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Wetland Protection and Basic Sanitation Bajo Cauca area of the Nordeste Antioqueño

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Partners: Community Action Boards and associations of Sabalito, El Pital, San Pedro and Nechí
Corporación Econexus INSITU
El Agua Nos Une - SuizAgua Latinoamérica
Grupo Mineros S.A.
Countries: Colombia
Regions: Colombia, Magdalena
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Government
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Dec. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Investment: $71433.00
Project Source: El Agua nos Une
Profile Completion: 61%

Project Overview

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 sanitation to improve the population’s quality of life and the long-term conservation of natural resources.

Project Results

Conservation of five natural and artificial wetlands by cleaning the La Esperanza, El Pital, San Pedro, Buenos Aires and Bocas de la Llana bodies of water. Basic sanitation in the communities of Sabalito, Puerto Gaitán, El Pital, La Esperanza and Guamo Nauchí through: Assessment of needs. Identification of beneficiary families. Training for the proper use of sanitation systems. Installation of septic tanks.

  • Reforestation

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Conservation of five natural and artificial wetlands by cleaning the La Esperanza, El Pital, San Pedro, Buenos Aires and Bocas de la Llana bodies of water. Basic sanitation in the communities of Sabalito, Puerto Gaitán, El Pital, La Esperanza and Guamo Nauchí through: Assessment of needs. Identification of beneficiary families. Training for the proper use of sanitation systems. Installation of septic tanks.

  • Reforestation

Execution of awareness campaigns in surrounding communities. Construction or adaptation of nurseries belonging to 10 families in the communities of Sabalito, el Pital. Purchase of 300,000 seedlings from community nurseries. Plantation for 15 target familities with labor from the rural community of Sabalito, El Pital, San Pedro

  • Conservation

Of five natural and artificial wetlands by cleaning the La Esperanza, El Pital, San Pedro, Buenos Aires and Bocas de la Llana bodies of water.

  • Basic sanitation

in the communities of Sabalito, Puerto Gaitán, El Pital, La Esperanza and Guamo Nauchí through: Assessment of needs. Identification of beneficiary families. Training for the proper use of sanitation systems. Installation of septic tanks.

  • Social appropriation

through meetings with communities, surveys on the use and quality of septic tanks and communication through the Mineros de Corazón radio show.

The project is located in the Bajo Cauca area of the Nordeste Antioqueño region. The generation of added value in the region is composed of social, community and personal services (41.2%), trade, hospitality and restaurants (19%), mining activities (11.1%), agricultural and livestock activities (9.8%) and industrial activities (9.8%) (Chamber of Commerce of Medellín, 2017). The department's Secretary of Mining and the 2010 Antioquia Mining Census reported that 19% of mining operations are legal and 81% illegal; and the sub-regions with the greatest environmental, social and unlawfulness problems related to mining include Bajo Cauca (Contraloría General de Antioquia, 2011). Due to the fact that the town seat is located on the plains of the Nechí River and its tributaries, the community mainly eats fish, meat and rice.

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INSITU es una organización colombiana sin ánimo de lucro con una sólida experiencia en el trabajo con comunidades rurales, gracias a la articulación con actores claves en los territorios tales como agencias de cooperación internacional, gobierno nacional, organizaciones sociales y ... Learn More

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