7 Communities Respond to Glacier Loss in Peru

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OrganizationAsociacion Instituto Andino de Montana
Region Peru
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ProjectLeader Jorge Recharte

This project supports 7 high-mountain communities (Peruvian Andes) who are restoring indigenous water management technologies to cope with the loss of their key water source-glaciers. Their goal is to restore wetlands, using proven techniques to secure water for their livelihoods and wildlife. They document their results and share techniques with other mountain communities. As climate change advances, these indigenous communities are an example to the World. Join their efforts!


Mountains are the "water towers" of the world. In Peru, the 18 glacier ranges supply fresh water to nearly 7,000 indigenous mountain communities, providing support for their livelihoods and local wildlife. Glaciers in Peru lost 50 percent of their area between 1970 and 2020 and most are expected to disappear by 2050. This will have devastating consequences for mountain people and wildlife. We must find and scale-up solutions to reduce the impacts of climate change on vital water resources.

Long-Term Impact

When mountain water is secure, innovation can follow. Reliable water sources are the foundation that underlies mountain economies, allowing them to improve and adapt to climate change. This project's site-specific solutions are to be implemented via the indigenous grassroots network 'RETAMA' whose aim is to connect hundreds of mountain sites in Peru using nature-based solutions. We are deeply committed to scaling up effective indigenous solutions. Lessons learned in Peru are relevant worldwide


  1. https://mountain.org
  2. https://tmi.exposure.co/backtothefuture-solutions
  3. http://www.mountain.pe
  4. https://www.facebook.com/TheMountainInstitute
  5. https://twitter.com/TheMountainInst

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