Providing Access to Clean Long Term Water in Peru

Increase in tourism has put high demand on the local water supply in Peru. Working in partnership we aim to conserve and protect the natural sources within Peru.

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With the increase in tourism and demand for water supply for local farming there is an urgent need for water management and conservation efforts in the Cusco area. This project is focused on Water Conservation to improve the lifestyles of the communities that live at the source, the Cusco inhabitants, as well as those that visit this amazing Human Heritage.

The micro-basin Piuray Corimarca is the water’s source of nearly 40% of Cusco. The main economic activities around the Piuray Lake are agriculture and sheep farming; both have a direct impact on the lake. The main problem is water diminution from the growing pressure of the Cusco Water Utility to fulfil the needs of a growing tourist population and new inhabitants.

We will implement a series of strategies to achieve our goal, including building infiltration ditches to retain water, stop erosion and avoid landslides. As a result, it is expected to regenerate wetlands. Protecting the source of spring by building fences around it and reforesting the area are key components to strengthening the strategies mentioned before.

In the long run, this project hopes to generate environmental awareness about the scarcity of Peru’s natural resources, promote green infrastructure, mindfully conserve water and contribute sustainability to Cusco and its surrounding areas.

With the increase in tourism and demand for water supply for local farming there is an urgent need for water management and conservation efforts in the Cusco area. This project is focused on Water Conservation to improve the lifestyles of the communities that live at the source, the Cusco inhabitants, as well as those that visit this amazing Human Heritage.

The micro-basin Piuray Corimarca is the water’s source of nearly 40% of Cusco. The main economic activities around the Piuray Lake are agriculture and sheep farming; both have a direct impact on the lake. The main problem is water diminution from the growing pressure of the Cusco Water Utility to fulfil the needs of a growing tourist population and new inhabitants.

We will implement a series of strategies to achieve our goal, including building infiltration ditches to retain water, stop erosion and avoid landslides. As a result, it is expected to regenerate wetlands. Protecting the source of spring by building fences around it and reforesting the area are key components to strengthening the strategies mentioned before.

In the long run, this project hopes to generate environmental awareness about the scarcity of Peru’s natural resources, promote green infrastructure, mindfully conserve water and contribute sustainability to Cusco and its surrounding areas.

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