Water: Shared – 125 cities and regions act for clean water from forests in Latin America

Local authorities from Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia will announce the launch of an initiative by more than 125 municipal and regional governments across the Andes to protect their upstream water sources by conserving their forests.

Funded by a dozen public and private sources, including the European Union, Swiss Re, DFID and more than a million water users, this is a one-of-a-kind cross-border effort that will protect both water and forest ecosystems.