Integrated river basin management in the Rio Frío and Rio Sevilla watersheds in Colombia
The Río Frío and Río Sevilla basins in the Magdalena region of Colombia increasingly face challenges in terms of both water quantity and quality between different water users.
As in many areas of Colombia, the agricultural sector makes up most of the water demand. However, water use inefficiencies, uncertainty in water availability and in water usage hamper the huge potential for agricultural production in the basins, the sustainability of such production and the conservation of the ecosystems involved.
To address these issues, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) commissioned Resilience BV and Acacia Water to conduct a baseline study on water use, availability and governance in the watersheds, followed by the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) which will give insights in the state of water resources within the basins, on the basis of which a more inclusive and constructive water management dialogue can be held among all user groups.
For more information, check out the ‘Agroberichten’ news item here: News item
- Integrated river basin management in the Rio Frío and Rio Sevilla watersheds in Colombia (EN)
- Integrated river basin management in the Rio Frío and Rio Sevilla watersheds in Colombia (ES)