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Pilot Adaptation Plan of Action for High Inter-Valley Communities [NDF C46]

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Photo: Aage Jørgensen
Photo: Aage Jørgensen
The project will help the communities to adapt to the reduced water availability by designing and implementing municipal and community level adaptation action plans with special focus on water management, agricultural production and productivity.

Pilot Adaptation Plan of Action for High Inter-Valley Communities
Ref: NDF C46

EUR 4 million
Project period: 2014-2020
Partner agency: Inter-American Development Bank


The NDF support is linked to the PPCR water resources project financed by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to supply fresh water to the metropolitan area of El Alto/La Paz. With NDF funding the affected rural communities are helped to adapt to the reduced water availability in the future as result of the water intake but also as consequence of the reduced natural water flows because of the climate change.

The objective of the NDF project is to provide the municipalities and communities with adaptation action plans to increase the farmers’ and families’ agricultural productivity and living standards in spite of the limitations in water availability. Most urgent adaptation measures will be implemented including collection, regulation, storage and conveyance of water for drinking and irrigation purposes. The measures to be considered include less water-intensive agricultural techniques, improved water harvesting and storage methods and efficiency in water use for irrigation and consumption. Special attention will be paid to integrated watershed management taking into consideration the long-term impacts of climate change.

All adaptation actions to be implemented will be defined by the local stakeholders in prior consultations. The project is expected to serve as a model for all high inter-valley communities facing water shortage.


Total cost of the NDF project is EUR 4.0 million with in-kind contribution from the Government of Bolivia. IDB will implement the project under the main PPCR project.

NDF Contact

Director Jesper Andersen
Telephone +358 10 618 002

More Information

C46 Administration Agreement