Coatepec PES program
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Climate changes due to El Niño have made the Coatepec municipality more aware of the link between their water and the forested uplands. In order to assure the sustainability of their water supplies, the city looked for a donation of $1.00 Mexican peso (approximately $0.09 USD2) in the water bill sent to domestic users. This was combined with municipal funds and the CONAFOR program to protect forests in the watershed by paying $1,000 Mexican pesos (approximately $90.10 USD) per hectare of well preserved forest.