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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 ...
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 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 ...
Proposed markets for watershed protection services in the Brantas River basin
The Brantas River plays a significant role in supporting economic development not only in East Java but also for nationwide. A more holistic approach has come forward to the water resource development and management in the ...
WWF initiative for capacity building and on-the-ground PES project development
With traditional sources of funding dwindling, a variety of PES and related schemes have emerged as potential sources of sustainable financing for conservation. Yet thus far most PES are small in size, cumbersome to manage ...
Pirai watershed diagnostic study
The Pirai watershed, a sub-watershed of the Rio Grande, has more than 2 million downstream residents. Most live in the city of Santa Cruz and are dependent on the river for their drinking water. SAGUAPAC, the city's largest ...