The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) will invest in water security and adaptation to climate change in Latin America.
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TV Terra Viva, Rural Day Program interview with Samuel Barreto
Samuel Barreto talks about the benefits of reforestation in the Cantareira System as a result of the return on investment study carried out in conjunction with WRI Brazil.
Interview with Hugo Contreras
Listen to the interview that Disruptive Al Aire did to Hugo Contreras, Director of Water Security of Latin America for The Nature Conservancy, as part of his participation during the 2018 World Water Week, in Stockholm.
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Reforestation at Cantareira leads to savings in water treatment
During the water crisis of 2014, one of the factors identified as a problem for the Cantareira System was the low forest cover of the surroundings. In the whole basin, which comprises an area of 228 thousand hectares, only about 25% had forest. Since then, reforestation projects have been implemented with the aim of minimizing this problem.
Oysters to quench the thirst of Latin America
The key response to water needs in the region lies in the right combination of traditional infrastructures (called gray), good governance and solutions based on nature (green), according to experts at the World Water Week.
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Water shortage, a new normality
Water shortage, extreme weather and the rapid increase of the population act as a time bomb on the ecosystems. To avoid a water crisis on a global scale, it is increasingly urgent to adopt solutions based on nature, say experts gathered at the last World Water Week.
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NGO initiated process to protect four rivers in Bucaramanga and surroundings
With the objective of preserving ecosystems of fundamental importance for water supply in the Santander capital of Colombia and its metropolitan area, the international NGO The Nature Conservancy (TNC) initiated approaches with various local entities to manage the restoration of the lands of Santurban Moors.
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The Colombian business sector and its awareness about the country's water security challenges.
The first National Water Congress, organized by the National Association of Industrialists of Colombia (ANDI), leaves a series of messages to be taken into account around the water issue. The objective is to repeat it annually and turn it into an obligatory meeting and discussion site for those interested in the water agenda in Colombia.
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Experts present solutions to address water security in Latin America
During the 24th edition of the Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities, held in the city of Miami, United States, one of the common points highlighted by the panelists was the confirmation that the solutions based on nature (forest protection, reforestation, among others) play a fundamental role in guaranteeing water resources in qualitative and quantitative terms.
Mexico has a complex challenge to achieve water sustainability
Hugo Contreras, director of Water Security for Latin America for The Nature Conservancy Mexico (TNC), spoke with HuffPost Mexico about the situation facing this country in order to conserve the vital liquid for the subsistence of their communities and the importance of the protection and proper management of water sources.
The issue of water is one of the great challenges of Mexico, Latin America and the world
Interview with Hugo Contreras, regional director of Water Security at The Nature Conservancy, about the importance of taking care of water.
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Latin America and the Caribbean: a region with water but thirsty
This region has almost a third of the planet's fresh water. Taking advantage of this comparative water advantage depends on solving a series of socioeconomic, political and geographic factors that can halt the development of their cities, in many of which there are still many people without safe sources or sanitation.
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Green infrastructure for a thirsty region
Despite Latin America's pronounced dependence on water, historically the countries of the region have not paid much attention to water security, except when emergencies erupt that force them to the point of rationing consumption. The problem is especially noticeable in the management of water basins.
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