Economic instruments applied to transboundary basins

Posted: 2010-07-10

Central America has 120 major river basins, of which 23 (36 percent of the regional territory) are shared. In June 2010, GWP Central America and Zamorano International University, Honduras, organised a regional training workshop on how to apply economic and financial instruments such as tariffs, taxes and transfers in shared basins, some of which cross national borders.

The workshop was also supported by the Programa de Desarrollo de Zonas Fronterizas en América Central. Participants used the GWP Cap-Net Manual, Economics in Sustainable Water Management, as a key resource. This initiative followed up on a 2009 workshop on water and finance held in Guatemala (see page 13, GWP in Action 2009).

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