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Protection of rivers and environmental flows in Peru: Ocoña pilot river basin

Protection of rivers and environmental flows in Peru: Ocoña pilot river basin
Client:
Peruvian National Water Authority (ANA) (NOTE: IWC is an implementing partner. The project was led by the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland)

The project developed integrated frameworks that support enhanced understanding, evaluation and management of the water resources of Peru.

Project Category: Education & Training

Key Areas of Work: River basin management,Ecosystem health and river restoration,Integrated Water Resource Management

Project Date: Oct 04, 2013

The project ‘Protection of rivers and environmental flows in Peru: Ocoña pilot river basin’ developed integrated frameworks that support enhanced understanding, evaluation and management of the water resources of Peru.

Stage two to of the project comprised a two week study tour to Australia for six staff from the ANA. The overall objective was to develop a first-hand experience of river basin management in Australia and to continue to build technical understanding of water allocation planning and environmental flow management.

Through this process, they gained improved understanding and capacity in topics such as:

  • Water governance, appropriate policy and planning regimes
  • Water Resource Planning (WRP) decision support tools
  • River health and E-flows, including assessment methodologies, modelling tools and implementation strategies
  • Community engagement and conflict resolution processes
  • River health reporting and the importance of multi-stakeholder collaborations on its development
  • Agricultural practices in South East Queensland, their conflict with other water users (such as mining) and the way water resources plans manage this conflicts

One of the most important outcomes from the study tour was the development of a framework indicating the next steps to follow in the project’s following stages, both to develop the National E-flows regulation in Peru and the Ocoña’s Water Resources plan.

 

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