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Opening the Tap: State of Finance for Natural Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru, 2021

By Gena Gammie, Lucas Benites Elorreaga
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In Peru, policymakers and water managers are increasingly recognizing the indispensable role natural infrastructure and ancestral technology play in managing water risks. As this report shows, investments in the maintenance and restoration of natural infrastructure that play key roles for water security, from forests and grasslands to amunas (pre-Incan canals that support aquifer recharge), are growing at an accelerated rate. Financing for natural infrastructure for water security in Peru grew by a factor of 13 between 2014 and 2020, reaching the equivalent of USD 10.2 million executed in 2020, despite impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on public resources and the ability to execute activities in the field.