Honduras' Cosechas de Agua rainwater harvesting project has won the Latin American prize for innovative water management projects in the face of climate change.
Cosechas de Agua, developed by non-profit CHF Honduras with funding from the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, created a rainwater harvesting system for use in irrigation that seeks to reduce the effects of climate change on water resources.
The project aims to introduce complementary irrigation systems for 188 agricultural producers over 98ha of land, increasing their income by some 35%.
The US$50,000 prize, sponsored by Mexican national water authority Conagua, the Femsa foundation, IDB and the Latin American and Caribbean water center, must be used to develop the project over the next three years.
The prize was awarded during the World Water Forum, held in Marseille.