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Intelligent Water Management Project

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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: Nestlé
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Source: CDP
Profile Completion: 53%

Project Overview

In cooperation with the Colombian Ministry of Rural Development, the Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Intelligent Water Management (IWM) project seeks to make the Colombian coffee sector more resilient to the effects of climate change and water scarcity through improved environmental performance at a farm and watershed level. The programs focus on 4 areas: Clean technolog...

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In cooperation with the Colombian Ministry of Rural Development, the Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Intelligent Water Management (IWM) project seeks to make the Colombian coffee sector more resilient to the effects of climate change and water scarcity through improved environmental performance at a farm and watershed level. The programs focus on 4 areas: Clean technology transfer – saving water and discharging better-quality water after the coffee-washing process. Training on the economic management of farms and IWM has been given to hundreds of participating coffee producers, while 10 pioneering water-reuse systems have been constructed. The feasibility of a central mill as an alternative to individual mills was also assessed, healthy ecosystems – using agroforestry and bioengineering to minimise soil erosion and ensure the conservation of important water areas, around 160 were selected for reforestation and agroforestry projects, and coffee plantlets were distributed to farmers to create nurseries, 15 sites prone to landslides were also selected for specific bioengineering restoration projects, knowledge generation – implementing a water and climate monitoring system and preventing crop damage due to extreme weather events, all the equipment for 25 water and climate monitoring stations was installed at selected farms, and 2 rounds of water samples taken, cooperation and participation – collective action and advocacy through engagement with public and private sector organisations, academia and civil society. Action plans are under development, and 27 local Manos al Agua community participation groups have been set up. The IWM program will now concentrate on training farmers and implementing specific actions in each of the 25 river basins - reforesting, bioengineering activities and the installation of climate monitoring stations.

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