Wirwina: building resilience to face hydro-metereological hazards in South America.

To contribute to the improvement of risk management of natural disasters and to the strengthening of the resilience of communities exposed to hydro-meteorological hazards and the effects of climate change in Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay.

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International partners


CIMA Foundation

Funding agencies


Starting date

April 2018

Implementation period

18 months

Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay are vulnerable to the risks of natural disasters caused by hydro-meteorological phenomena (floods, storms, drought and frosts). While in Bolivia the heating of the superficial waters of the Pacific (El Niño) caused a state of national emergency due to water deficit and drought in 51% of municipalities, in Peru and Paraguay torrential rain is causing heavy flooding. The number of families involved is increasing and local institutions, responsible for risk management and first aid, often aren’t able to prevent crisis situations or to react in a coordinated way. The aim of the project is to enhance the Rapid Alarm System (EWS) at national and decentralized level for hydro-meteorological risks in the three countries, both from a scientific and technical point of view, improving technological tools, coordination mechanisms and ensuring effective implementation of Disaster Preparedness and Response Protocols. The sharing of good practices between the private sector and civil society and the transnational exchange of knowledge, experience and tools will also be fostered in order to ensure the resilience and subsequent autonomy of high vulnerability communities in rural and peri-urban areas.


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