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World Water Day: Peru recognized for proper, responsible use of water resources

14:28 | Lima, Mar. 22.

Peru is recognized —by the Global Water Partnership— as an example of adequate and responsible management of water resources in agricultural activity, the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) highlighted on the occasion of the World Water Day.

Therefore, it stated, Peru's successful experience is intended to be replicated in other countries throughout the region.

"Since 2015, a blue certificate has been awarded to 14 institutions in the agricultural productive sector to promote a responsible use of water," Midagri's head Federico Tenorio explained.

"For this reason, the Global Water Partnership (GWP) has requested the National Water Authority (ANA) to train neighboring countries in this initiative, thus becoming an example in the region on this matter," he added. 

The ANA explained that the Global Water Partnership is a non-profit intergovernmental organization and global action network made up of organizations involved in water management, which promotes, facilitates, and supports change processes of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

The minister explained that his sector promotes actions to guarantee water safety and a culture of responsible water use.

In this sense, he affirmed that there is a set of regulations in Peru, such as the Water Resources Law, the National Water Resources Plan, as well as the management plans for 6 water basins that have been developed by Midagri, which lead to the proper use of water in the agricultural sector.

Tenorio emphasized that the sector's campaign called "Water Week 2021" has been launched in recent days to make the population and authorities aware of the real value of water, stressing the importance of integrated management of water resources for the benefit of family farming, which represents the support to 2.2 million small-scale producers.

(END) NDP/JCB/MAO/RMB

Published: 3/22/2021
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