Terminal Evaluation Report of the Integrated Management of Water Resources in the Transboundary Basins and Aquifers of Puyango-Tumbes, Catamayo-Chira and Zarumilla
The project was designed to strengthen the institutional, policy, legal and scientific-technical capacities to implement Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management in Puyango-Tumbes, Catamayo-Chira and Zarumilla River Basins and Aquifers, integrating climate variability concerns. The project aims to enhance binational efforts of Peru and Ecuador for Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management (ITWRM) in the three main aquifers and basins shared by the two countries in the Pacific Ocean drainage basin -– Puyango-Tumbes, Catamayo- Chira and Zarumilla. It was expected to give special attention to integrating groundwater concerns and opportunities and extreme manifestations of climate variability and change in the area. The aquifers and linked river basins “Zarumilla”, “Puyango-Tumbes” and “Catamayo-Chira” contain an important, but often highly variable, water supply that is essential to the region ́s socioeconomic development and to the integrity of its ecosystems. These resources are threatened by overexploitation, pollution and inefficient management, as well as by climate variability and change. The project followed a three-pronged approach consisting of improving the common understanding of these shared water resources and their environmental and socioeconomic status; strengthening institutional capacities and cooperation mechanisms between the two countries sharing these aquifers and basins; and applying and disseminating IWRM demonstrations in targeted site interventions. The project had a strong emphasis on capacity development and, through the TDA/SAP process, was expected to support countries in the identification of the required legal, policy and institutional reforms that could deliver global, regional and national environmental benefits. The project applied the most recently validated GEF International Waters Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Strategic Action Programme (SAP) methodology to achieve project objectives and outcomes.
04 Dec 2020