Formulation of a Strategic Action Program for the Integrated Management of Water Resources and the Sustainable Development of the San Juan River Basin and its Coastal Zone

Project Summary

The Strategic Action Programme formulated under this project will contribute to the conservation of natural ecosystems and to social and economic development in order to satisfy present and future demands minimizing water conflicts. The major components of the SAP formulation include: i) the strengthening of a basin-wide information system that provides the mechanisms for gathering and dissemination of data adequate to the needs of decision-making for the integrated management of the basin; ii) the creation of a well-coordinated bilateral planning process for the SJRB; iii) the implementation of a public participation process; iv) the strengthening of public institutions and private organizations; and v) the formulation and implementation of environmental education activities. Its execution is expected to bring both local and global benefits, such as conservation of the water cycle, the preservation of major water bodies and of the region’s biodiversity, and the protection of extensive carbon sinks.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
283,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,646,820 USD
Co-financing Total
1,434,990 USD
GEF Agency Fees
412,000 USD
Total Cost 5,364,810.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 May 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
18 Dec 2000
Project closed
31 Dec 2005