Submitted by: Asociacion de amigos usuarios acueducto independientes de los barrios galan, santa clara y bermejal
Implemented country: Colombia
Title: Forest Reserve Adamiuain
An association of friends and users of the independent water line Adamiuain was founded 1991 due to the drought. The water level of the feed source was declining more and more, which called for taking measures. Thus a project was launched to build up forest reserves in order to restore and stabilize the flow of the source. First fees for environmental protection were introduced in the city. An education process was launched in the countryside to reduce exploitation of resources by the population and to improve interaction with nature. In 1992 the first property was purchased, and today the association owns more than 1000 hectares of land.