THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ALARM SYSTEM
FOR THE PILCOMAYO RIVER SAVES LIVES.

We brought together a diverse group of stakeholders—including over 4,000 chaqueño farmers, more than 150 community leaders, NGOs, local governments, and academic experts—with knowledge about the Pilcomayo River which traverses the Chaco province.

We proposed to make the Gran Chaco both inclusive and resistant to climate change.

We coordinate detailed climate-related data collection and knowledge management, and the creation of risk maps and an early alert system.

We innovate by:

  • Combining indigenous knowledge with academic expertise.
  • Establishing connectivity centers and collecting information from isolated indigenous communities.
  • Implementing an early alert system based on an app, WhatsApp, and community-based social networks.

We involved local and national governments to ensure that the data is taken into consideration for managing risk and crises.