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Projects in the Thematic of Water

 

Project Water Harvest

Thematic

Water harvest; Agricultural production vis-à-vis climate change

Location

Nicaraguan dry zone

Period Active

2014-2017

Description

Promote the construction of ground reservoirs to conserve rainwater runoff as a means to improve agricultural and livestock production systems.

Principal Activities

Training public and private actors in the design, construction and management of quality water harvest systems.

 

Educating farmer families on how to take advantage of the summer production cycle such that they diversify crops and improve their quality of life.

 

Increase and share learning on water harvest technologies as an effective means for climate change adaptation.

Partners

Ministerio de Economía Familiar Comunitaria, Cooperativa y Asociativa (MEFCCA)

Funding

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - EDA

More information

Ricardo Hernandez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 

 

Project Water for human consumption, communities and climate change

Thematic

Water for human consumption; Communities and adaptation to climate change

Location

Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica

 

Nicaragua:

   - Communities in the Departamento de Leon

Period Active

2013-2015

Description

Primary information will be gathered from Community Water and Sanitation Service Organizations (CWSSO) located in zones where greater negative impacts of climate change are expected to significantly reduce water supply.

 

The project will work towards improving decision-making capacity from the home to the state regarding investment in plans and policies for climate change adaptation by Domestic Water Consumption Supply Community Organizations (DWCSCO) in Central America.

Principal Activities

General Objective:

 

Improve decision making regarding investment in plans and policies for climate change adaptation of community organizations tasked with providing water for domestic consumption in Central America.

 

Specific Objectives:

 

1) Analyze, identify and map the impact of climate change on CWSSO to define regional priority action areas.

 

2) Identify and evaluate from a multidisciplinary perspective factors that facilitate the adaptation of CWSSO for drought periods.

 

3) Use experimental methods to evaluate incentives and restrictions beyond the financial sphere that affect decisions made by CWSSO and households when investigating mitigation strategies, including risk aversion, short-term vision and social preferences.

 

4) Develop general guidelines for the design of strategies and criteria for prioritizing adaptation investment for CWSSO, with the support of national, local and international development actors in Central America.

 

5) Contribute to the development of local capacities using training courses and university student thesis opportunities.

 

6) Share results at the local, regional, national and international scale in conjunction international partners and with target sectors involved in the project.

 

Partners

CeNAT of Costa Rica, CPTEC and EFD

Funding

IDRC from Canada

More information

Roger Madrigal, Project Lead (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Eugenia León, Project Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Chelsia Moraes, Associate Investigator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

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