Water Resources and Biodiversity Management

Project Summary

The project’s main objective is to conserve aquatic biodiversity of global significance through mainstreaming biodiversity considerations in the management of water resources in Chile. The project will allow the GOC to: (i) incorporate biodiversity considerations in water management within 8 river-basins of global significance; (ii) enhance capacity to manage biodiversity within water management regimes, (iii) strengthen tools, policies, and technical baseline information required to manage aquatic biodiversity in Chile, and (iv) demonstrate successful models for mainstreaming aquatic biodiversity within integrated water management regimes.The project builds upon an IBRD loan designed to help Chile manage water resources holistically and in a decentralized way. As such, the project has been designed to maximize mainstreaming and long-term sustainability.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
310,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
932,000 USD
Total Cost 320,330,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
24 Apr 2003