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The FONAG water fund for Quito
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, obtains their drinking water from watersheds located inside and adjacent to the Condor Bioreserve. While the city consumes 7m^3 water/second, they only manage to recover 54% of the costs from ...
The ETAPA water fee
The municipal water company ETAPA achieved an initial user fee of 1% on the gross water bill of its customers along with tourism entrance fees. This money went to their "environmental unit" and was used to purchase 3 forest ...
The Pimampiro environmental service fund
San Pedro de Pimampiro is a small municipality located in the Imbabura province in Ecuador. They obtain their water from forests located in the Andes mountain range, but have a supply shortage. A trust fund was established ...
Rapid Hydrological Analysis of the Los Negros Watershed in support of a Payments-for-Environmental Services (PES) mechanism
With support from the Centre for International Forestry Research, Natura Bolivia is undertaking a Rapid Hydrological Analysis of the Los Negros Watershed. Not only will this study provide hydrological data for Natura's Los ...