In recent years, climate change has become one of the primary threats to the hydrological network in Peru. Higher temperatures mean glaciers recede between 20 and 30 meters per year, causing valuable water sources for our consumption, electricity generation and agriculture to disappear. Because of this and other factors such as population growth, rapid development of new infrastructures and prioritization of production activities, it is estimated that over 85% of river basins are currently facing threats such as shortage or pollution.
Therefore, WWF is working under a public private partnership approach with the goal that by 2020, we see at least a 10% reduction in urban water and energy footprints in Peru. Moreover, WWF is working towards a 2020 in which at least 30% of priority watersheds and riverine systems are managed under proper management schemes within a context of climate change adaptation.