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Colombia

The Colombian coast is subject to erosion, threatening tourism, nature reserves, harbours, and infrastructure. Climate change is also impacting the agricultural sector, where innovative water technologies, combined with greater access to credit, additional irrigation programmes, and improved regulations can increase resilience. There is also room for improvement in water treatment and distribution in the Urban Water Cycle.

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The Colombian coast is subject to erosion, threatening tourism, nature reserves, harbours, and infrastructure. Climate change is also impacting the agricultural sector, where innovative water technologies, combined with greater access to credit, additional irrigation programmes, and improved regulations can increase resilience. There is also room for improvement in water treatment and distribution in the Urban Water Cycle.

Colombia’s 2015-20 National Development Plan includes priorities on water infrastructure and transport, access to safe water and sanitation, integrated water resource management and integrated coastal zone management. The National Planning Department and Ministry of Transport’s River Master Plan aim to restore the navigability of rivers, which will include dredging, rehabilitation, and embankment construction.

USD 25bn in investments is planned in infrastructure projects including sea and river ports, navigable rivers and intermodal transport. The Ministry of Environment is developing a Coastal Master Plan that includes Building with Nature and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

Colombia

Canal del Dique innovative flood control design

Examples of Colombia's investments in Integrated Water Resource Management include the integrated approach to the recurring floods in the area of the river Cauca, and the restoration of the Canal del Dique that connects the Bay of Cartagena with the ...

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