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Climate change adaptation in Peru - Integrated and adaptive management of environmental resources and climatic risks in high Andean watersheds


The joint Program "Integrated and adaptive management of environmental resources and climatic risks in high Andean watersheds" aimed at mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in district and regional governments. The aim of the project was to mainstream adaptation to climate change into the work of district and regional governments. It consisted of capacity building activities for provincial and district governments and producer associations, and local populations in Peru. 

The project areas were two watersheds: Santo Tomás (Chumbivilcas Province in Cuzco) and Challhuahuacho (Cotambambas province in Apurimac), with a population of approximately 85,000 people. The situation of these watersheds is representative of what happens in other Andean regions, so the project could also be applied in other areas.  

Early flowering, seasonal temperature changes, reduced flows in rivers, disappearance of wildlife, the shifting of maize towards higher land, short and violent rains and landslides, and pests are evidence of climate change in the area.  

The following five videos identify climate related problems and adaptation solutions in the two Peruvian provinces: Interactive and adaptive management, Ichu grass, water reservoirs, reforestation and adapting diets.