Promoting Democracy in Algeria

Irrigation Subsector Project

Programs and initiatives in progress The current government seeks to desalination as a national priority to adapt to the decreased availability of water where the effect will be more severe if the impact of climate change is considered. The Peruvian state is planning an investment of 1,500 million dollars to build two desalination plants on the coast of Lima to supply water to 1.5 million people. (Europapress) In 1997, the World Bank contributed 85 million of a total of 172.4 million in the Irrigation Subsector Project (Irrigation Sub-Sector Program) which focused on certain areas of the coast.The project included components for major infrastructure rehabilitation and upgrading and modernization of irrigation systems, for strengthening her management skills asuarios joints-especially financial sustainability through the collection of irrigation fees -, and farmers – focusing on marketing strategies. It is also an important component of PSI, the formalization and registration of water use rights which is considered attracted national and international private investment. PSI’s success led to the extension thereof to the coast, through PSI II (in which the World Bank contributed 10 million out of 22). At present it is studying the expansion of PSI to the Sierra.The National Project for the Modernization of Water Management (10 million) aims to strengthen institutional capacity for integrated water resources management at national level and in three river basins (Chancay-Lambayeque, Ica and Chili). (Andean) The second phase of research and extension (69 million) aims at the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in watersheds that depend on glaciers. In June 2007 the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved the Draft Regional Adaptation to rapid retreat of glaciers in the tropical Andes (Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru). This project aims to implement adaptation measures to the anticipated consequences of the catastrophic glacier retreat induced by climate change.In June 2007 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved 200 million for a program of reform of water resources (PRRH) that include hydraulic structures and institutional and legal reforms. In August 2007, the IDB approved an additional 5 million to support development efforts in capacity PRRH content. The Bank is also implementing a management plan of water resources for river basins and Chonta Masch n Peruvians. The purpose of this grant of U.S. 1.2 million is to define appropriate measures to improve the integrated management of water resources.