INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands

This project is part of a joint initiative between Fundecooperación, School of Biology – University of Costa Rica and the Vice-Ministry of Water, Seas, Coasts and Wetlands-MINAE, supported by CRUSA Foundation.

Timeframe: October 2013 to date

Objective:

The project seeks to promote the integrated conservation and management of water resources in the area of Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands and Grecia, through the exchange of experiences, social participation and capacity building of community-based water associations (ASADAS) and other local organizations.

We are working in reinforcing capacities of the ASADAS, involvement of the community (individuals and organizations) and in the analysis of alternatives for local groups (schools and fishermen) by promoting awareness and training as essential to improve water resource management in Osa communities. This approach seeks to contribute and provide added value on the basis of a permanent negotiation and participation, to reach consensus and generate a process of change. The ultimate goal of the project is to generate learning processes, enabling participants to implement appropriate methods and technologies for the efficient and effective water management.

Beneficiaries

  • 11 communities benefited: Caña Blancal – Ciudad Cortés – Coronado – IDA Caña Blancal – Ojochal – Palmar Sur – Santa Rosa – Sierpe – Tinoco – Vergel – Uvita
  • Institutions and local organizations around the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands.
  • Community-based water organizations (ASADAS)
  • Schools
  • Coastal and fishing local organizations

Results

  • 12 ASADAS involved in the capacity building process
  • 50 members of ASADAS involved in the capacity building process (staff and Board members)
  • 3 fishermen associations benefited
  • 30 fishermen trained in ecotourism
  • 12 schools (9 elementary and 3 high schools)
  • More than 400 elementary and high school students participating in environmental awareness activities
  • 11 Strategic Alliances

 Executing Agencies

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With the support of:

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