Education and research for integrated water resource management (IWRM) in Peru
In collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, this project will increase the level of knowledge about watershed management in mining regions of Peru by designing educational programs to improve national, municipal and community governance. The project uses multi-stakeholder consultation to identify key audiences and their technical and social knowledge gaps. The project will also build the research capacity for data collection and analysis within local universities. These combined activities can lead to more informed dialogue and the development and ownership of integrated policies for watershed and mining sector management.
Autoridad Nacional del Agua (ANA), communities where mining activities take place
University of British Columbia, ANA, Grupo de Diálogo en Minería y Desarollo Sostenible, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), Universidad Nacional Santiago Antunez de Mayolo (UNASAM), Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco (UNSAAC)
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Fiscal & regulatory governance (25%)
Integrated resource management (65%)
Livelihoods & employment (10%)
Deliver advisory services (5%)
Apply research (35%)
Educate & train (50%)
Updates and News
In October 2016, CIRDI’s Education and Research for Integrated Water Management in Peru project co-hosted a meeting in Lima focused on the role of participatory environmental monitoring and surveillance committees (CMAVPs). Led in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Autoridad Nacional del Agua(Peru’s National Water Authority – ANA) and the Grupo de Diálogo, Minería y Desarrollo Sostenible (Dialogue Group, Mining and Sustainable Development – GDMDS), the meeting examined the strengths, weaknesses and results of CMAVPs and identified opportunities for continuous improvement.
Although unable to attend the meeting, CIRDI fellow, Bolormaa Purevjav, shared via video her experience setting up participatory environmental monitoring committees in Mongolia. Bolormaa is chair of the Mongolian NGO, Stakeholders’ Engagement for Sustainable Development. Watch Bolormaa’s presentation here.
Peru IWRM program manager, André Xavier, with José Luis Valverde (above) expert resource for CIRDI’s Case Study on the Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde wastewater treatment project in Arequipa, Peru. Mr. Valverde led a lunch and learn (below) on the project for the CIRDI team.