... 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

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