Nature conservation is the key to guarantee long-term water provision.
Water Funds are innovative mechanisms and successful tools to invest in the protection of natural areas – Green Infrastructure actions.
Water funds are stable, transparent and long-term financial mechanisms that connect efforts of various actors for Integrated Water Resource Management.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR
AquaNature, an organization that works for and is concerned on water.
AquaNature is an LLC created in the USA in 2016. AquaNature works on integrated water resource management and water sources conservation, creating stable, transparent and long-term financial schemes. In practice, these financial structures are known in very different ways: Water Funds, Conservation Agreements, Payment for environmental services. These mechanisms seek the involvement of different actors to work together and solve a common water problem.
AquaNature supports proactively local processes to identify, consolidate, and launch the best scheme for every particular basin.
The focus of our support is based on technical-institutional, financial and socio-environmental sustainability as the strategic columns of the intervention.
AquaNature supports in an ethical and responsible manner the creation of local Water Funds and provides consulting assistance to on-going initiatives using and applying proven tools for its implementation and sustainability.
How do we do our work?
AquaNature proposes an intervention process for those initiatives creating or strengthening financial mechanisms for water sources protection, focusing always on
Our process includes:
- Capacity strengthening (Virtual courses, virtual workshops, exchange of experiences, internships)
- Consulting and technical assistance.
- Feasibility Studies. (Raid diagnosis, action plans)
- Applied research. (Case studies, systematizations)
- Application of tools and basic elements for each phase—negotiation, consolidation and implementation—for a water fund.
- Monitoring and evaluation, and impact results.
What do we offer?
AquaNature offers services in the following areas:
Who we are?
A top notch Latin American multidisciplinary professional staff, with more than 20 years of experience, in consulting and technical assistance on the creation and consolidation of financial mechanisms for the sustainable us of water from its sources.
AquaNature’s lead team experience has provided support to Water Funds in different countries such as: Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Honduras, Bolivia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, México, and Dominican Republic.
AquaNature has developed training processes in Latin America, on topics such as: Water Funds, Integrated Water Resource Management, Green Infrastructure, and others. Additionally it has contributed to develop local, regional and global studies and analysis related with Water Management and Sustainable Financial Mechanisms.
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Oficina 601, Quito - Ecuador
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