in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes.
Chingaza Park, Colombia, in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. © Juan Arredondo

Created in 2011, the Latin American Water Funds Partnership is an agreement created in 2011 between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the FEMSA Foundation, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), International Climate Initiative (IKI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to contribute to water security in Latin America and the Caribbean through the creation and strengthening of Water Funds.

The strength of the Latin American Water Funds Partnership lies in the partners that are part of it, in the experience accumulated in different countries of the region and in the added value offered by the Partnership to the Water Funds in terms of financing, science, technical monitoring, capacity development, convening power, and institutional support.

The Partnership has identified that establishing guidelines that create a collective identity for the Water Funds is an opportunity to strengthen their brand as part of a group of multisectoral organizations that seek to contribute to the water security of their cities and communities through the implementation of nature-based solutions. For this reason, the Partnership created an Identity Manual and a Quick Collective Identity Guide that summarize the main elements to be considered by Water Funds.

This is an important step in the establishing of a regional movement that changes the current concept of water security to one that includes nature-based solutions as a necessary complement to ensure the availability of quality water.

Where do the Water Funds operate?

In this map you can identify the location of the Water Funds created and the Water Funds in the process of being created. By clicking on the location, you can access more information on each of the Water Funds created.