Adaptation to Climate Change through Effective Water Governance

Project Summary

The project objective is to reduce Ecuador’s vulnerability to climate change through increased adaptive capacity for the effective water resources management in a changing climate and improved access to timely and accurate climate data. The project will facilitate the implementation of efficient water management practices to withstand the effects of climate change through: sound water governance arrangements; decentralization of climate-resilient water management; information management and dissemination, and flexible financial mechanisms to promote local innovation in sustainable water management.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
Special Climate Change Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of the Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
301,500 USD
Total Cost 9,350,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Oct 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Jan 2006
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Apr 2008
Project closed
30 Dec 2011