Latin American Water Funds Partnership

The partnership is a mechanism that allows to provide technical and financial assistance for the creation and strengthening of Water Funds. It provides support to local stakeholders to implement them, contributing to establish the management structure for each fund.

It also provides advice and technical expertise that can strengthen the operation of the funds, and also facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practices among Water Funds and other stakeholders.

Water Funds

Water Funds is an innovative model of long-term conservation that operates through investments that are focused on a single fund. The resources generated are assigned to preserve the essential lands above watersheds through conservation actions.

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Fondo de Páramos Tungurahua y Lucha Contra la Pobreza, Tungurahua – Ecuador, 2008


The Tungurahua Water Fund supports the conservation of watersheds in Tungurahua province through activities such as paramo management plans and alternative income generation projects that provide a sustainable source of income for local communities and ensure protection of natural habitats. The Tungurahua Water Fund contributes to the conservation of high Andean paramo that provide water for 350,000 local residents.


El fondo de agua Tungurahua contribuye a la conservación del páramo andino que suministra agua a 350.000 residentes locales.


  • Paramo communal management plans
  • Communication and inter-institutional relations
  • Environmental education
  • Trainings
  • Interculturalism
  • Monitoring
  • Support for Protected Areas
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Support sustainable economic alternatives

RIVER BASIN: Ambato (upper Pastaza) River.


  • Honorable consejo Provincial de Tungurahua (Gobierno Provincial) 
  • Movimiento indígena y campesino de Tungurahua 
  • Asociación de indígenas evangélicos de Tungurahua 
  • Movimiento indígena de Tungurahua
  • Empresa Municipal de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Ambato-EMAPA (EP-MAPAA) 
  • HIDROAGOYAN (CELEC Unidad de negocios) 

Contact name: Silvia Benítez



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