Monitoring and early alerts for the Pilcomayo River save resources and lives.

2002

Tours of the basin with local residents are initiated. Training is provided on georeferencing and photographic documentation.

2004

Participatory survey supported by the Tri-national Commission of the Pilcomayo is carried out. The first water risk map is drawn up, providing a baseline from which regular monitoring is carried out and flood alert criteria are formed.

2005

Delegates from indigenous groups, together with civil servants, agree on the annual identification and cleanup of critical areas.

2011

Avina supports, for the first time, the dissemination and expansion of the participatory monitoring mechanism in Paraguay and Bolivia.

2013

Support from the Small Projects Fund for the Sustainable Development of the Chaco to Redes Chaco-Avina for trainings on georeferencing with GPS and photographic documentation, interpretation of LANDSAT satellite imagery, and basic management of the Geographic Information System (GIS).

2015

Support from the Small Projects Fund for the Sustainable Development of the Chaco – Redes Chaco / Avina / IAF- to the Committee of Small Producers for risk management and early warning, the formation of a risk committee, and its coordination with local governments.

2016

Proadapt/Avina relaunches and strengthens the Early Warning System.

2017

Development of flood risk maps for the lower basin of the Pilcomayo River. Technical support provided for the management of the system.

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