Lima, 24 June, 2015 — A hydro-economic analysis on the prioritization of water sector investments in key, stressed catchments in Peru was recently finalized and presented to a high-level audience, representing a large number of authorities from different sectors. The National Water Authority of Peru (ANA) has formally adopted the results of the prioritization study by adopting the methodology as a legal norm across the whole country.
The “Hydro-Economical Analysis and Prioritization of Water Resource Initiatives in Peru” report describes the processes and outcomes of a review of water resources development interventions, the application of a hydro-economic tool, and a review of political, social and environmental impacts. The report identifies a list of prioritized investments in each of the six coastal basins, and the three catchments close to the capital Lima. The analysis provides key recommendations for each sector to take an active role in projects that improve water resources management in Peru and help close the potential gap between projected water demand and sustainable supply.
The Steering Board members of the Peru 2030 WRG Partnership will continue to support and advise the working groups in identifying tangible projects to be implemented. With more than 70 relevant actors in the three working groups (1) economic incentives for sustainable water management, (2) PPPs for sustainable watersheds and (3) innovative financial solutions for investments in water projects, the Peru partnership has quickly grown into a very dynamic and diverse multi-stakeholder platform and become the natural forum to discuss strategic water resources issues in Peru.