The Amazon Project: Regional Action in the Area of Water Resources was created in the context of South-South cooperation to strengthen the management of water resources, promote integration and technical cooperation among countries. In addition, this institutional coordination seeks uniformity in the facilities of the entities involved in the Amazonian water resources by supporting the installation of a Hydrometeorological Network of the Amazon Basin.
The project is implemented by the National Water Agency (ANA/Brazil for its acronym in Portuguese language) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ABC/MRE for its acronym in Portuguese language) and executed by ACTO along with National Water Agencies of the Member Countries.
RESULTADOS E IMPACTOS
Until now, the project has achieved the following results:
- Articulation among institutions of the Member Countries of ACTO in the areas of hydrology and water resources management.
- Exchange of hydrometeorological, sedimentometric, and water quality information.
- Exchange of information on extreme events in the major river basins of transboundary rivers, to develop and improve prevention and warning systems.
- Training of 380 professionals and capacitation in flow measurement techniques, water quality, sedimentology, water resources management, water rights, and hydrological extremes, among others.
As a pilot initiative, six Data Collection Platforms (DCP) are being installed in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, two of them are hydrometeorological monitoring equipment for each country. These six nodes are part of a basic hydro-meteorological monitoring network with 73 nodes in the Amazon Basin.