Intersectoral coordination for community water management

The Tulumba Valley or in the local Comechingon language, “place where used to be water,” is located 130 km from the city of Cordoba. Although it was a naturally-privileged site, residents lost their livelihoods after an extensive drought period, with water scarcity impacting their consumption and farm production. This was the push factor for many to consider selling their plots and migrate to the city in search of alternatives. In an area without major social conflicts, water scarcity became the main obstacle to stay in the territory. The combined intersectoral approach to the problem allowed to collectively managing the solution.

Photo credit: Plurales

Location: 
Departamento de Tulumba, provincia de Córdoba, Argentina
Timeline: 
2012 - 2017