First Strategic Action Program for the Amazon Basin
February 20th, 2018
The eight Amazon Countries approved the first Strategic Action Program for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Amazon Basin, an historic step for the region through which Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela commit to protecting the largest river basin in the world, covering an area of 6,118,000 km2 and discharging 6.6 billion m3/year of water into the ocean. Based on a shared Vision and Transboudary Diagnosis Analysis of the basin, achieved through a wide-ranging process of public participation and scientific research, this Program offers collective responses to address the ongoing degradation of water resources, land and biodiversity and strengthens the capacity of the communities to adapt to extreme hydro-climatic events.
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