Water, life and energy

Posted on 14 November 2013
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Peru harbors 231 river basins and 70% of the world’s tropical glaciers. Nevertheless, 70%
of Peru’s 30 million inhabitants live along the desert coast, which harbors less than 2%
of the country’s hydrological resources. Moreover, a large portion of the population faces lack and pollution of water sources, which intensify in the context of climate change. These and other factors such as population growth and rapid economic development are putting increased pressures on national hydrological resources.

Local communities, authorities and the private sector are WWF Peru’s key allies to achieve hydrological security in the country and to preserve biological diversity and ecosystem services provided by our freshwater sources. In this regard, WWF also
works by promoting guidelines for sustainable energy infrastructure and the reduction of the national hydrological footprint.