Agua por la vida y la sostenibilidad

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.

Beneficiaries / Outcomes

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.

Project Partners

ASOCAÑA [No Website]

Corporación Autónoma regional del Valle del Cauca [No Website]

ECOPETROL [No Website]

FEMSA Foundation [No Website]

PAVCO Pipelines [No Website]

PROCAÑA [No Website]

SABMiller Plc

The Nature Conservancy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [No Website]

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) [No Website]

Vallenpaz [No Website]

Quick Info

Start and End Dates:
Oct. 1, 2010 - Ongoing

Project Locations & Interests




Entered by Hub User
Entered by Hub User
5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
Location City, Country & Regions Interests