BRIDGE Project in Mesoamerica: Rivers Uniting Borders

17 July 2013 | News story
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The video “Rivers Uniting Borders” summarizes the work and main achievements of BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance in Mesoamerica

July 2013. BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance is funded by the Hydro-diplomacy Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Initiated in mid-2010, the project has been carried out at three Mesoamerican river borders: Coatán (Mexico-Guatemala), Goascorán (Honduras-El Salvador) and Sixaola (Costa Rica-Panama).

BRIDGE aims to build governance capacities through learning, demonstration, leadership, and consensus-building in specific transboundary watersheds. The development and strengthening of champions of comprehensive water resource management in those areas is a vital component.

Ríos que Unen Fronteras (“Rivers Uniting Borders”) describes the work and main achievements in the three project zones, while also opening the possibility of incorporating other Mesoamerican experiences in cooperation efforts focused on shared watersheds. The video shows how hydro-diplomacy materializes at different levels: from the local, with the champions in transboundary watersheds, to the ministerial, in water legislation projects that include the theme of transboundary basins.

The images, peoples and stories in this video point to the importance of sharing both challenges and problem-solving through good will and joint cooperation—a worthy contribution in celebration of the International Year of Water Cooperation.

See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhFPoyDnU1o

For more information contact nazareth.porras@iucn.org
 

 


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