Erwin Ovando, one of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve park guards, standing among Alerce trees (Fitzroya cupressoides), which can grow up to 4,000 years old.
Los Rios, Chile Erwin Ovando, one of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve park guards, standing among Alerce trees (Fitzroya cupressoides), which can grow up to 4,000 years old. © Nick Hall

The Water Funds

Methodology and Tools

The Latin American Water Funds Partnership has combined the learning and knowledge acquired through the experiences of the different Water Funds created and has systematized it, giving way to the creation of a specific and refined methodology. The Partnership has also designed tools that support the work of the Water Funds in different topics. Here you can find more information.

Smith Creek, a designated trout stream flows through hardwood forest on UPM/Blandin forest land in Itasca County, MInnesota. The Upper Mississippi Forest project is the largest conservation effort ever undertaken by the state of Minnesota and one of the first and most significant accomplishments of the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.  Photo credit: © Richard Hamilton Smith
MInnesota Smith Creek, a designated trout stream flows through hardwood forest on UPM/Blandin forest land in Itasca County, MInnesota. The Upper Mississippi Forest project is the largest conservation effort ever undertaken by the state of Minnesota and one of the first and most significant accomplishments of the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment. Photo credit: © Richard Hamilton Smith © Richard Hamilton Smith
View across mixed northern deciduous hardwood and coniferous forest from Big Rock on UPM/Blandin forest land in Itasca County, Minnesota. The Upper Mississippi Forest project is the largest conservation effort ever undertaken by the state of Minnesota and one of the first and most significant accomplishments of the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment. Photo credit: © Richard Hamilton Smith
Minnesota. View across mixed northern deciduous hardwood and coniferous forest from Big Rock on UPM/Blandin forest land in Itasca County, Minnesota. The Upper Mississippi Forest project is the largest conservation effort ever undertaken by the state of Minnesota and one of the first and most significant accomplishments of the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment. Photo credit: © Richard Hamilton Smith © Richard Hamilton Smith