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Green infrastructure projects for the Yuna river basin- workshop and tour

IDOM is currently working on the development of a portfolio of green infrastructure projects in the Yuna River basin in the Dominican Republic.

The project is part of the “Plan de Manejo de la Cuenca del Río Yuna, Gestión de Infraestructura de Riego y Adaptación al Cambio Climático”, promoted by the Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the aim of developing and preserving the country’s second hydrographic basin (5498 km2).

In this context, from August 21 to 31, our colleagues from Natural Capital and Bioeconomy, Ana Teresa Ortega (Mexico), Camila Rangel (Mexico) and Laura Pinzón (Colombia), together with local consultants and INDRHI, visited the country, where they toured various parts of the Yuna watershed and held meetings with various stakeholders in the area.

Also, on September 1, a workshop was held at the INDHRI facilities in Santo Domingo on BNS nature-based solutions (NbS) and Ecosystem Services (ES) in the Yuna watershed, with different strategic stakeholders to give context to the project and develop a social mapping and mapping of stakeholders.

Some of the participating entities were: government entities such as the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Public Health, Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD) and Tourism; the National Institute of Drinking Water and Sewerage (INAPA); the Dominican Hydroelectric Generation Company (EGEHID); the Emergency Operations Center (COE), the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET), the National Council on Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) and the Civil Defense, among others. Also in attendance were social organizations such as Fundación Campesinos Hacia el Progreso, Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation, Juntas de Regantes AGLIPO II and Río Camú, Centro para la Conservación y Ecodesarrollo de la Bahía de Samaná y su Entorno (CEBSE), Fundación REDDOM, The Natura Conservancy (TNC), Fundación Cuidemos El Jaya and the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).

Find out more about the project here .

Official note from INDRHI here.

September 13, 2023


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Images: 1. Workshop with stakeholders at the INDRHI facilities in Santo Domingo. 2. Meeting with representative of the Fundación Campesinos Hacia el Progreso, Upper Yuna Watershed. 3. Visit of the consulting team to the plant nursery of the Fundación Campesinos Hacia el Progreso, Upper Yuna Watershed. 4. Photo of the workshop participants.