UNITED STATES AND CANADA EXPAND SUPPORT TO PEERU TO STRENGTHEN WATER SECIROTU CLIMATE RESILIENCE

United States and Canada expand their joint commitment to support Peru to protect and restore natural infrastructure for water security and climate resilience with plans to invest over $50 million in 10 years 6 MINUTE READ January 16, 2024 United States and Canada expand their support Peru to strengthen water security and climate resilience The Government of Canada and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the extension of their joint project: Natural Infrastructure for Water Security (NIWS). The purpose of NIWS is to scale up gender-sensitive investments in natural infrastructure to strengthen water security and climate resilience in Peru. NIWS started in December 2017 and over the subsequent 5 and a half years, USAID and Canada contributed over $27 million USD to the project. NIWS has recently been extended until December 2027, with planned additional contributions from USAID of $15.2 million USD and $13 million CAD from the Government of Canada. The total expected investment by USAID and Canada in the project is now approximately USD $52.1 million over 10 years. NIWS supports the Government of Peru, water stressed cities and communities, and the private sector to design impactful, gender-sensitive natural infrastructure projects to address water security issues in the country, and to unlock additional finance to implement them. The NIWS project is implemented by a consortium led by Forest Trends including the Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN), the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law (SPDA), Descosur, and researchers from Imperial College London. Together with its partners, NIWS has built a portfolio of over 80 viable natural infrastructure for water security projects across 240 communities in Peru, valued at over $370 million with local funders, of which $36 million USD has been secured to date. Meanwhile, NIWS has also […]

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