Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme to Ensure Integrated and Sustainable Management of the Transboundary Water Resources of the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Change

Brief Description:
The project is aimed to implement the Strategic Action Program (SAP), promoting Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and source-to-sea approaches, to improve ecological, social and economic benefits and, enabling the countries to meet their relevant SDG and convention targets in the Amazon basin. It will work on developing innovative, bottom-up water governance leading to improved ecosystem status and livelihoods, institutionally strengthened for improved basinwide management, strengthened Amazon communities able to adapt to extreme hydrologic events and sea level rise, strengthening livelihoods and reducing ecosystem pressures. Better understanding of the transboundary environmental impacts of major infrastructure projects on the Basin and increased resilience in support of SDG9 needed for long-term sustainability of IWRM, delivering socio-economic and environmental benefits from the delivery of effective SAP implementation at national and regional level.

El proyecto tiene como objetivo implementar el Programa de Acción Estratégica (SAP), promoviendo la Gestión Integrada de los Recursos Hídricos (GIRH) y los enfoques desde la fuente al mar, para mejorar los beneficios ecológicos, sociales y económicos y, permitir que los países cumplan con sus ODS y convenciones relevantes. objetivos en la cuenca del Amazonas. Trabajará en el desarrollo de una gobernanza del agua innovadora y de abajo hacia arriba que conduzca a un mejor estado del ecosistema y medios de vida, fortalecido institucionalmente para una mejor gestión de toda la cuenca, comunidades amazónicas fortalecidas capaces de adaptarse a eventos hidrológicos extremos y al aumento del nivel del mar, fortaleciendo los medios de vida y reduciendo las presiones del ecosistema. Una mejor comprensión de los impactos ambientales transfronterizos de los principales proyectos de infraestructura en la Cuenca y una mayor resiliencia en apoyo del ODS 9 necesaria para la sostenibilidad a largo plazo de la GIRH, brindando beneficios socioeconómicos y ambientales a partir de la implementación efectiva de SAP a nivel nacional y regional.
Lead Organization : UNEP-CEP
Donor: GEF
Project ID: 9770
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (global)
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update: 06/01/2021

Start Date: 2019-12-11
End Date: 2021-01-01
Project Profile Manager: Isabelle Van der Beck
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Partners: Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General of Boundaries and Borders (Bolivia); National Water Agency, ANA (Brazil); Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Colombia); Secretariat of Water, SENAGUA (Ecuador); Ministry of Public Works and Communication (Guyana);National Water Authority, ANA (Peru); Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Suriname); Ministry of People's Power for Eco-socialism and Water (Venezuela)
Grant (USD): $11,735,780.00
Total co-financing (USD): $108,501,713.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Bolivia  Brazil  Colombia  Ecuador  Guyana  Peru  Suriname  Venezuela
Contributions to the 10-year CLME+ Strategic Action Programme (2015-2025)
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Contributions to the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG’s)
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Other Regional and Global Commitments

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