Environmental Flows in Peru

19 September 2011 | News story

IUCN, together with the Peru National Water Authority (ANA), recently organised a 2-day workshop for water professionals on Environmental Flows. 

Over 60 water resource managers from different sectors and locations of the region attended and participated in the Environmental Flows training workshop”, said Mario Aguirre, IUCN South America Water Coordinator. “It was also a good opportunity to work more closely, and support activities of the National Water Authority of Peru.”

During the two days, the training course focused primarily on environmental flows and policies of water resources in South American countries. Participants also discussed progress on environmental flows’ assessments in the Huasco river basin (Chile), the evaluation of surface water in the Huaura river basin and its application of environmental flows, and the Water Resources Act.

The head of the Peru National Water Authority Dr. Hugo Jara Facundo, closed the workshop thanking IUCN for its support in the training and the promotion of sustainable water resources management in Peru. He also praised the involvement of local water managers, with whom a brief meeting was held to explore issues and requirements at sites that promote water management throughout the country.

The training at the Lima Miraflores and La Moneda Training Center was aimed at professionals from the National Water Authority in Lima and provinces, as well as other institutions involved in water resources management in the region.

The course was developed by a consortium of international organisations, such as the Marc Pouilly Institute of Development Research (IRD-France), the Gaston Aguilera Foundation Tucumán (Argentina) and by Mario Aguirre, IUCN South America water coordinator.

For more information, please contact mario.aguirre@iucn.org