Reduction of Risks and Vulnerability Based on Flooding and Droughts in the Estero Real River Watershed

 
Implementing Entity: United Nations Development Programme
Executing Entity: Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources
 
Project start date: 6/21/2011
Project duration: 4 years
 
Background: Nicaragua, a country in which poverty levels are already high, also faces severe social and economic impacts related to significant climate variability. Droughts, for example, cause large losses in the agricultural sector, which provides employment for more than 60 percent of the population. During the wet season, devastating floods destroy harvests, infrastructure and housing. The objective of the Adaptation Fund programme is to reduce risks from droughts and flooding generated by climate change and variability in the watershed of the Estero Real River.
 
The programme will rely upon a coordinated set of interventions designed to implement new public policies for addressing climate change. They include: investments in infrastructure for storing and using rain and surface water in eight micro-watersheds in the upper watershed of the Estero Real River; introducing more efficient use of water in all production processes, increasing infiltration, strengthening soil structure, and stabilizing slopes; institutional development and capacity building in micro-watersheds, municipalities, and participating national institutions; ongoing monitoring and analysis of climatic conditions and changes in land use, water flows and soil quality; and the dissemination of results and lessons learned about building climate change resilience in vulnerable communities.
 
Component 1: Investments in infrastructure for storing and using rain and surface water in eight micro-watersheds in the upper watershed of the Estero Real River   USD 2,477,215
Component 2: Introduction of climate resilient agro-ecological practices to make effective use of available water.    USD 1,302,785  
Component 3: Institutional development and capacity building in micro-watersheds, municipalities, and participating national institutions.    USD 400,000 
Component 4: Ongoing monitoring and analysis of climatic conditions and  changes in land use, water flows and soil quality
USD 440,000 
Programme Execution Cost    USD 450,000   
Total Project/Programme Cost (= Project Components + Execution Cost)    USD 5,070,000 
Implementing Fee    USD 430,950  
Grant Amount (= Total Project/Programme Cost + Implementing Fees)   

USD 5,500,950

 
 
 
 
 
 
Status Country NIE MIE Sector Rural Development Amount of Financing Amount of Co-Financing
Project Under Implementation Nicaragua UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction 5500950 Project Under Implementation

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Project Document3.6 MB
Inception Report3.6 MB
1st Project Performance Report217 KB